LISCR FC Advances to Semifinal

first_imgLISCR FC— Defeat FC Fassel 2-1 (3-2 aggregate)Two goals from Robert Mensah and Christopher Jackson in the second half yesterday secured a spot for the Shipping Boys in the Semifinal of the FA Cup after a fascinating 2-1 (3-2 aggregate) triumph over FC Fassel at the Antoinette Tubman Stadium.FC Fassel got the curtain raiser midway through the first after striker Sam Kollie struck from about 23yards with his left foot that gave goalkeeper Tommy Songo no chance of making a save.The goal came after forward Varney Sando of LISCR FC missed an open goal in the 17th minute after striker Jackson penetrated Fassel’s defense by beating three opposing defenders and later delivered a low cross that was wasted by forward Sando.A one-on-one opportunity for the Fassel to double their lead in the first was denied by goalkeeper Songo after he cut down the angle to send the striker’s chip pass over the crossbar.The lone goal kept the Soccer Missionaries in the lead up to the first half break.Upon resumption of the second half under the heavy down pull of rain, the Soccer Missionaries returned from the break with no indication of slowing down, after threatening LISCR‘s goal post through forward Christian Doe.Forward Doe had three good chances to in the early minutes of the second to increase his side’s lead, but had his self to blame after missing those chances.Despite the forward’s failure to convert those chances, Fassel kept their opponents under pressure in search fro additional goals, with skillful froward Terrance Tisdell decisively driving through the right wing of LISCR’s defense.However, Coach Tapha Manneh did not give up despite being down with less than 15 minutes to the end of the match, giving instructions to his players and made changes in the team’s attacking force after striker Mensah was introduced .Coach Tapha Manneh and Christopher Wleh providing instructions to players during the late minutes of the matchCoach Manneh’s boys got long awaited equalizer in the 81th minute after striker Jackson netted a low ground cross from Prince Urey; a goal that got LISCR’s supporters off the stand.Mensah, a Ghanaian, had the final say for the day after he slotting home a rebound from a corner kick in the four minutes added time to secure a semi final slot of the shipping boys.As the Shipping Boys continue their unbeaten run in all competitions, the team will now await the draw to know their next opponents in the last four of the competition, while FC Fassel’s hope of becoming double champions has been dashed, with their attention now focus on the championship.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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Alberta Soccer Association seeking candidates for next Board of Directors

first_imgEDMONTON, A.B. – The Alberta Soccer Association is seeking candidates for its Board of Directors.At their Annual General Meeting in February 2019, four positions will be up for election:President (2-year term)Director-at-large (2-year term)Director-at-large (2-year term)Rural Director-at-large (2-year term)Alberta Soccer Executive Director, Shaun Lowther, says Alberta Soccer is committed to the promotion of equity, diversity, and inclusion in all areas of the organization.- Advertisement -“As the most widely played sport in the world, soccer should represent us entirely. One of our goals at Alberta Soccer is to realize a board that replicates what is evident on the soccer pitch – a diverse cross-section of our community. We encourage qualified candidates from all backgrounds to submit their interest and be active on a Board that supports our membership.”For more information on how to apply, you can visit albertasoccer.comlast_img read more

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49er notes: Espinosa earns Big West honors

first_img Men’s basketball The 49ers will play their last home game of the season Thursday when they play host to Big West Conference foe UC Irvine at Walter Pyramid. Tip off is 7:05 p.m. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Espinosa drove in five runs in those three games, six for the week. He is batting .319 on the season with a team-leading 11 RBI. The Dirtbags are 8-4 and ranked No. 18 in the country. Women’s soccer Coach Mauricio Ingrassia said he has added three international players for the 2007 fall campaign. They are twin sisters Caroline and Grace Shevlin of Peru and Janet Mendez of Mexico. “Our 2007 class is a fine group of student-athletes that will add depth to our program and make us exponentially better,” said Ingrassia, whose team went 14-5-1 in 2006. “For the first time in our program’s history, we are adding some international experience to the mix.” Other recruits include Mariko Strickland, a transfer from San Diego State; Lindsay Bullock of Manhattan Beach; Kristen Kiefer of Mission Viejo; and Emily Kingsborough and Vanessa Nieto of Santa Rosa. center_img Dirtbags shortstop Danny Espinosa on Monday was named Big West Conference Player of the Week for the second time this season. Long Beach began the week with a 2-1 loss at sixth-ranked Rice, a game in which Espinosa went 1 for 4 with an RBI. Espinosa then batted .545 (6 for 11) in a 14-1 victory over No. 15 UCLA and 4-1 and 8-3 victories over California. last_img read more

