Bravo pulls out of T20 squad

first_imgST JOHN’S, Antigua, (CMC): Left-hander Darren Bravo today became the third player to pull out of the troubled Twenty20 World Cup squad. Following the high profile withdrawals by Kieron Pollard and Sunil Narine last week, the West Indies Cricket Board announced that Bravo had also opted out of the squad in order to be available for Trinidad and Tobago Red Force in the Regional four-day championship. In a letter sent to the Board, Bravo said while he was “very grateful and humbled” to be selected, he preferred to focus on developing his game in the longest format. Selectors will now mull over yet another replacement after having to find alternatives for Pollard and Narine. All-rounder Carlos Brathwaite was named to replace Pollard while today, the board said that Barbados off-spinner Ashley Nurse had been chosen in Narine’s absence. Nurse has played four Twenty20s for West Indies and 60 overall.last_img read more

Muchiri strike sinks Zoo as Tusker go fifth

first_imgDespite the loss, the Kericho based team remained 12th in the standings with 32 points, nine off the drop zone.In the other results, Posta Rangers beat Ulinzi Stars 1-0 in Kakamega while Vihiga United and Kakamega Homeboyz played to a 1-1 draw at the Mumias Complex.Earlier in the morning, Kariobangi Sharks were hammered 2-0 by an impressive Sony Sugar at the Camp Toyoyo Ground.In Ruaraka, the game didn’t provide much of scoring chances but the home side should have gone to the break ahead on the balance of possession having seen much of the ball.Zoo had the first chance of the game after four minutes, Kepha Ondati coming to the end of a sweeping team move finding the ball from distance but his rasping shot went wide with the Tusker backline caught off their lines.Tusker FC midfielder Sidney Ochieng vies for the ball with Zoo Kericho’s Isaac Kipyegon during a Kenyan Premier League match at the Ruaraka Complex on Sunday, August 19, 2018. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluIn the seventh minute, Tusker’s June acquisition David Juma had a chance on target when he swung in a header from a Timothy Otieno cross but it swung straight into keeper Martin Elung’at’s arms.The game’s fight squared down in midfield with the two sides fighting to get the possession. Tusker had an edge, but they couldn’t find a way past the stoic Zoo defense that guarded their lines well, marshaled by Sabiri Sindani.In the 28th minute, Elung’at was forced into a brilliant save tipping over Boniface Muchiri’s swinging freekick from the edge of the box after curling it beyond the wall.Three minutes later, David Gateri also had a chance from another set piece, but a training ground routine didn’t yield much of results as the left back swung the ball straight to the keeper’s arms.Tusker FC striker Timothy Otieno wheels away from Zoo Kericho defenders during a Kenyan Premier League match at the Ruaraka Complex on Sunday, August 19, 2018. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluZoo were almost caught off a minute to halftime when Johnson Ligare’s back pass to his keeper with Muchiri intercepting it, but he could not get the ball into the back of the net despite side stepping the keeper, Sindani coming to the rescue and clearing.In the second half, Matano started off with a change in personnel, Paul Kamau coming on for Osumba. Kamau almost made an immediate impact when he looked to have been axed inside the box but the ref waved play-on.Tusker continued to press and on the hour mark came close with Macharia striking a sweet effort on the volley but it went straight to the keeper.Five minutes later through, the home side broke the deadlock, Muchiri’s well struck shot from the edge of the box whistling through a forest of legs before ending into the bottom right corner with Elunga’at’s effort at keeping it out ending in futility.Six minutes later, Otieno should have had his name on the score-sheet when he was sent through by Macharia, but his effort under pressure from SIndani was saved by Elung’at.0Shares0000(Visited 2 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Boniface Muchiri celebrates his goal against Zoo Kericho at the Ruaraka Complex on August 19, 2018. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluNAIROBI, Kenya, Aug 19 – Boniface Muchiri’s 65th minute strike was enough as Tusker bounced back from last weekend’s home loss against Bandari, beating visiting Zoo Kericho 1-0 to go fifth in the Kenyan Premier League standings.Zoo had hoped to pick maximum points on their sojourn to Nairobi to fully give them comfort off the nightmares of relegation, but they couldn’t get anything past Patrick Matasi.last_img read more


