Premier Hall of Fame ceremony canceled

first_imgThe opening ceremony of the Hall of Fame of the Premier League, scheduled for this March, has been canceled due to the spread of the coronavirus.This initiative, announced last month, was to bring two players into this hall of fame and select a list of candidates that fans would vote for for inclusion in the future. These footballers have not been revealed yet, but for now the hall of fame has been canceled pending the return of English football, suspended until April 3.The Premier League will meet this Thursday to define the strategy of how to end the season.last_img

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Mount skips quarantine to play a game

first_imgMason Mount, at 21 years old, has been another of the young people who is suffering from isolation due to the coronavirus pandemic. In the United Kingdom it has not been decreed for the entire population but Mount, after the positive by Covid-19 of his partner Hudson-Odoi, is obliged to remain in his home in quarantine in case he had been infected.The young man decided to ignore it and went to play ‘una pachanga’ (five against five) with the West Ham player and former blue academy, Declan Rice, as reported by Daily Mirror. Both players went to a facility with artificial grass pitches of small dimensions located in Trent Park, a park of up to 320 hectares in the north part of London, this Sunday at noon.It was a man with his 14-year-old son, who went to train at the same facilities, who decided to notify the newspaper and even take a photograph. “I took my 14-year-old son to train, we saw a car that seemed kind of ridiculous and we wanted to see who was there. Three or four people went down and my son recognized Mason Mount, who was the driver. They were playing a five for five and they both wore a panty to cover their faces, I don’t know whether to protect themselves or not to be recognized, “he assured the Daily Mirror. This same newspaper affirms that Chelsea has limited itself to reminding Mount of its obligations while West Ham assured that Rice was “not doing anything wrong”.UK takes another route to fight virusThe UK executive has decided to take different measures than other countries to combat Covid-19. On the islands, the first minister, Boris Johnson, decided that exceptional measures would not be taken to isolate the population and allow the virus to spread to generate an alleged ‘group immunity’. Up to 229 scientists from British universities have already signed a letter sent to the government to stop a measure they estimate “it endangers more lives than necessary.”last_img read more

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Kirk Brown turns Digicel Imagine Run 5K into own street party

first_img JUNIOR TEAM Llori Sharpe, only 16 years old, but distinguished as a junior Team Jamaica triathlete, crossed the finish line at 21 minutes and 47 seconds, ahead of her closest rival, 14-year-old Chantay Chamberlain. Road race veteran Arieta Martin, who is 36 years old, was third in 22 minutes and 48 seconds. “My objective was to make sure that I got out ahead of the pack that usually forms early in the race and then get into my rhythm, increase my pace and cross the finish line,” said Sharpe. The win, she says, gives her confidence to go farther as a triathlete. There were over 13,500 participants, the largest number ever for the fast-growing event. In the coming weeks, Digicel will announce the total sum raised from the 5K and will hand over the monies to the nine beneficiaries, namely, the Jamaica Autism Support Association, Jamaica Down’s Syndrome Foundation, Early Stimulation Plus, Jamaica Association on Intellectual Disabilities, Mustard Seed Communities, Special Olympics Jamaica, Jamaica Paralympic Association, Abilities Foundation and the Caribbean Christian Centre for the Deaf/Deaf Can Coffee. The Digicel Imagine Night Run was sponsored by Mello FM, Marksman, PayPak, Jamaica Producers Group, Urban Development Corporation, Express Fitness, Logo Stitch, Main Event, National Outdoor Advertising, Dairy Industries Jamaica Ltd., Honeybun, Innovative Signs, Jamaica Producers, ARRC Media, ProComm, The Lab, Courts Ready Cash, Courts Optical, Running Events, Urban Development Corporation, Pure National Ice, Logostitch, Gatorade and KSAC. The media sponsors are Bess FM, Irie FM, Zip FM, Loop, Nationwide News Network, Love, Suncity, Sportsmax, and members of the RJR Group, including Power 106, Hitz 92 and TVJ. KIRK BROWN is turning the Digicel Imagine 5K Night Run into his own little spectacle. For the third time, Brown proved to be master of the streets and alleyways of downtown Kingston and in cool conditions on a wet road, he decimated the field to take the men’s title in the fifth staging of the annual event, which raises funds for ‘special needs’. The 29-year-old, who also won last year, was 11 seconds faster than 23-year-old Oshane Archibald, the second-place finisher. Dwayne Graham clocked a respectable 17 minutes and three seconds to take third place in the men’s category. “My aim was to come out here and win it another year. The wet roads made it a bit more challenging, but I’m glad I made it though.” The women’s segment was dominated by teenagers, two of whom placed among the top three.last_img read more

