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McCleary shines in Reading win

first_imgBRISTOL, England (CMC): Jamaica international Garath McCleary scored his second goal of the season but first of the Championship, as Reading beat Bristol City 2-0 here Saturday. The 28-year-old netted one of two first half goals and set up the other to give the visitors their third win in four league outings and put them sixth in the table on 12 points. Unbeaten Brighton sit top of the standings with 20 points, three clear of Middlesbrough. Playing at Ashton Gate, Reading were ahead after just nine minutes when McCleary put through Nick Blackman for the 25-year-old striker to beat goalkeeper Frank Fielding with a clinical finish. The visitors then doubled their lead four minutes later when McCleary collected the ball about 12 yards outside the box and superbly blasted his volley into the back of the nets. Reading controlled the game at half-time and afterward, managed to keep the scoreline intact. Bristol had two penalty appeals waived away and Jamaica international defender Michael Hector also made a superb tackle late on to deny Ivorian Jonathan Kodjia a clear goal-scoring opportunity. McCleary started the season well, scoring against Portsmouth in a 2-1 victory in the Capital Cup. The England-born forward was a key part of the Jamaica squad which reached the final of the CONCACAF Gold Cup in July before losing to Mexico.last_img read more

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Reality check hits Gilas ahead of Fiba Asia Cup

first_img‘I’m out!’: PewDiePie releases last video before taking break from YouTube 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano Kawhi Leonard, Clippers rally to beat Pelicans Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ FILE PHOTO – Guard Ray Parks and national team assistant coach Jimmy Alapag during practice at Meralco Gym. Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netThere were occasional bursts of laughter during practice on Thursday.Controlled scrimmages between Gilas Pilipinas’ Fiba Asia Cup team and Southeast Asian Games squad were intense, but fun was still written on the players’ faces from the ever playful Calvin Abueva to the usually stoic Mac Belo and always serious Terrence Romeo.ADVERTISEMENT Seasoned Fernandes wages ONE bantamweight title to young Leone View comments LATEST STORIES MOST READcenter_img Indian national gunned down in Camarines Sur Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend “As you can see, we’re very far from being in competitive shape so all we can do is really make the best of what we have and have fun like this kasi there’s just so much we can do. We’ll just try our best.”Gilas opens its campaign against China on Wednesday. The team takes a break on Friday, then holds its last practice here Saturday morning.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next But beyond the feeling of ease throughout Gilas’ second to the last training session before leaving for Lebanon early Sunday morning, reality check hits.“As you can see, the Fiba Asia team, they’re having a hard time against the SEA Games team. Can you imagine if that’s China?” Reyes told reporters.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’“But like I always keep saying, we gotta work with what we have. We had to rest the players who have games tomorrow so those who  are not playing tomorrow were the ones who scrimmaged,” said Reyes, referring to June Mar Fajardo and Jayson Castro, who will suit up for their respective PBA clubs on Friday.Reyes admitted the team still has a lot of catching up to do to reach its desired form in time for the Fiba Asia tilt. OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson McGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC return LeBron James scores 31 points, Lakers beat Rocketslast_img read more

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Boyfriend remanded for Canje teen’s murder

first_imgBy Andrew CarmichaelThe prime suspect in the Number Two Canje teenager’s murder was on Tuesday remanded when he appeared before a Berbice Magistrate, where he was arraigned for the capital offence.The accused, 25-year-old Ryan Singh, was not required to plea to the indictable charge when it was read to him at the Sisters Magistrate’s Court, on the East Bank of Berbice by Magistrate Alex Moore.Remanded: 25-year-old murder accused, Ryan SinghIt is alleged that on July 29, 2017, at Number Two Village, East Canje, Berbice, he murdered 16-year-old Parbattie Lakhpal, also called “Rosanna”.The defendant, who was not represented, will have to return to court on September 26, when the prosecution is expected to report on the progress of the file. The case has been transferred to the New Amsterdam Magistrate’s Court.The teenager’s lifeless body was discovered by a visitor to the home at Lot 369 North Number Two Village, Canje, lying on the floor in a pool of blood.An autopsy performed on the body gave the teen’s cause of death as shock and hemorrhage as a result of a stab wound to the neck.Dead: Parbattie Lakhpal, also called ‘Rosanna’The duo reportedly met over Facebook and the murder accused subsequently moved in with Lakhpal who was 15 years old at the time.Neighbours reportedly complained to Lakhpal’s mother that Singh was abusing her daughter every time they were alone.It had been reported that Singh and the now dead girl had frequent fights and three days before her demise, the girl’s mother demanded that he leave the home. Singh was unemployed and was not required to pay a rent. Guyana Times understands that the 25-year-old Singh was “put out of the home” because he reportedly had not been making attempts to find a job.Singh was arrested by Police authorities in Nickerie, Suriname last week and subsequently handed over to local law enforcement authorities in Guyana.Meanwhile, outside of the court, Singh told reporters that he did not commit the act and that the dead girl’s mother should go and look for the real killer.Asked why he fled to Suriname, Singh said he was working there.As he was being taken away, he told the mother of the dead teen, “Love you, Mums”.last_img read more