first_imgTHE BASE Enterprise Centre – which serves as an incubator facility for start-up companies and established businesses now have EIGHT businesses within their hub of innovation and industry at the community owned facility. (BASICC) established in 2008 to address the social, cultural and economic needs of the Ballybofey and Stranorlar area. Through extensive consultation and negotiations BASICC successfully secured funding to build ‘The BASE Enterprise Centre.This new purpose built community owned enterprise centre is set in the heart of County Donegal.  Funding for the centre was secured from the SPECIAL EU Programmes Body (SEUPB), the International Fund for Ireland (IFI), Enterprise Ireland (EI) and Donegal County Council (DCC).The BASE provides a platform for community and economic development and assists collaboration. The BASE has high speed broadband, shared workspace with flexible arrangements, offices and units of various sizes, meeting rooms, training facilities and onsite parking.To arrange a visit or to find out more call Donna Maskery on M: 087 607 5555 or email: you can visit the website at: BASICC WOULD LIKE TO WELCOME:Innovation Renovation- Bringing clarity to constructionViking Fit – Fitness training and body conditioningFinn Technology – Bespoke IT training and supportDonegal First Aid Services- Bringing training Alive Advanced Survey Solutions – Freelance Engineering and Surveying servicesAoibheann Gallen – Healthy mind and bodyBallybofey and Stranorlar Chamber of CommerceFinn Valley Amateur boxing club  Innovation Renovation Innovation Renovation is an exciting new business start up, Christopher Morrow the owner describes his business as “bringing clarity to construction”. Christopher is hoping to see an upturn in the industry that has experienced dwindling investment and resources over the last number of years. A Quantity Surveyor by profession he hopes to assist Home Owners, Business’s and Sub-contractors alike, with their project needs.Christopher believes his strengths lie in his ability to complete projects successfully, on time and within budget through effective communications and project management skills.“There are many examples of projects failing. This is often a result of a communications disconnect between the person who wants the work done and the person doing the work. “My business ensures this doesn’t happen. “For the contractor I provide professional Quantity Surveyor services in a flexible and focused way and for the client I act as the project manager, their single point of contact for the entire project. “I bring clarity to construction projects for the parties involved”.  Services offered:Domestic Contractors/ Subcontractors:– Procurement of projects/ submitting tenders on their behalf– Contract management/ Administration– Submitting Valuations and agreeing payment terms– Arranging other attendances to site– Agreeing final accountsInstead of hiring a full time Quantity Surveyor, Christopher will charge a set fee for submitting costs/price for tender.This limits the risk in terms of a company’s cash flow and if a project is secured then at least the contractor is safe in the knowledge that if they want to avail of a Quantity Surveyor for contract administration purposes on that project, they are making money during that period also.Christopher is fully accredited with IOHS managing safely for construction managers and can also produce Health and safety plans, Risk assessments and method statementsHomeowner/ Property occupier-Quote and provide template of works for your works– Arrange works to be carried out by professional competent tradesmen’s– Set the timescale for completion of worksHomeowners will always have one point of contact for their works, all the stress of arranging works and acquiring materials will be undertaken by Christopher.A clear understanding of how and what works will get completed with no hidden costs or surprises upon completion is the advantage of operating with Christopher and his new enterprise.Advice and quotes are free and if you have any construction queries please do not hesitate to get in touch with Christopher today. Tel: 07498 90121 Mob: 089 495 7853Email: cmorrow@innovationrenovation.ieVIKING FIT:Viking Fit has been growing steadily since it opened in The BASE in January of this year.  