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Region 2 Tourism Association recognised for tourism awareness in region

first_imgThe Region Two Tourism Association was on Wednesday evening recognised for the efforts it spearheaded during Tourism Awareness Month 2018.The body was able to work with other stakeholders in cleaning up the region, holding consultations on tourism awareness, meeting with the business community, and, more importantly, identifying hot spots in the Region.At a simple ceremony in the Regional Boardroom at Anna Regina on the Essequibo Coast, Director of the Department of Tourism, Donald Sinclair, presented a plaque to the Association. Receiving the plaque on behalf of theDirector of the Department of Tourism, Donald Sinclair, presenting a plaque to the Association in recognition of their hard workassociation, President Maria Lords- Lewis pledged to work very hard with all interested groups and individuals to make Region Two a tourism destination.The region’s main attractions, historic buildings and sites, as well as art and craft and rich cultural heritage are some of the aspects that will be promoted all year round.The association intends to launch a number of programmes, including documentaries, brochures, billboards, television shows, and other things, to promote the Region’s tourism destinations.Also on the agenda is to meet with the owners of hotels and other service providers to encourage them to upgrade their efforts to meet international standards and to make accommodation for visitors readily available.last_img read more

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Ouma eyes consecutive AWCON for Starlets

first_img“It is very possible and I believe in my girls. We have worked hard in the other qualification matches and we know what it means to be at the AWCON. We will go there and give our best,” Ouma said as he looked forward to the tie on Saturday.Harambee Starlets players Mwanahalima Adam and Sheryl Angachi celebrate with scorer Teresa Engesha during their African Women’s Cup of Nations qualifier against Equatorial Guinea at the Kenyatta Stadium in Machakos on June 6, 2018. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluThe tactician has urged his girls to take command of the game from the first minute and ensure they don’t allow the hosts any time on the ball.“We need to control the tempo of the game, have the ball more and ensure we don’t concede. It was unfortunate in the first leg we conceded from a set piece and this is something we have tried to work on,” Ouma said.He added; “We should make use of our chances because I know once we score one goal, it will open up the game. We need to get that one goal to calm us down.”Star striker Esse Akida who scored the second goal in Wednesday’s tie is also confident the team can get the result in Malabo and book a ticket to Ghana and has urged her teammates to give their all in the crucial tie.“We know we can do it. We have faith in our abilities and all of us should work hard in the return leg tie. We know we are facing a tough team because they have played in the Cup of Nations and won it twice so we should also come being a tough team to beat,” Akida said.Harambee Starlets striker Teresa Engesha in action during the African Women’s Cup of Nations qualifier against Equatorial Guinea at the Kenyatta Stadium in Machakos on June 6, 2018. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluOuma says the girl’s improvement has been down to improved self belief and a few tactical improvements.“They have really grown in terms of self belief. They can tackle any opponent without fear and I think that is something very important for us. Also, our tactical build up play has improved because we have trained together for long,” added the coach.Meanwhile Equatorial Guinea head coach Severino Beseku will be relying on the sole away goal scored in Machakos to give his side the drive in the return leg.“Kenya is a very tough team and heading back to Malabo, I know it will not be easy. But we will rely on our home fans to give us the push and most important, that one goal we scored will be very vital for us. We need to go and attack and ensure we win the game at home,” the coach further noted.Harambee Starlets players line up before their African Women’s Cup of Nations qualifier against Equatorial Guinea at the Kenyatta Stadium in Machakos on June 6, 2018. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluHarambee Starlets Starting XIPoline Atieno (GK), Wendy Achieng (C), Lilian Adera, Dorcas Shikobe, Elizabeth Ambogo, Corazone Aquino, Cheris Avilia, Esse Akida, Neddy Atieno, Mwanahalima Adam, Teresa EngeshaSubstitutesMaureen Shimuli, Doris Anyango, Phelistus Kadari, Vivian Nasaka, Faith Kwamboka, Mercy Achieng, Sheryl Angachi0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Harambee Starlets head coach David Ouma shouts instructions from the touchline during their African Women’s Cup of Nations qualifier against Equatorial Guinea at the Kenyatta Stadium in Machakos on June 6, 2018. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluNAIROBI, Kenya, Jun 9- Harambee Starlets will face Equatorial Guinea’s Nzalang Nacional in the return leg of their ultimate 2018 African Women’s Cup of Nations Qualifier in Malabo on Saturday evening with head coach David Ouma plotting on a second consecutive appearance at the Cup of Nations.Starlets carry with them a 2-1 advantage from the first leg in Machakos on Wednesday and will only need to pick any kind of draw in the return encounter to book a ticket to Ghana.last_img read more

