Jamaica will be aiming to retain their Caribbean Football Union (CFU) Women’s Under-20 title when they oppose hosts Haiti in the final today at the Sylvio Cator Stadium in Port-Au-Prince, starting at 6 p.m. The young Reggae Girlz advanced to the final following a 2-1 win against Puerto Rico in one semi-final on Wednesday night. Simone Wark sent the Jamaicans ahead in the third minute, and Deneisha Blackwood made it 2-0 in the 64th minute. Puerto Rico pulled a goal back when Alejandra Carrion scored in the 83rd minute. In the other semi-final, Haiti blanked Trinidad and Tobago (T&T) 2-0. With Wednesday’s wins, Jamaica and Haiti advanced to the CONCACAF stage of the World Cup qualifiers. Puerto Rico and T&T will battle for the final spot in the third-place play-off. The CONCACAF tournament will be staged in Honduras in December. Meanwhile, president of the Jamaica Football Federation Captain Horace Burrell has congratulated the young Reggae Girlz for qualifying once again for the CONCACAF Under-20 Women’s tournament. “I am indeed extremely proud of our female footballers and wish them well in the final against Haiti,” Burrell stated in a media release.
SANTA, Jamaica’s premier and largest amateur golf charity tournament, will again be held at the Constant Spring Golf Club for two days during the Christmas season. The junior segment opens on Saturday and the adult tournament on Sunday.SANTA, which stands for ‘Seeing A Need, Taking Action’, has helped over 20 different charities since 2001 by contributing over $30 million in money, time, equipment and materials.Just last year, $2.2 million was raised for needy charities, and in the Christmas spirit of giving, the organisers aim to raise $3 million this year.Main beneficiaries for this year’s 15th anniversary will be the Wortley Home, Boys’ Town Infant & Primary School, Sickle Cell Foundation and Laws Street Trade Training Centre.On Saturday, the juniors section will cater to all skill levels and allow a maximum participation of 50 golfers up to 17 years old. In addition to playing 18 holes, there will be Red Tees category, as well as 100, 150 and 200-yard categories.Over the past year, Constant Spring Golf Club has been mentoring a group of youngsters through the CSJP (Citizens’ Security & Justice Programme). A select group of these youths will participate as a team on the junior day. It is expected to be a creative and fun day with lots of kid-based prizes such as small electronic devices (tablets, etc.) and gift certificates to the golf shop and several others of interest to juniors.Adult golfersOn Sunday, the adult section will open to all adult golfers with a Jamaica Golf Association registered handicap. Each adult player, up to a maximum of 144, will get to play a full round of 18 holes. In addition to the coveted Facey Cup, there are approximately 35 main prizes, including 55-inch LED televisions, as well as other electronics and gift baskets.For the first time last year, SANTA extended the event over two days. It was a winning strategy that attracted a record number of golfers.The event is presented for the third consecutive year by title sponsor the CB Facey Foundation, which is Pan-Jamaican Investment Trust’s charity arm. The Gleaner, Heineken, Jamaica National, Jamaica Broilers Group, ICWI, Proven, CSJP, Hot Off the Press, Whistling Frog, BCIC, and JMMB return as sponsors, while RJR, JNBS, Supreme Ventures, Couples, Mary Brown’s Corner Texaco, Pepsi, Guardsman, Microlabs Ltd, Scientific and Medical Supplies, among others, have added their support to SANTA.A number of national players are expected to participate, including Sean Morris, Radcliff Knibbs and Peter Chin, president of JGA.Registration is now open at Yes Golf Shop (924-5170) at Constant Spring Golf Club. Entry, inclusive of entertainment and food, is $12,000 for adults and $4,000-$7,000 for juniors.