Michael Coleman its owner is the only person in the County registered to use TRX (Body weights). Michael spent a year researching and developing his training offering before opening his business he works on an individual basis to ensure his customers achieve their potential.His supportive approach has seen his business grow steadily since opening and his classes are now available six days a week in the centre. His training is focused, interactive and most importantly enjoyable. Michael himself has attained many powerlifting awards including three Northern Ireland titles, three Irish titles, three European titles, one world title and Donegal sports star award 2014.Michael is continuously developing his training programs to ensure he is at the very forefront of his profession.If you are interested or want to find out more contact Michael on M: 087 937 4312 Or email: vikingfit@hotmail.comFINN TECHNOLOGY:Finn Technology is an exciting new business start up which will focus on providing bespoke computer training specific to individual needs. Finn Technology is owned and operated by Maria Dullaghan.  Maria has over 10 years IT training experience delivering training to people of all ages and abilities.She has worked on specialist cross border projects delivering training on a one to one basis.She has also delivered CV workshops within the Fas framework.Maria has identified a business opportunity for Finn Technologies in providing training, help and support for those who do not want to enroll in a certified training course.These individuals and groups want training that meets their specific needs maybe all someone wants to know is how to Skype their children in Australia or see what’s happening on Donegal Daily. Whatever the requirement Maria will customise the training to fit the individual. Finn Technology offers bespoke one to one IT training for individuals and businesses of all levels and competencies.Individual ServicesIpad trainingSetting up Skype / User accountsInternet SafetyInternet & e-mail useAll Microsoft trainingCV preparationLinkedIn ProfilesBusinessesSoftware training for employeesOnline presence trainingIdentifying areas of IT improvementManaging the digital footprint of the business Parents and CarersInternet safety for allmanaging settings on Internet devicesdigital awarenessFor more information contact MariaFinn TechnologyThe Base Enterprise CentreStranorlarDonegal074 91 16674+353 83 800 3724maria@finntech.ieDonegal First Aid services (DFAS)Emmett Ryan started Donegal First Aid Services in January of this year. Emmett has a wealth of experience both in General First Aid and in Combat First Aid.Donegal First Aid Services provides a vast and varied syllabus of First Aid Training to any organisation at any level. The company prides itself in clever training solutions specifically tailored to suit training requirements. The company hosts a dynamic team of trainers and consultants who take pride in tailoring training solutions to suit the needs of individual businesses or organisations regardless of their size. These trainers are highly Skilled Professional’s with a wealth of practical experience in the field attending thousands of emergency calls throughout the Country.As part of Donegal First Aid Services expansion plan the company have moved into The BASE. “We believe The BASE is the perfect place for us, having a place in the centre of the County will be ideal. With access to purpose built training rooms and first class facilities we will be in a position to facilitate training for those business that do not have the necessary requirements to deliver the training syllabus onsite. We find this approach works well as it removes attendees away from their normal working environment and makes training more focused and specific”.Donegal First Aid Services offer all aspects of First Aid Training including Occupational First Aid,CPR/AED, Pediatric First Aid, Refresher Certification, Basic First Aid, Sports Aid andSchool/Creche First Aid. Their highly qualified trainers and small classes delivered in a relaxedenvironment ensures that learning is made easy and relevant.  Training is brought to life with hands on practical exercises this brings training ALIVE.For more information contact Emmett on M: 087 793 2189 or Email: donegalfirstaidservices.comADVANCED SURVEY SOLUTIONS:Advanced Survey Solutions was established by Ciaran Gallagher, Chartered Civil Engineer, in 2010 and offers a wide range of Freelance Engineering and Surveying services throughout the Northwest area. Following his graduation in 2003 Ciaran has gained extensive experience in the construction industry having worked for large contractors in both New York and Ireland.His major projects have included the Setting-out and Project Supervision of multi-million Dollar/Euro Public and Private Ventures; the most notable of these being a Fire Station in Far Rockaway, a high-rise apartment block in The Bronx, the