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March against immigrant bill expected to attract thousands

first_imgBilled as the city’s largest ever pro-immigrant rally, tens of thousands of protesters are expected to blanket downtown streets Saturday in opposition to a federal bill calling for a 700-mile U.S.-Mexican border wall and the criminalization of illegal immigrants. The proposal was introduced by Rep. Jim Sensenbrenner, R-Wis., and is one of a raft of measures that will be considered by Congress in the coming weeks. While the bills have been cheered by some Americans, they have split the Republican Party on the thorny issue of immigration and stirred anger in immigrant communities. “This is going to be the mother lode,” said Jesse Diaz, a program coordinator for the March 25th Coalition, a group of clergy and activists organizing the massive protest. “This is a movement that we say will turn the tide of this oppressive legislation.” About 12 million illegal immigrants – or 5 percent of the country’s work force – live in the United States, with California home to an estimated 2.5 million, more than any other state. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE‘Mame,’ ‘Hello, Dolly!’ composer Jerry Herman dies at 88 And as Congress prepares for a heated battle on immigration and President George W. Bush calls for a “civil” debate, pro-immigrant activists are turning up the decibel level. For weeks, activists have used Spanish-language radio, television and word of mouth to draw protesters to the rally. “It’s incredible, the people’s response. Everywhere we go, they are talking about it, even at Disneyland,” said Luis Garibay, producer of “Piolin (SECOND I NEEDS ACCENT MARK) por la manaa,” a top-rated morning-drive radio show. For a week, the Spanish-language disc jockey Eddie “Piolin” Sotelo has been urging his half-million-plus Los Angeles-area listeners to peacefully attend the rally. And last week, he and another disc jockey aired a dual promotion of the show. “We have been getting e-mails, telephone calls, faxes – everything,” Garibay said. But those pushing for tougher immigration laws say protesters who oppose a law making illegal immigrants felons are missing the point, which is that strictly enforced rules will fix the nation’s broken immigration system. “People are demanding to be rewarded for breaking the law,” said Ira Mehlman, spokesman for the Federation for American Immigration Reform, which supports the criminalizing of illegal immigrants. “We are not going to get a handle on this problem if we reward people who break the law.” In Los Angeles, where one-third of the population is foreign-born and the economy is dependent on immigrant labor, the rally has attracted a broad coalition of backing, from the region’s top politicians to clergy to labor leaders. “We want to make sure that the hard work that (immigrant) workers contribute to Los Angeles and the rest of this country is recognized,” said Maria Elena Durazo, president of the Los Angeles county Federation of Labor, who is backing the march. Rachel Uranga, (818) 713-3741 rachel.uranga@dailynews.com 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

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GAA NEWS: KILCAR MINORS SUFFER HEAVY DEFEAT AWAY TO ARDARA IN MINOR LEAGUE OPENER

first_imgKilcar GAA News: Colaiste na CarraigeBest of luck to Collaiste na Carraige in the Markey Cup semi-final this Tuesday against Brefine College and to the Under 16s in the McAuthurs Cup semi-final later in the week. Club MembershipClub memberships are now due contact Denise McSweeney or you can download forms from our website or Team App, the rates are still the same as 2014great value at €20 per adult and €40 per family.Club App We have now 160 members signed up to our FREE mobile app if you would like to sign up just follow these steps to download your free team App for CLG Chill Chartha.1. On your phone or iPad go to the app store 2. Search for Team App 3. Install Team App to your phone 4. Search for CLG Chill Chartha 5. Log in and register for the CLG Chill Chartha Club app. 6. You will receive an email notification when you are added you to the system.LottoThere was no winner of the Club Lotto Jackpot so next week’s Jackpot is €2,300 this week’s numbers were 3, 10, 13 and 14 winners were: €50 Mary B O’Donnell (Bavin) €30 Meabh Nic Giollia Chearra (Coguish) and €20 Brid McDevitt (Drimnafinagle). Lotto Plus numbers 6, 12, 20 and 28 there was no winner.BingoClub Bingo winners were €155 Theresa Gallagher, €150 Ann Marie Campbell, €105 Bridget O’Gara, €70 Mickey McGinley, Kathleen Keeney, Doris Conwall, Margaret Byrne and Anna Cannon. The Jackpot on Sunday is €3,950 on 45 numbers. Hugh Kennedy RIPIt was with great shock and sadness in the area when we learned the news of the passing of Hugh Kennedy, Main Street. Hugh was on the minor panel that won the county championship in 1964 and was keeper for the senior team in the 1970’s, may he rest in peace.For the latest news visit our website www.clgchillchartha.com you can also follow us on Facebook and Twitter at facebook.com/CillCharthaGAA and @KilcarGAAGAA NEWS: KILCAR MINORS SUFFER HEAVY DEFEAT AWAY TO ARDARA IN MINOR LEAGUE OPENER was last modified: February 23rd, 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:GAAkilcarNoticesSportlast_img read more