Dave Chappelle donates P1 million to Taal relief operations Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil “For me this is a very special day,” the Spaniard said. “This is an important challenge for me. My family is excited to come to Japan and we are very pleased. There were many offers. Other clubs showed interest. But I decided to sign with Vissel Kobe because the project presented to me was impressive.”Mikitani is also the CEO of Barcelona sponsor Rakuten, a Japanese online retailer.Iniesta held up the team’s red shirt with his famous No. 8 on the back, and his name written across the bottom.Iniesta previously had said he would probably retire from international soccer after Spain plays at this year’s World Cup in Russia.The 34-year-old Iniesta scored the winning goal for Spain in the 2010 World Cup final. He also was a key part of Spain’s two European Championships in 2008 and 2012.ADVERTISEMENT He announced last month he would leave Barcelona after 16 seasons. His last match for the Spanish club was on Sunday against Real Sociedad at Camp Nou.Vissel Kobe is in sixth place after 15 games in the J-League. It signed Lukas Podolski last year, but the German striker is out until the end of June with an injured calf.Having a player of Iniesta’s stature will help raise the profile of the J-League as it competes with the Chinese league in the lucrative Asian market.“I’d like to make a forward step with the club and also help the J-League spread in Asia,” Iniesta said. “I’m looking forward to playing with my teammates. This is a country I really love and I want to immerse myself in the culture.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Winfrey details her decision to withdraw from Simmons film Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio 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 respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award China population now over 1.4 billion as birthrate falls Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Weinstein rape trial LATEST STORIES MOST READ Matthysse expects to face ‘same Manny Pacquiao as always’ View comments Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Former Barcelona player Andres Iniesta, right, holds his new uniform with Hiroshi Mikitani, left, owner of Vissel Kobe, during a press conference to join Japan’s Vissel Kobe in Tokyo Thursday, May 24, 2018. Iniesta was introduced as the newest member of Japanese club Vissel Kobe on Thursday. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)TOKYO — Andres Iniesta is, finally, a member of Japanese club Vissel Kobe.The former Barcelona great appeared at a packed news conference at a central Tokyo hotel on Thursday along with billionaire Kobe owner Hiroshi Mikitani.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ It was hardly a surprise. Iniesta tweeted a photo of himself and Mikitani on his new boss’ private jet as the two flew to Tokyo for an announcement that had been expected for weeks.“I’m pleased to announce that Andres Iniesta will be signing up to play with Vissel Kobe after his historic career at Barcelona,” Mikitani said. “We look forward to Iniesta not only contributing to the team but helping in the development of young players.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownIniesta signed his contract as Mikitani watched, and then spoke through an interpreter.Terms of the contract were not disclosed, but Japanese media are reporting he will earn $30 million annually on a three-year deal.
Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Dyke’s performance was a breakout one for him especially after he received little playing time in Season 79, his first playing year with the Green Archers where he played just four minutes a game and scored a total of 11 points for seven games.And part of that spark are head coach Louie Gonzalez and captain Kib Montalbo.“Coach Louie gave me new life when he told me that I will play basketball again,” said Dyke, who wasn’t part of La Salle’s Season 80 roster. “He always tells me that whatever happens I won’t stop with what I’m doing because he felt that I still have things to learn.”Montalbo, for his part, said the verbal jabs Dyke received against the Growling Tigers were nothing new.La Salle’s captain added that Dyke just has to be more confident in his game.ADVERTISEMENT “Actually, Dyke used to those things and I told him to just focus because even I will talk trash against my opponent if I’m desperate,” said Montalbo. “It’s just basketball, it’s a physical game, and only the toughest will survive.” For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Chris Tiu delivers career game in possible swan song in Rain or Shine win MOST READ View comments Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netANTIPOLO—Don’t get Mark Dyke angry.De La Salle’s versatile forward said he was the target of University of Santo Tomas’ verbal taunts that were, allegedly, borderline racist during the Green Archers’ 110-69 win in the UAAP Season 81 men’s basketball tournament.ADVERTISEMENT SEA Games 2019: No surprises as Gilas Pilipinas cruises to basketball gold PLAY LIST 06:27SEA Games 2019: No surprises as Gilas Pilipinas cruises to basketball gold03:30PH’s Rogen Ladon boxing flyweight final (HIGHLIGHTS)08:07Athletes treated to a spectacle as SEA Games 2019 officially ends02:14Carpio 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 respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum READ: La Salle boosts Final Four bid, dumps UST by 41 pointsDyke, who hails from Pampanga, put up season-high 16 points with six rebounds and a block in response to UST’s taunts at him.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back Chriss“They were saying kind of racist comments and they were also very physical during the game,” said Dyke in Filipino. “Well my mindset was just be aggressive and show it in the game with how I play.”“Ever since high school I was subjected to those kinds of taunts so I know what I will do to them.” Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines?