extension to the Pensions Office in Sligo and the construction of Waterways Ireland’s Headquarters, on the banks of Lough Erne in Enniskillen.Ciaran has also been involved in the planning, designing and development of both residential and commercial properties throughout Donegal, Fermanagh and Derry by providing topographical and as-built surveys – including preparing maps for land transfer purposes or boundary set-out where a conflict has arisen. Most recently Ciaran has extended his services into the field of Forensic Engineering and has prepared Technical Reports into accidents that have resulted in personal injury.These have included incidents such as Road Traffic Accidents, Accidents at Work and Slip, Trip & Fall Accidents and have involved Ciaran giving his technical opinion as an expert witness in High Court actions.Ciaran prides himself in providing clients with top quality Engineering and Surveying services, efficiently and effectively, and it is on the back of this that Advanced Survey Solutions has been established.Please contact Ciaran at Advanced Survey Solutions for any service requiredServices provided include:Technical Engineer’s ReportContract Engineering & Project Management servicesBuilding & Boundary Set-outTopographical & As-built Survey – Transfer MapsAoibheann GallenAoibheann has over twenty years’ experience in the Wellness industry having treated many clients nationally, in the UK and in her own successful Wellness clinic in Co. Kerry.Aoibheann has also mentored therapists in many relaxation and Wellness therapies over the years. She is passionate about wellbeing and helping people to live a healthy balanced life. Aoibheann tailors her relaxation and meditation practices to suit the client’s needs. She has helped clients to overcome stress, grief, to cope with pain and in some cases helped to eliminate pain.   Her unique approach helps clients to maintain good health and a positive outlook through regular relaxation and meditation practices.Aoibheann says: “When you take care of your mind and body, they will take care of you” My relaxation & meditation practices give people the opportunity to stop and be still. “I teach people the tools that are needed to think more positively & positive thinking is essential for a healthy mind & body. I thoroughly enjoy my work and helping people, you are guaranteed no nonsense personal development experience.” Aoibheann offers One to One and Group sessions.  Larger group sessions can take place in a venue of your choice.Aoibheann’s sessions can be tailored for Children, Teenagers and Adults. Aoibheann’s clients have included Moya Doherty from Riverdance, John Rocha and Denise Van Outen.To book an appointment or for further information contact Aoibheann. Mobile:  087 2950286   Email:  gallena1@yahoo.ieTestimonials:“Aoibheann, has a unique technique and truly tailors the treatment to suit your needs, leaving you feeling totally relaxed, yet uplifted. She certainly has a gift” Moya Doherty & John McColgan Riverdance“The best way to send you off to the land of nod and away from everyday stresses and strains. A treatment with Aoibheann is the equivalent of a good restful holiday”. Tara Fay – Xena Productions“I very rarely have the time to relax and be pampered as my work schedule is always a bit crazy, so I was really looking forward to my pregnancy massage from Aoibheann Gallen as I’d heard how fabulous she is through the media. “I wasn’t disappointed! It was just what the doctor ordered, and left me in a totally blissed out state. In fact, I had the best night’s sleep I’d had In ages after my treatment. I would thoroughly recommend it to any pregnant woman” Denise Van OutenBallybofey and Stranorlar Chamber of CommerceThe Chamber of Commerce was set up in the 60’s to promote industry and commerce, it does this by acting as a platform for the business people of Ballybofey and Stranorlar to raise issues of concern and enables them to work together to address these issues. The chamber is the main sponsor for one of the local community employment projects in the towns.They work tirelessly with other local groups including the tidy towns committee, Coillte and Cappry football club to name but a few.The Chamber of commerce and BASiCC work closely together on economic development initiatives to benefit the local business community such as the introduction of the Valley Vouchers which are available from the Chamber office in The BASE.If you are interested in becoming a member of the chamber or you would like to find out more please call the office on Tel: 074 91 32377 or email: Finn Valley Amateur Boxing ClubFinn Valley Amateur boxing club set