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Liverpool to complete third summer signing with ace set for medical

first_img LATEST The Reds have a deal in place to sign the 26-year-old, having triggered the £13.5million release clause in his contract at the bet365 Stadium.And now, according to the Liverpool Echo, Shaqiri will undergo a medical ahead of completing his transfer to Jurgen Klopp’s side. three-way race TOP WORK Man United joined by three other clubs in race for Erling Haaland REVEALED RANKED IN DEMAND targets 2 When the deal for Shaqiri is completed, he will become Liverpool’s third signing of the summer after midfielders Fabinho and Naby Keita, who has finally moved to Anfield after a deal was agreed between the Reds and RB Leipzig for his transfer this time last year. Tony Cascarino backs Everton to sign two strikers for Carlo Ancelotti The biggest market value losers in 2019, including Bale and ex-Liverpool star Latest transfer news Where every Premier League club needs to strengthen in January Kevin De Bruyne ‘loves Man City and wants to keep winning’, reveals father targets Cavani ‘agrees’ to join new club and will complete free transfer next summer Shaqiri, who was part of Switzerland’s squad at this summer’s World Cup, is being brought in to provide depth in Klopp’s squad, while his status as a dead-ball specialist further appeals to the Liverpool manager.The former Bayern Munich and Inter winger has had offers from across Europe, but his heart is said to be set on a move to Merseyside this summer. LIVING THE DREAM Chelsea confident of beating Man United and Liverpool to Sancho signing Shaqiri played against Klopp’s Borussia Dortmund while contract to Bayern Munich Liverpool’s signings under Michael Edwards – will Minamino be the next big hit? 2 Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ Shaqiri is leaving Stoke following their relegation to the Championship moving on Liverpool are closing in on the signing of Xherdan Shaqiri with the Stoke City winger set for a medical.Shaqiri, the Switzerland international, made his intention to leave Stoke clear following their relegation from the Premier League at the end of last season. Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade last_img read more

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RIVER MEDIA NEWSPAPERS: ‘WE’RE RELIEVED,’ SAY STAFF

first_imgMORE THAN 80 staff at River Media Newspapers – most of them in Co Donegal – are said to be ‘relieved’ after surviving a closure scare.The company which owned the Letterkenny Post, Donegal Post, Inish Times and three other titles, was wound up last Friday.But a new company run by the same team has been set up to take the papers forward, having off-loaded massive debts, some of it to the taxpayer-owned AIB bank. “We are just relieved at this stage,” one member of staff told donegaldaily.com.“This is good news for us; we are relieved and delighted all at the same time. It means the papers can move forward without the historical debt which had been dragging us down.“It is also great news for Letterkenny because most of us are based here. It gives the papers and all of us who work for them a fresh start.”Another member of staff said tonight: “This lifts a cloud off us all. It’s good news at last.” The news comes ahead of circulation figures for all Donegal newspapers which are expected to be released early next week.It’s thought most newspapers will show significant declines in sales.Ironically the River Media Newspapers-owned Derry News was one of the few papers in the North to show an increase in sales in the past six months.RIVER MEDIA NEWSPAPERS: ‘WE’RE RELIEVED,’ SAY STAFF was last modified: September 6th, 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)last_img read more

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THE FAMOUS MK2 ESCORT IS BACK ON THE ROOF FOR THE DONEGAL FOOTBALLERS!

first_imgThe escort is placed on top of the Dry Arch service station today.It brought the Donegal team luck in 2012 when we last won the All-Ireland.And now the MK2 Escort has been put back on the roof of the Dry Arch Filling Station in Letterkenny.Up, up, up and away!A huge crane was put in place this morning to lift the car onto the roof of the service station. The car, which has even undergone a fresh coat of paint in the Donegal colours, caught the eye of motorists as the operation got underway.Owner of the Dry Arch Service Station, Ciaran Brogan, said he was hoping the MK2 would rekindle some of the memories which brought Sam home in 2012.“It was last up in 2012 and we all know what happened that year.“We’re just hoping the same thing might happen again this year. “We’ve had a great reaction to it going up and it’s a real talking point.“I think it’s so important for everyone to get behind Jim and the boys this week as we head to Croke Park,” he said.Many thanks to Joe Langan for the great pictures.Touchdown! The Donegal team escort makes its mark! THE FAMOUS MK2 ESCORT IS BACK ON THE ROOF FOR THE DONEGAL FOOTBALLERS! was last modified: August 23rd, 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:Ciaran BrogandonegalDry Arch Service Stationletterkennylast_img read more

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