A gynaecologist and a 28-year-old photographer were, during separate incidents on Friday evening, robbed after leaving the St Joseph High School’s reunion activity at Woolford Avenue, Georgetown.According to the Police, 33-year-old Judy Hung-Kem of Lot 134 De Silva Street, Newtown, Georgetown was relieved of a designer wrist watch valued at $45,000 by two males, one of whom was armed with a gun.The Police said investigations revealed that the woman had attended the school’s function, and had parked her motor vehicle in a westerly direction on the northern side of Woolford Avenue in the vicinity of the Stella Maris Primary School.At about 00:30hrs, she went to her vehicle accompanied by a male friend. While the two were in the vehicle, a male approached, opened the vehicle’s door and pointed a gun at the head of the male, who was also dealt two blows to his head.After confiscating the valuables of Hung-Kem and her friend, the gunman and an accomplice escaped on foot in a westerly direction along Woolford Avenue.At about 22:00h that same evening, the vehicle of 28-year-old photographer Yusuf Ali of Cummings Lodge, East Coast Demerara, who also had attended the St Joseph reunion, was broken into while it was parked on Woolford Avenue. The thieves escaped with valuables amounting to $360,000.The photographer told Guyana Times on Saturday that he had parked his Mazda Axela motorcar in front of the St Joseph High School on Friday evening, and when he returned to the vehicle, the locks were broken, and his bag which contained cameras, batteries, chargers and several other valuables was missing.Ali said he reported the incident to the Alberttown Police Station, and the Police have since dusted the vehicle for fingerprints.Investigations into the two incidents are ongoing.
The province is coming off a disappointing April sale with bonus bids of only $10.4 million and that’s just barely more than half of the March sale, and only about 40% of the one in February. On offer today are 17 leases and seven drilling licenses covering slightly more than 13 000 hectares, and the accepted offers will be announced by the Minister of Natural Gas Development tomorrow.Last year the May bonus bid total was $21 million, with 26 parcels covering nearly 18 000 hectares offered, and 17 of them covering nearly 13 000 hectares purchased.- Advertisement –
Maurisz and his outfit.A young Donegal student has won the Northern region prize in this year’s Junk Kouture competition.Maurisz Malon, a Transition Year student from Scoil Mhuire, Buncrana traveled to the final which was held in the 3Arena in Dublin on Thursday night.Maurisz has won one year’s bursary from Limerick College of Art and Design. Maurisz’s entry was called Anthropocene. He appeared on last night’s Late Late Show where he told presenter Ryan Tubridy that he had a cramp from standing in his masterpiece!Maurisz is being tipped as a real one to watch in the fashion world with some even comparing him to designer Alexander McQueen.This is the link to the facebook page for the wee piece of video ttps://www.facebook.com/buncranascoilmhuire/videos/vb.276599279145348/615867278551878/?type=2&theaterWHY DONEGAL STUDENT IS BEING TIPPED TO BE THE NEXT ALEXANDER McQUEEN was last modified: April 15th, 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:buncranadonegalJunk Kouture
Bundoran is celebrating 30 years of blue flags after being awarded the prestigious flag at a ceremony in Crosshaven, County Cork last week. Bundoran’s Main Beach was once again awarded the Blue Flag ensuring bathers a safe and clean environment in which to swim and enjoy one of the seaside town’s top free amenities. 13 Blue Flags were awarded to County Donegal again in 2017. The Blue Flag is one of the world’s most recognised eco-labels and only beaches that meet specific criteria relating to water quality, beach management, environmental information and safety services achieve this accolade. The Main Beach in Bundoran has been awarded the Blue Flag for each of the 30 years that the system has been in place, according to Donegal County Council. The flag was presented by Beckey-Finn Britton, An Taisce Coastal Programmes Development Officer – Donegal, to Bundoran Tourism Officer Shane Smyth at Main Beach, Bundoran. Bundoran Tourism Officer Shane Smyth accepts the 2017 Blue Flag from An Taisce’s Beckey-Finn Britton – pic Conor Conlon CMP ProductionsBundoran Tourism Officer Shane Smyth said ‘To achieve 30 years of the Blue Flag is a great achievement for the town and indeed for the county and all those who work to make sure that it is retained year on year. I’m delighted that once again the Main Beach has been passed fully compliant with water quality and other standards. “It is vital that visitors to Bundoran and locals alike can be assured that they have a safe and pleasant place to bathe and to enjoy the fabulous amenities that Main Beach offers.Bundoran beach, photo by Alison Crummy for Failte Ireland“I’d like to pay tribute to the council workers who work year round to make sure that the beach is kept up to Blue Flag standard as well as the