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Senior Flyers Playoff Schedule

first_imgThe Fort St. John Senior Flyers are set to kick off the playoffs with a best of 5 game series against Lakeland.Game 1 will happen Tuesday Feb 17 at the NPA – Puck Drops at 8:30pmGame 2 will happen Thursday Feb 19 in Lakeland- Advertisement -Game 3 will happen Saturday Feb 21 at the NPA – Puck Drops at 8:30pm*Game 4 will happen Tuesday Feb 24 in Lakeland*Game 5 will happen Thursday Feb 26 at the NPA – Puck Drops at 8:30pmAdvertisementlast_img

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Open fires restricted in the Prince George Fire Centre starting Friday

first_imgThe prohibition will remain in effect until September 30, or until the public is otherwise notified. The prohibition does not ban campfires that are a half-metre high by a half-metre wide or smaller, and does not apply to cooking stoves that use gas, propane or briquettes. Prohibited activities include, the burning of any waste, stubble, grass, or the use of fireworks, sky lanterns or burning barrels.Anyone lighting a campfire is required to maintain a fireguard by removing flammable debris from around the campfire area and must have a hand tool or at least 8 litres of water available nearby to properly extinguish the fire.- Advertisement -Do not light campfires or keep them burning during windy conditions and make sure the fire is fully extinguished and the ashes are cold to the touch before leaving the area for any length of time. This prohibition covers all provincially-owned parks and lands, but does not apply within the boundaries of a local government that has forest fire prevention bylaws and is serviced by a fire department.You should check with local authorities for any other restrictions before lighting a fire.Advertisement For the latest information on current wildfire activity, burning restrictions, road closures and air quality advisories, go to www.bcwildfire.ca. Anyone found in contravention of an open fire prohibition may be issued a ticket for $345, or if convicted in court, may be fined up to $100,000 and sentenced to one year in jail.If the contravention causes or contributes to a wildfire, the person responsible may be subject to a penalty of up to $10,000 and be ordered to pay all firefighting and associated costs. The Prince George Fire Centre extends from the Yukon and Northwest Territories borders in the north to Tweedsmuir Provincial Park, Cottonwood River and Robson Valley in the south, and from the Alberta border in the east to the Skeena Mountains in the west. Report a wildfire or unattended campfire by calling 1 800 663-5555 toll-free or *5555 on a cellphone.Advertisementlast_img read more

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Southampton 4-0 Arsenal: Saints trounce pitiful Gunners