up in 2004. Coaches give their time on a completely voluntary basis to work with people from seven years upwards to help them progress through physical exercise.To date the Club’s list of achievements includes: World elite silver medal,  European elite gold, National senior champion, Junior Olympic gold,  Junior Olympic silver,  Youth Olympic bronze, Women’s world bronze, European under 23 gold, European youth gold, two European schoolboy bronze.Gold in the Ukraine Cup, four multi nations gold,  multi nations bronze, a three-star coach, Donegal sports star of the year, Donegal News Sports Personality of the Year,  Donegal News Young Sports Personality of the Year and Donegal News Club of the Year award.The club recently acquired two more national titles with Leah Gallen winning ‘Girl 2 ‘Gold and Michael Gallagher winning National under 18 heavy weight champion.   This brings the clubs total all Ireland titles to forty five.This massively successful club is going from strength to strength and Conor Quigley Head Coach and Club funder believes that the accomplishments achieved by the club are all due to communications, leadership and a sense of community“You have to have a special bond with each individual, each athlete is different they all tick in their own individual way, so it’s about building their confidence in themselves and supporting them to achieve their potential. There is no secret to success it’s all about hard work, dedication and sacrifice. Everyone wants success but not everyone is willing to sacrifice what is needed to be successful, that’s the difference between becoming a successful athlete and not”                EXCITING TIMES IN THE BASE ENTERPRISE CENTRE AS NEW BUSINESSES START OUT ON THEIR ENTREPRENEURIAL JOURNEY was last modified: May 19th, 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:BusinessFeaturesnewsThe Baselast_img read more


first_imgKillybegsMore than €4 million has been allocated in funding for the upgrade of Killybegs Harbour.Minister Joe McHugh TD welcomed today’s confirmation from the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Simon Coveney T.D, that Killybegs is to receive €4.135 million in funding.“The funding will be used for: Repairs to Blackrock/Auction Hall Piers; Small Craft Harbour; Smooth Point Pier Development; Landing Pier Fendering; Landing Pier Electrical Design/Works; Boatyard investment. “A total of €18mwas allocated by the Minister for this year’s Fishery Harbour and Coastal Infrastructure Capital Programme. €16m has been set aside towards safety, maintenance and new development works, including at Killybegs. The remaining €2m will be made available for a Local Authority Harbour Programme, which will assess specifically what is required to address storm damage at Local Authority owned fishery harbours.”Minister Coveney said, “This year’s programme is significant on a number of fronts, firstly it provides for the continuation of this Governments strategy to develop and improve the facilities at our fishery harbours in 2016. Secondly it prepares the groundwork for potential projects in the coming years all of which will benefit the fishing industry, seafood processing sector, other ancillary marine industries.”The cash for Killybegs Harbour will be spent on –– Repairs to Blackrock/Auction Hall Piers– Small Craft Harbour– Smooth Point Pier Development– Landing Pier Fendering– Landing Pier Electrical Design/Works– Boatyard investment KILLYBEGS TO GET MORE THAN €4M FOR UPGRADE OF HARBOUR was last modified: January 11th, 2016 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:donegalfundingharbourJoe McHughKillybegslast_img read more

Meetings 5/29

first_imgGranada Hills North Neighborhood Council, 7 p.m. Wednesday at Van Gogh Elementary School, 17160 Van Gogh St., Granada Hills. Call (818) 360-4346 or see North Hills East Neighborhood Council (forming), 7 p.m. June 5 at the Valley Korean Central Presbyterian Church, 15204 Plummer St., North Hills. Call (818) 891-0060. Greater Valley Glen Council, 7 p.m. June 5 in the faculty cafeteria at Los Angeles Valley College, 5800 Fulton Ave., Valley Glen. Call (818) 772-4842 or see Sun Valley Area Neighborhood Council, 6:30 p.m. June 6 in the assembly room at Villa Scalabrini Retirement Center, 10631 Vinedale St., Sun Valley. Call (818) 767-6766. Sylmar Neighborhood Council, 6:30 p.m. June 8 in the auditorium at Hubbard Street Elementary School, 13325 Hubbard St., Sylmar. Call (818) 833-8737. Northridge West Neighborhood Council, 7 p.m. June 13 in the auditorium at Beckford Avenue Elementary School, 19130 Tulsa St., Northridge. Call (818) 886-8028. Woodland Hills-Warner Center