Tidy Towns Tús workers – without them we would not be celebrating our 30th year of having a Blue Flag.” List of Donegal Blue Flag Beaches 2017:DowningsRossnowlaghGreencastle MarinaBundoranCarrickfinnCuldaffFintraKillahoeyMagherawarden (Portsalon)MarblehillMurvaghPortnoo /NaranShrooveThe Blue Flag is one of the world’s most recognised eco-labels. The programme aims to raise environmental awareness and promote sound environmental practices and behaviours among beach and marina users. The 88 flags that have been awarded is the highest number on record for Ireland. Each beach or marina that achieved this accolade met a specific set of criteria related to water quality, information provision, environmental education, safety and beach management. For more information on the Blue Flag see www.discoverbundoran.com/blueflag It’s 30/30 for this Donegal beach was last modified: May 31st, 2017 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:beachBlue FlagbundorantourismWild Atlantic Way
A Buncrana man who made pig noises and used abusive language towards gardaí has been fined for the offence.Jason Doherty of 25 Castle Park was before a recent sitting of Buncrana District Court charged with threatening, abusive or insulting behaviour. Inspector Goretti Sheridan told the court that on Monday, October 30, 2017 while on mobile patrol on Buncrana’s Main Street at 3.25am, gardaí were approached by a male who said ‘oink, oink’ as he passed them.When gardaí demanded his name and address, the male began using aggressive language towards them. Inspector Sheridan said Doherty, aged 31, had 56 previous convictions, including convictions for public order offences.Solicitor, Mr Ciaran Mac Lochlainn told Judge Paul Kelly that his client was well known to the court, but had not come to the gardaí’s attention in two years.The solicitor said his client was now in full-time employment scaffolding and had moderated his drinking and attended White Oaks Rehabilitation Centre.Judge Kelly fined the defendant €250 for the offence.‘Oink, oink’ noise to Gardai costs man €250 – and that’s no porkie was last modified: November 13th, 2018 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:buncranacourtdonegalJason Dohertyoinkpig
A young man at the centre of the so-called ‘Romeo and Juliet’ court case has been sentenced to six months in prison but has had his sentence suspended.The 21 year old from Co Donegal, who cannot be named, pleaded guilty to the defilement of a child when he appeared at Letterkenny Circuit Court.The man admitted the charge which took place at a vacant house in 2006. He admitted the charge against a girl who was just 14 at the time while he was 15 and going on 16.The court heard how the accused and another two boys and two girls entered the house after a ceili on August 5th, 2006.The girl admitted that she took part in various acts of intimacy including performing oral sex on the boy.However she denies she ever consented to ‘full sex’ with the boy.The boy admitted having anal sex with the girl which she said he performed against her will.The Gardai were informed of the incident when another girl told her father about the incident and he, in turn, informed the local school principal.A full investigation was launched and the girl was taken to the Rotunda Hospital in Dublin for treatment.The court heard that the young man had admitted to defiling the girl but claimed the sex was consensual.The court heard that the girl had suffered from depression as a result of the incident and was on medication.Barristers for the young man said the case had been hanging over him for six years as appeals were made to both the High Court and the Supreme Court.The case attracted much notoriety in the media and became known as the Romeo and Juliet case because the law allows the prosecution of teenage boys for having sex with teenage girls but prevents prosecution of the girls.Judge John O’Hagan said the case involved a couple of kids who got together and their hormones ran away with them.He said the Oireachtas had clearly recognised that this was not a “sexual predator” type crime.Judge O’Hagan said that perhaps he was too old to answer some of the questions thrown up by the case.“The circumstances surrounding how it happened are quite different than perhaps what some of we older generation might have experienced.“Young people have different views about experimenting with their bodies,” he said.He added that he was not in any way blaming the young girl or suggesting she did anything wrong.“On the other hand I am not suggesting (the man) did anything wrong in the heat of the circumstances of the moment,” he said.Judge O’Hagan said that he had no plans to impose a custodial sentence on the young man.Instead he sentenced him to six months in prison and suspended the term for a period of 12 months.The young man’s mother wept in court as the sentence was passed down.At hearing.YOUNG DONEGAL MAN IN ‘ROMEO AND JULIET’ CASE GETS SUSPENDED SENTENCE was last modified: July 18th, 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:Letterkenny Circuit CourtRomeo and Juliet law