first_img Southampton players celebrate 1 Same old Arsenal. Just when you think they can take the lead in the Premier League title race they throw it away with a dreadful display against a mid-table side.Southampton were more than deserving of their win as they were ruthless all over the park, and terrorised their toothless visitors, with Cuco Martina, Shane Long (2) and Jose Fonte grabbing their goals in a 4-0 victory.Arsene Wenger who, just days earlier, saw his side dismantle title rivals Manchester City, will be perplexed by his side’s performance but the truth is that they just did not show enough fight and were easily humbled.The opening was scrappy on the south coast with neither side crafting any clear-cut chances and sloppy passing spoiling the clash.An excellent Aaron Ramsey pass did light up the opening 15 minutes but Nacho Monreal could only hit a defender with his cross, with the resulting corner disappointing and another bobbling shot from the Spaniard being smothered, eventually, by Maarten Stekelenburg.The game though was lit up after 19 minutes with a stunning strike from Saints right-back Cuco Martina.Ryan Bertrand’s poor cross was headed clear by Per Mertesacker but from 30 yards Martina, slammed a sweet outside-of-the-boot right-foot shot curling into the back of the net, leaving Petr Cech with no chance.Shane Long caused the Gunners plenty of problems too as he happily gave Mertesacker a rough ride, and saw a goal disallowed as Southampton looked to double their lead.Theo Walcott had Arsenal’s best chances but couldn’t trouble Stekelenburg sufficiently, despite his side’s domination in the latter stages of the first half.After the break, Southampton had another goal disallowed, this time for offside, as Virgil van Dijk looped a header over Petr Cech, before crashing into the goalkeeper.The Gunners continued to be untidy and were punished just ten minutes into the second period as Sadio Mane squared for the dangerous Long, who tapped the ball past Cech, although Arsenal players were angered by what they deemed as a foul in the build-up.Lacking fight, the Gunners drove forward but skill alone could not beat a Southampton side who were ready to battle to protect their lead and it was soon 3-0 to the Saints as Jose Fonte powered home a header from a corner.Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Calum Chambers and youngster Alex Iwobi were put into the fray by a glum Wenger, but the damage had already been done.And, such was the ruthlessness of Koeman’s men, they were able to hit the post through Long before the Irishman managed to notch his second in stoppage time.last_img read more

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‘I hope Leicester win the league!’ – West Brom boss Tony Pulis

first_img West Brom manager Tony Pulis is a Leicester fan! 1 West Brom manager Tony Pulis has proclaimed himself a Leicester fan as the Foxes continue their hunt for the Premier League title.The Foxes missed the chance to reclaim a five=point lead at the top of the table as they battled to a thrilling 2-2 draw with the Baggies on Tuesday.But Pulis was full of praise for Claudio Ranieri’s side and said he hoped they would beat the likes of Tottenham, Arsenal and Manchester City to the top flight crown.“I hope Leicester win the league,” Pulis said following the game.“I am now supporting Leicester for the rest of the season, apart from West Brom.“Every Leicester fan has to be proud of their team. They are fantastic and never stop.”last_img read more

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AFTER MISSING ALL-IRELAND FINAL, STACEY GETS HER HANDS ON ‘BEST CHRISTMAS PRESENT EVER’

first_imgTEENAGER Stacey McGarvey had thought her luck had run out in 2012.The Milford girl – a student in Limerick – went to Dublin on All-Ireland Sunday hoping to see Donegal take on Mayo in the final.But not only did the 18-year-old miss the match because she couldn’t get a ticket…..she even managed to have her Donegal jersey stolen. Today she is celebrating however after winning a framed picture of the Donegal squad, signed by each player and management team including Jim McGuinness.Stacey entered our Donegal Daily competition in conjunction with the County Board and the Christeph Gallery in Letterkenny.Just 200 of the prints were made and signed – and finished with a gold seal.Said Stacey: “I was over the moon when I was told I had won. “Things certainly didn’t work out for me when it came to the All-Ireland. I couldn’t get a ticket but decided to go up to Dublin anyway and I had the best couple of days craic.“I’d been to all the other games but unfortunately I didn’t get to see the final. And later on someone stole my Donegal jersey, so it was some weekend.“Winning this limited edition print certainly made up for it.”  AFTER MISSING ALL-IRELAND FINAL, STACEY GETS HER HANDS ON ‘BEST CHRISTMAS PRESENT EVER’ was last modified: December 25th, 2012 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:AFTER MISSING ALL-IRELAND FINALSTACEY GETS HER HANDS ON ‘BEST CHRISTMAS PRESENT EVER’last_img read more