Neighborhood Council, 6:30 p.m. June 14 at Parkman Middle School, 20800 Burbank Blvd., Woodland Hills. Call (818) 713-8600 or see Reseda Neighborhood Council, 7 p.m. June 19 at Canoas Banquet Hall, use rear entrance, 18136 Sherman Way, Reseda. Call (818) 832-7540 or see www.resedacouncil,org. Arleta Neighborhood council, 6:30 p.m. June 20 in the auditorium at Beachy Elementary School, 9757 Beachy Ave., Arleta. Call (818) 896-5860. Pacoima Neighborhood Council, 6:30 p.m. June 21 in the community room at the Pacoima Youth and Family Center, 11243 Glenoaks Blvd., Pacoima. Call (818) 590-4792. Panorama City Neighborhood Council (forming), 6:30 p.m. June 22 in the second floor meeting room at the Mission Community Hospital medical building, 14860 Roscoe Blvd., Panorama City. Call (818) 374-9895. Notices of neighborhood council meetings are published every Monday. Send information two weeks in advance, including time, date, location and a phone number. Fax to (818) 713-0058 or e-mail local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE11 theater productions to see in Southern California this week, Dec. 27-Jan. 2Chatsworth Neighborhood Council, 7 p.m. June 7 at Lawrence Middle School, 10100 Variel Ave., Chatsworth. Call (818) 464-3511. West Hills Neighborhood Council, 7 p.m. June 7 at the 911 Communication Center, 23001 Roscoe Blvd., West Hills. Call (818) 719-8656 or see North Hills West Neighborhood Council, 7 p.m. June 7 in Building 22 at the Sepulveda VA, 16111 Plummer St., North Hills. Call (818) 893-8613 or see West Van Nuys-Lake Balboa Neighborhood Council, 7:30 p.m. June 7 at 7412 Balboa Blvd., Van Nuys. Call (818) 374-9883 or see Granada Hills South Neighborhood Council, 6 p.m. June 8 at Granada Hills Branch Library, 10640 Petit Ave., Granada Hills. Call (818) 321-6259 or see last_img read more


first_imgFROM NEIL DOHERTY IN ITALY: Celtic played one of their best games in Europe since the Martin O’Neill era – but familiar refereeing on Italian soil robbed them of a place in he last 32 of the Europa League.The Hoops played their part in a thrilling 1-1 draw at Serie A high-flyers Udinese, and could have won it had the referee given a blatant penalty.But just like away to Juventus a few years ago, the referee got it wrong. On that occasion that referee gave a penalty against Celtic that left the world of football stunned. Gary Hooper had opened the scoring inside 30 minutes with a close-range tap-in that was cancelled out on the stroke of half-time by €20M-rated Antonio Di Natale.In the second half Celtic hit the post, keep Fraser Foster was stunning – and then there was a blatant handball in the Udinese box which the referee didn’t see (or didn’t want to see).“I was very proud of the team, everyone made a fantastic contribution and with a bit of luck we’d be through,’” Lennon said afterwards.“I thought there was a clear handball, I though it hit one of their centre-backs on the arm, we hit the post, we had one cleared off the line… “In terms of chances it was was almost as good as we’ve played. To come away from home, to Italy of all places, and play like that was good to see.”Fraser Forster made a string of fine saves and Lennon likened the on-loan Newcastle man to a former Hoops favourite.“We had Artur Boruc a couple of years ago and in Forster, I think we’ve found another one like that. There were some top-class saves. You need your goalkeeper like that,” he added.Celtic bow out of Europe once again – but there were signs tonight that this team is starting to fight again.© 2011, all Rights Reserved The copying, republication or redistribution of Content, including by framing or similar means, is expressly prohibited by law.Follow us on us on anything on THE HOOPS REPORT: CELTS OUT OF EUROPE BUT HEADS HELD HIGH was last modified: December 15th, 2011 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:THE HOOPS REPORT: CELTS OUT OF EUROPE BUT HEADS HELD HIGHlast_img read more

All the latest England news, as Three Lions welcome special guest to training