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Stars salvage draw with Uganda at Kasarani

first_img0Shares0000Harambee Stars attacking midfielder Eric Johannah wheels away from Uganda’s Mustafa Kizza during their international friendly match at the Moi Sports Centre Kasarani on September 8, 2019. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluNAIROBI, Kenya, Sep 8 – Kenneth Muguna scored his first international goal as Harambee Stars came from behind to draw 1-1 with Uganda Cranes in an international friendly match at the Moi Sports Centre Kasarani on Sunday evening.Emmanuel Okwi had given the visitors a first half lead, but an improved performance by the Kenyan boys in the second half saw Stars salvage a draw. In his first game in charge, Harambee Stars boss Francis Kimanzi handed first team debuts to three players.Bandari’s Collins Agade and Gor Mahia’s Lawrence Juma paired up in midfield while former Mathare United defender Samwel Olwande, now with Kariobangi Sharks started on the right side of defense.Uganda was clearly the better side in the opening half, Khalid Aucho, formerly with Tusker FC and Gor Mahia putting up a shift in midfield to supply the forward line that had the prowess of Allan Okello and Okwi.-Okwi chanceOkwi had an early chance in the 15th minute off a quickly started throw in but his shot was turned behind for a corner by Matasi.The visitors came close two minutes later when some neat passing inside the box saw Allan Kyambade break in but his fierce shot came off the upright and ricocheted off Michael Kibwage to luckily spiral over for a corner.Harambee Stars defender Eric ‘Marcelo’ Ouma wins the ball ahead of Uganda’s Emmanuel Okwi during an international friendly match at the Kasarani Stadium on September 8, 2019. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluThe early Uganda pressure bore fruit after 22 minutes when Okwi beat Matasi one on one, thanks to some industrious play from youngster Okello.The Kampala City Council Authority forward lifted the ball over Kibwage on the right before hitting a no look pass that landed brilliantly into Okwi’s waiting feet.Stars found themselves trailing without even threatening the Uganda Cranes goalkeeper Charles Lukwago.Ayub Timbe was Kenya’s most industrious player, but his runs and dribbles seldom created any danger. He however created Kenya’s first shot on target in the 33rd minute when he made a run off the right drifting to the edge of the box.He set Eric Johannah up with a good pass and acres of space on the left, but his shot was saved by Lukwago. Timbe came close in the 38th minute with a rasping shot from the edge of the box which flew just wide.-Agade hauled offFive minutes to the break, Kimanzi made changes, seeking to add some presence in midfield. Off came debutant Agade and his place taken up by Whyvonne Isuza.Harambee Stars striker Michael Olunga chases down Uganda’s Revita John during an international friendly match at the Kasarani Stadium on September 8, 2019. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluThe change meant that Juma drew back to defensive midfield with Isuza taking up the attacking midfield role.Stars started the second half with changes, Johnstone Omurwa coming on for Kibwage in defense, a measure taken by Kimanzi to seal off the backline.It was the Cranes who almost doubled their tally just two minutes in when Mustafa Kizza’s freekick bounced awkwardly infront of Patrick Matasi and came off the bar.Hearing the sound of the danger siren, Stars sought to get themselves on track and they equalized just four minutes later when Muguna had the simplest of tasks tapping into the net a low cross from Timbe.While the China based winger just slapped a low ball into the area, credit of the work has to go to Erick ‘Marcelo’ Ouma who took on a daunting run on the left, skipping past three markers before nudging the ball forward for Timbe to cross.-Grow in confidenceHarambee Stars defender Erick ‘Marcelo’ Ouma tackles Uganda’s Allan Kyambade during an international friendly match at the Kasarani Stadium on September 8, 2019. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluStars grew in confidence after the equalizer and played better.Olunga had a great chance in the 57th minute but his volley was saved by the keeper and the rebound cleared off the line by John Revita.Six minutes later, the Ugandan keeper made a massive save, throwing himself on the ball at point blank to deny Isuza who had seemingly taped home a cross from Johannah.Kimanzi made more changes, Olwande coming off for another debutant in Bandari’s Nicholas Mejja as Stars sought the winner. Boniface Muchiri was also hauled in for his senior team debut for Johannah.Muchiri came close to capping off his day with a goal, but his header off an Ayub Timbe cross rose over the bar.Stars came ever so close when skipper Olunga’s curling effort came against the upright while Timbe’s effort on the follow up hit the side netting.0Shares0000(Visited 91 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