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LAHSA under attack by city

first_imgCity leaders accused the Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority on Wednesday of mismanaging its budget, claiming hundreds of thousands of dollars have not been spent on key programs to help the poor. Mercedes Marquez, head of the city Housing Department, wrote a memo to Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa saying that inadequate financial tracking has “hampered” Los Angeles’ ability to fund the joint city-county authority. The Housing Department has been working with LAHSA on its budget since last summer when auditors issued a scathing review of the agency’s finances. Marquez called for a follow-up audit focusing on LAHSA’s management and programming. “This indicates financial mismanagement,” said Joe Ramallo, spokesman for Villaraigosa. “(The mayor) is very concerned that LAHSA has not been accurately reporting their financial data to the city as it turns out they have money that has not been spent in prior years that can be used to continue these services.” Councilwoman Jan Perry introduced a motion this week to restore the funding, saying the cuts would eliminate about 130 shelter beds and hurt numerous service providers. “I think it’s fair to debate and review and audit and analyze all the issues that should be on the table but not at the expense of putting somebody out on the street,” Perry said by phone from New York where she is gathering information on that city’s approach to homelessness. Among the problems cited in the Housing Department memo is a plan for a shelter in the San Fernando Valley, where there is a “big hole” in LAHSA’s countywide strategy to get the chronically homeless off the streets, said Robin Conerly, deputy director of LAHSA. The authority determined it would cost $600,000 to begin developing a Valley shelter but so far has only been allocated $200,000, making it impossible to move ahead, Conerly said. City officials say the agency could have started work with the $200,000. Nonprofit groups that receive funding from LAHSA have said they are unsure how the back-and-forth might affect their work but that they are concerned about cuts. Tanya Tull, whose Beyond Shelter organization runs programs in Pacoima, said LAHSA had been late paying her group in the past but it has gotten much better. “This is all a trickle-down from the federal government,” Tull said. “Don’t focus on one particular agency or one particular city, that’s not where it’s happening.” David Grunwald of North Hollywood-based L.A. Family Housing said the problems may be structural. “Because of the design of LAHSA, it being a county and city funded organization, it’s a struggle for LAHSA to consistently receive revenues from both of those municipal funding sources,” he said. “It’s not even about blaming anybody; you have a design that inherently isn’t efficient.” Dan Laidman, (213) 978-0390 dan.laidman@dailynews.com 160Want 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 MORESanta Anita opens winter meet Saturday with loaded card Owen Newcomer, who chairs the LAHSA commission, blamed the problems on “poor bookkeeping” practices that have since been resolved. “It’s done, it’s old history, it is not an ongoing problem, it is not a current problem and thus we would argue there is nothing more to audit,” he said. “Frankly our biggest obstacle in the past was a financial officer who in one case wasn’t up to the task, then we didn’t have a financial officer, and we fully expect to have (one) by February.” Newcomer took issue with the tone of the city memo and pointed to an attachment that credits LAHSA with improving some fiscal controls in the last few months. The dust-up comes amid criticism of Villaraigosa for a budget proposal that would cut $2 million from LAHSA. The cuts reflect steep decreases in federal funding as well as the mayor’s contention that LAHSA could spend its money more wisely. last_img read more

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HISTORIC PLAQUES ERECTED AROUND LETTERKENNY

first_imgA number of historical plaques have been erected at various parts of the town by the Letterkenny Community Heritage Group which will form part of a historical walk that will be launched later in the year.Speaking to Donegal Daily, the groups Chairperson Gabriel Flood said that they have erected a number of the plaques to be in time for the Letterkenny Reunion this weekend so returning emigrants,local people and visitors to the town can enjoy this added attraction.Among the key spots where the plaques have been erected are Tinneys House on the Port Rd where the McKinney family first made their Oatfield sweets back in 1927,The Market Square,the original spot near Speers Lane where the Hiring Fairs took place, the plaque is on the Quiet Moment wall. Sentry Hill where a sign was erected on the old boys school which will add to the existing Penal Moument and the history of the area.The A.O.H. Devlin Hall and Institute on Lower Main St and one on the Station House that dates the three Bridges at Oldtown.The Courthouse and R.I.C barracks,Old Workhouse and at the entrance to Sprackburn where the Royal Artillery Garrison were based.The group intend to add more plaques which were designed by local man Barry Mackey at other locations later in the year.Cllrs Dessie Shiels and Jimmy Kavanagh have supported the group with this adventure which will be of huge benefit to everyone with a local interest in the towns heritage. HISTORIC PLAQUES ERECTED AROUND LETTERKENNY was last modified: July 29th, 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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