first_imgGareth Southgate put his squad through their paces at the Spartak Zelenogorsk stadium on Tuesday morning ahead of a flight to the Russian capital.Despite the pressure of replicating the heroes of ’66, the squad looked relaxed during the open section of their morning session.There was a surprise inclusion among the 23 players as a rubber chicken was thrown around in the early part of training. Jordan Henderson was a fitness worry with a tight hamstring but trained fully alongside Jamie Vardy, who missed Saturday’s win over Sweden with a groin injury.With every player set to be at his disposal, it remains to be seen if Southgate sticks with the same line-up that started against both Colombia and Sweden to reach the last four.After finally winning a World Cup penalty shootout against the South Americans, England delivered a controlled performance to knock out the Swedes.England take on Croatia at the Luzhniki Stadium at 7pm on Wednesday, a game you can hear live on talkSPORT.The Three Lions will be hoping to get the win that would see them return to the same venue to face either France or Belgium in the final. 2 The England players looked in good spirits ahead of their World Cup semi-final England have no injury worries ahead of their first World Cup semi-final since 1990.The Three Lions take on Croatia in Moscow on Wednesday, where victory would take them to their first major tournament Final in 52 years. 2 Fabian Delph avoids getting tagged by the chicken in training last_img read more

Women’s Basketball Set To Host William Penn In Annual “Pack The Knapp” Game

first_imgDES MOINES, Iowa – The Knapp Center will be rocking on Friday as the Drake University women’s basketball team is set to host William Penn in its annual “Pack The Knapp For Character Counts” game. Over 3,000 local elementary and middle school students will fill the stands for a fun-filled day of educational activities and Bulldog basketball. Tipoff against the Statesmen is slated for 11:05 a.m. and the contest will be broadcast online on The Valley On ESPN3. Drake owns a 6-2 overall record as the Bulldogs look to snap a two-game losing streak. The losses occurred to two tough, non-conference opponents in South Dakota and Green Bay, who are favored to finish second and first in their respective conferences. Junior Lizzy Wendell (Blue Springs, Mo.) leads the Missouri Valley Conference in scoring at 19.1 points per game. Drake, who is the top scoring team in the MVC and 28th in the nation at 79.0 points a game, has two other players in sophomore Maddy Dean (Jordan, Minn.) at 14.4 ppg. and freshman Sara Rhine (Eldon, Mo.) at 11.3 ppg. averaging double figures. William Penn at 5-5 overall is located in Oskaloosa, Iowa, and is a NAIA (National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics) program that is a member of the Heart of America Conference. The Statesman are paced in scoring by Kadejah Young’s 12.1 points a game. Willie Scott is in his first year as head coach of William Penn. Friday will be the seventh overall meeting between the two schools, but the first since 1979. Drake and William Penn have each won three games in the all-time series, which started back in the late 1970’s when both programs were members of the AIAW (Association for Intercollegiate Athletics for Women). Drake has a three-game win streak in the series. William Penn is the first of three remaining non-conference games for the Bulldogs, who will begin Missouri Valley Conference play on Jan. 1 at home against SIU. Following Friday’s game, Drake will have over a week off for final exams before returning to action at Northern Illinois on Dec. 19. Three days later, the Bulldogs will wrap up their non-conference schedule at Iowa on Dec. 22. Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more


first_imgDeclan Nee (Benny Southstreet), Chris Duddy (Nicely Nicely Johnson) and Kevin Shields (Rusty Charlie) pictured during rehearsals for the forthcoming production of Guys and Dolls in An Grianán Theatre. A feast of music, dancing and comedy is in store at An Grianán Theatre from March 4-8 when Letterkenny Musical Society follow up their recent sold-out hit performances of Annie, Oliver and Calamity Jane with a stunning production of the Broadway smash-hit Guys and Dolls.Famed for their amazing shows, Letterkenny Musical Society (LMS) has again pulled out all the stops with this year’s much-loved classic and once more they have found fresh and exciting new talent to add to their experienced group of versatile performers. Auditions for the various roles began back in September and since then, the entire cast has been working on the forthcoming production that’s certain to be another show stopping success.Under the keen eye of Director Billy Patterson and Producer Noel O’Donnell, the energetic and talented bunch of singers and actors have put together a version of Guys and Dolls that you really do not want to miss.Giles Murray (Nathan Detroit), Maria Rushe (Miss Adelaide), Julianna Ayton (Sarah Brown) and Mark Leonard (Sky Masterson) who play the lead roles in the forthcoming production of Guys and Dolls in An Grianán Theatre from March 4-8.Fresh from an acclaimed performance as Wild Bill Hickock in Calamity Jane, Giles Murray superbly plays the role of Nathan Detroit