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DONEGAL SCOUTS CELEBRATE FOUNDER’S DAY IN NEWTOWN

first_imgErrigal Scout County brought together scout groups from Donegal, Derry and Tyrone to celebrate the anniversary of the founder of Scouting, Robert Baden Powell.This year’s celebrations were hosted by 9th Donegal (Newtowncunningham) as part of their 35th anniversary. The event was attended by the Chief Scout, Michael John Shinnick, who travelled from Cork for the occasion.As part of the day all the groups participated in a parade through the town, a terrific sight of over 600 young people in uniform representing towns such as Carndonagh, Buncrana, Muff, Derry, Strabane, Manorcunningham, Raphoe, Letterkenny, LIfford, Stranorlar, Donegal Town, Killybegs and the host town. During the ecumenical service a number of awards were presented by the Chief Scout.Two Gold Merit awards went to St Eugene’s Scout leaders Dessie Taylor and Bernie Cassidy for their dedication to Scouting. Two 25 yr service awards were presented to James McGuinness of Killybegs and Dympna Whoriskey of Newtowncunningham.A number of other awarded were received by Hannah Anderson (Bronze Merit award), Nuala Knox and Darina Friel (10 yr service) and Johnny Callaghan (15 yrs service).Chief Scout, Michael John Shinnick, said that Scouting was going from strength to strength in the North West and he thanked all the dedicated adult volunteers for their commitment and dedication in providing scouting to the young people of their locality. PICTURES BY KIND PERMISSION OF NEWSPIXIRLDONEGAL SCOUTS CELEBRATE FOUNDER’S DAY IN NEWTOWN was last modified: February 26th, 2012 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:donegalRobert Baden PowellScoutslast_img read more

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A VERY SPECIAL DELIVERY BY SOME VERY SPECIAL BIKERS!

first_imgThe Donegal Motorcycle Group braved the elements yesterday to deliver toys to the Donegal Women’s Domestic Violence Service.The event was once again organised by Wesley Moore.Donegal Motorcycle Action Group thanked all the men and women who took the time and made the effort to purchase toys to help Santa and make a special delivery to the families who are accessing their service. “We would like to take this opportunity to wish all the bikers and those who donated a happy Christmas and healthy and prosperous 2016,” said a DMAG spokesman.A VERY SPECIAL DELIVERY BY SOME VERY SPECIAL BIKERS! was last modified: December 7th, 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)last_img read more

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DONEGAL HOTEL TO BE AUCTIONED FOR €175K

first_imgCaiseal Mara Hotel, Foyle Street, Moville Image: www.allsopspace.ieA Donegal village hotel has been set a reserve price of  €175000 at an auction on October 15th.The next Allsop Space auction in Dublin’s RDS will see Caiseal Mara Hotel at Foyle Street, Moville go under the hammer.The semi-detached hotel will be sold with all contents included. There are 48 ensuite bedrooms, two function rooms, a bar and restaurant in the hotel, as well as a lobby, kitchen and staff rooms.The hotel has been closed since June last year, after it was taken into administration in 2010. DONEGAL HOTEL TO BE AUCTIONED FOR €175K was last modified: September 25th, 2013 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:auctionCaiseal Mara Hotelmovillelast_img read more