who is desperately trying to find a venue to host an illegal crap game, while at the same time trying to avoid the long-arm of the law in the guise of Lieutenant Brannigan played by Donal Kavanagh.Maria Rushe is delightful in the role of Nathan Detroit’s long-suffering girlfriend Miss Adelaide who is determined to see Detroit give up his gambling ways and finally commit to her by getting married. But with high rollers in town, Detroit can’t resist the opportunity to make a fortune. With his sidekicks Benny Southstreet, played by Declan Nee, and Nicely-Nicely Johnson, played by Chris Duddy, they set in motion a plan to get the dough needed to arrange the game.That plan involves making a bet with the highest-roller of them all, Sky Masterson, played splendidly by Mark Leonard who made his debut with LMS in Calamity Jane last year.All he has to do is manage to convince straight-laced Salvation Army Mission leader, Sarah Brown, to come on a date with him and the ball is set in motion for fun, frivolity and of course love.Julianna Ayton, who played Calamity Jane to rave reviews last year, excels once again as Sarah and she is supported superbly by a fantastic Salvation Army Mission crew including Emer McGeehin as Agatha and Joe Harley as Arvide Abernathy, who melts hearts with a beautiful love song.Nicola McBride is excellent again as General Matilda B Cartwright, while Patrick Quinn as Harry the Horse, Kevin Shields as Rusty Charlie and Cathal Quinn as Big Jule are just a few of the crapshooters Nathan Detroit is hoping to snag into his illegal game.As usual the LMS have built the foundations for this superb show on excellent music, with the astounding harmonies once again creatively sewn together by musical director Gerard Bradley. Maria Rushe, meanwhile, not only plays a leading role, but is also responsible for the sensational vibrant dancing in her role as the show’s choreographer.Add in a visually delightful opening scene, crap shooters, hotbox dancing girls, and an action-packed Cuban bar scene and there’s a sure-fire recipe for one astonishing show in An Grianán Theatre next week.Of course early booking is advisable because the last three LMS productions sold out in a flash. Tickets for this must-see musical are available by contacting the box office at An Grianán 0035374 9120777 or online at angrianan.comGiles Murray (Nathan Detroit) and Declan Nee (Benny Southstreet) pictured during rehearsals for the forthcoming production of Guys and Dolls in An Grianán Theatre.THE ‘GUYS AND DOLLS’ OF LETTERKENNY MUSICAL SOCIETY TO DELIVER AGAIN! was last modified: February 25th, 2014 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:Guys and DollsLetterkenny Musical Societylast_img read more


first_imgManagement at the wonderful Larkins of Newmills are offering a whole host of sensational Christmas Packages for 2014.Larkins of Newmills in conjunction with Voodoo Venue have joined forces to deliver unbeatable Christmas Packages for festive revellers.The magically themed Christmas Party Packages at Larkins of Newmills are only €15! They’re offering THREE different packages for you to enjoy over the festivities.Ooh La La! On December 5thIt’s Ladies Night! Christmas Chic Party Package with free gifts on the night and party tunes from DJ McAllister.Sinatra Style Chrtistmas Party Package. It’s show-time on December 12th and 13th, with live music from Stringfellas guaranteed to have you in full swing.Rock n’ Roll Christmas Party Package. Grab your dancing shoes and get ready to rock on December 19th and 20th.It’s rocking to live music by Stringfellas.Simply pick your themed Christmas party night and each night includes: • Bus pick up from Voodoo Venue 8pm• Christmas Cocktails on arrival• Festive Finger Food Platters• Return Bus to Voodoo at midnight. • Glass of Champagne• 1/2 price entry to all Voodoo VenuesLet our family look after yours in style this Christmas with our uniquely themed venue and Christmas Party Packages.Celebrating our 1st Christmas there’ll be lots of festive sparkle at Larkins of Newmills. Now taking bookings call 0749126697.Late Late Christmas Shopper Special available daily until 9pm~ 4 courses €15.50.Full menu available also.Larkins of Newmills open 7 days a week from 10am. Breakfast served daily. Carvery lunch Mon-Fri from 12.30pm-3pm. Sunday lunch from 12.30pm onwards.Sunday Special 4 courses €15.50.Newly decorated function room available for events and private parties.AMAZING CHRISTMAS PACKAGES FOR JUST €15 AT LARKINS OF NEWSMILLS was last modified: November 18th, 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:BusinessFeaturesLarkins of Newmillsnewslast_img read more