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Giants lose on walk-off double in game loaded with late twists and turns

first_imgMILWAUKEE — When Austin Slater lined a pinch-hit, go-ahead double into the left center field gap in the seventh inning at Miller Park, it all looked so promising for the Giants.When reliever Sam Dyson coughed up an eighth inning lead and allowed three earned runs, promise suddenly turned to pain for the visitors from San Francisco.By the time the Giants finally lost 5-4 on a walk-off RBI double in the bottom of the ninth from Brewers pinch-hitter Ben Gamel, the various twists and turns the …last_img read more

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Ohio Crop Progress — August 20, 2018

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Warm and wet weather continued for most of the State, according to Cheryl Turner, State Statistician, USDA, NASS, Ohio Field Office. There were 4.2 days suitable for fieldwork in Ohio during the week ending August 19. Corn progress remained well ahead of the 5-year average for dough and dent stages. Soybean condition improved slightly to 75 percent good to excellent. Field work included making hay, tilling fields, and hauling manure. Livestock reportedly benefited from cooler temperatures in the mornings and improved pasture conditions. Oats were nearly all harvested by the end of the week.Click here to read the full reportlast_img read more

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Decision to ban Zakir Naik’s IRF was in interest of India: HC

first_imgThe Delhi High Court on Thursday held that the Centre’s decision to ban Zakir Naik’s Islamic Research Foundation (IRF) was taken to safeguard national security as it dismissed its plea challenging the ban.Holding that Naik’s foundation’s plea challenging the Centre’s decision has “no merit”, the court said the order of the government was “not arbitrary and illegal”.“The decision by the Union of India was taken in the interest to safeguard the sovereignty, integrity and national security of India,” Justice Sanjeev Sachdeva said.The court also agreed with the government contention that the order was made after “application of mind” as there was apprehension that youths could be “radicalised” to join terror groups.It said that the government has produced material before it to back its decision to immediately impose the ban on the organisation.The government had told the court, which had reserved the verdict on February 1 on IRF’s plea against the order to immediately ban the organisation, that it has enough material in its possession to take action against the foundation.The Centre had also produced before the court the files and materials available with the government on the basis of which the decision was made.IRF, in its plea, had challenged the November 17, 2016, notification of the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) which had imposed an immediate ban on the organisation under the Unlawful Activities Prevention Act (UAPA).Upholding the Centre’s notification, Justice Sachdeva said the government has given reasons for their step and it is wrong to say that no detail reasons were communicated to them before banning.Meanwhile, the High Court made clear that the tribunal, set up under the UAPA, shall not get influence by the findings of this judgement and decide the issue pending before them on merit.IRF had submitted that the MHA notification gives no reason and cites no material for taking such a step as was required by the law laid down by the Supreme Court.IRF also said the immediate ban was imposed without giving it any show cause notice.However, the Centre had countered the submissions and had said that the need for taking the urgent steps was felt in view of the apprehension that Indian youths could be “radicalised” or “motivated” by the alleged statements and speeches made by IRF and its members, including its president Naik, to join terror groups like ISIS, which is a cause of global concern.Aggrieved by the Centre’s stand, IRF’s counsel had also said that whatever has been done by a person in his or her individual capacity does not mean that an l organisation can be banned.“IRF is not an accused in the case and the crime report reported against Naik is of 2012—2013,” the counsel had said, adding, “Why action has been taken after such a long time? Is this the way the government applies its mind?” The Centre had earlier told the high court that as per the notification, Naik was also accused of making statements which were “derogatory of other religions” and thus, “spreading communal disharmony”.It had said that Mumbai Police had already lodged an FIR against six others of IRF on a complaint by the father of a Kerala—based youth who joined ISIS.It had said that some terrorists and ISIS sympathisers arrested by the authorities have claimed “they were inspired by the statements made by IRF”.IRF had contended that dates or contents of the alleged speeches and statements have not been mentioned in the notification.It had said that it was limiting its plea to the immediate ban and not raising the issue of freezing of its accounts under the Foreign Contribution Regulation Act.last_img read more

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