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Opposition welcomes ruling upholding  validity of no-confidence motion

first_img…calls for Govt to respect constitution, resign with immediate effectOpposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo on Thursday welcomed the ruling by acting Chief Justice Roxane George who upheld the validity of the No-confidence Motion against the coalition Government, saying this now paves the way for the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) to start preparation for the hosting of General and Regional Elections, which is constitutionally due in March.In a video statement, Jagdeo said the Opposition People’s Progressive PartyOpposition LeaderBharrat Jagdeo(PPP) is extremely pleased with the High Court’s ruling. Justice George dismissed arguments by Government to invalidate the December 21, 2018 passage of the No-confidence Motion, which was premised on the basis of dual citizenship and need for a 34-vote majority to properly pass the motion.According to the Opposition Leader, now that the Chief Justice has upheld the validity of the no-confidence resolution, and refuse to a stay the judgement as well as to refuse to issue a conservatory order for the Government to remain in office upon request of Attorney General Basil Williams, focus must be placed on the elections body.“… the timeline remains valid and the clock keeps ticking… So now we need toPresident David Grangerturn our attention to GECOM and force GECOM to act in accordance with the Constitution. And so in the next couple of days, even if it means legal action to force GECOM to start the preparations for elections,” he stated.According to Article 106 (7) of the Constitution, Government should call elections within three months of the passage of a no-confidence motion. This means elections are to be held by March 19.GECOMJagdeo insisted that the Elections Commission can be ready for polls within the next 50 days or so.“We believe the basis is there to have [elections] happen, having successfully come out of a Local Government Elections. They can easily do this but they’re unwilling to do this because of the Government sending signals to them that they should not do so. So we will have to put pressure on the machinery at GECOM and the Commission to proceed immediately with the preparations for elections,” he asserted.Furthermore, the Opposition Leader said he hopes that members of civil societyGECOM Chairman James Pattersonand the international community, now that the Judiciary has spoken and that there is no stay of the decision, will ensure more strident calls are made for Government to respect the Constitution of Guyana.Reflecting on the court’s ruling, Jagdeo posited that the country is now in a position where the Legislature has already spoken on the night of December 21, when 33 members voted in favour of the No-confidence Motion. This, he said, is validated in the Speaker of the House, Dr Barton Scotland’s declaration of the motion being carried, the Clerk of the National Assembly, Sherlock Isaac’s issuance of a resolution to that effect, and the subsequent refusal of the Speaker to review the passage of the motion.“So the Legislature was very clear about the passage of the No-confidence Motion, we were awaiting the Judiciary and now the Judiciary has spoken, clearly, that the No-confidence Motion has been passed and there is no stay of that decision. So right now the Government has to act in accordance with Article 106 (6) of the Constitution which states that the Cabinet and the Government shall resign upon the successful passage of the No-confidence Motion and it must also proceed in accordance with Article 106 (7) of the Constitution which is to hold elections in 90 days,” he contended.Failing to and any other further procrastination in doing this, Jagdeo said, can ledGECOM CEO Keith Lowenfieldto a constitutional crisis. This, he added, would mean the violation of the Constitution, which he said the country is already experiencing with Government’s refusal to resign and call elections.GECOM, which successfully ran the Local Government Elections in November 2018, less than three months ago, is being blamed by Government for not being ready, but it is the President of Guyana who has to give a date for elections and not GECOM as being touted. The President of Guyana, according to the Constitution, has to dissolve Parliament and issue a date for elections.Meanwhile, the Government in a statement on Thursday evening said that it notes and respects the rulings of Chief Justice (ag) Roxane George.“The ruling is not in favour of the Government’s position with regard to the vote on December 21, 2018; however, due process continues and the Government will file an appeal in the Court of Appeal. The Government continues to believe that the full adjudication of this issue is in the national interest,” the statement said.last_img read more

Suspect in 1997 slaying arrested

first_imgVeronica Hernandez Linasero was brutally raped and strangled in 1997, her body abandoned on the grounds of an Eagle Rock church by an assailant whose identity eluded police for nearly a decade. The Los Angeles Police Department’s Cold Case Unit now believes it has found the man who killed the 49-year-old single mother – Richard Bojorques, 45, of Pasadena. DNA evidence was the key. “Without this, there was no link between the suspect and the victim,” LAPD Detective Rick Jackson said Thursday. “But the DNA matched, and with additional evidence, we were able to forensically link him to the scene as well as to the victim’s body.” For Linasero’s only daughter, Marlene Barrios, the arrest brought some relief to the most painful episode of her life. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! “I’ve told her, `You know, Mom, you can rest,’ ” Barrios, 37, said, recalling a recent visit to her mother’s grave. “God has taken care of you and taken care of us. And he will take care of him.” Bojorques, who was being held without bail, is charged with sodomy and murder with the special circumstance of rape, which makes him eligible for the death penalty. He has not entered a plea, and prosecutors have not said whether they will pursue a death sentence. Bojorques was arrested at his parole agent’s office Feb. 21. He had previously been convicted of burglary and narcotics charges and was freed Jan. 5, Jackson said. It’s unclear, the detective said, how he crossed paths with Linasero. eugene.tong@dailynews.com (818) 546-3304last_img

Metrolink: Agua Dulce crossing possible

first_imgAGUA DULCE – Metrolink has determined it could fit a small bridge-and-tunnel crossing into a remote patch of land in Agua Dulce, where residents are warring with a landowner for access to their hilltop enclave. The report from Metrolink to county Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich does not address how the project, which could cost up to $1million, would be funded. Residents of Briggs Road, a community of 14 households in rural Agua Dulce, crossed over the tracks for years until 2004. That was the year access was blocked not by Metrolink, but by the new owner of a property residents once drove through after crossing the tracks. The Metrolink report does not address legal issues surrounding the contested access route. Instead, it focuses on the technical aspects of creating a crossing for the Briggs Road residents, finding that it could be built. Antonovich requested the report from Metrolink. A legal battle continues in civil court between Briggs Road residents and the property owner, Rancho Agua Dulce LLC, which blocked their access to Soledad Canyon Road. 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

B.C. LNG Alliance talks impact of oil price, greenhouse emissions and infrastructure

first_imgThe first question went to the potential negatives associated with the drop in crude oil prices.Mr. Keane does not see that as having a long-term derailing impact on the development of the industry in this province.“These very large companies are not going to make long-term economic decisions based the spot prices of crude oil,” says Keane. “Whether it’s $57.00 or $120.00, they’re going to be making their long-term economic forecasts or investments based on what they see as the real price of crude oil 20 or 30 years from now.”- Advertisement -We also raised the recent report by Moody’s Investors Service suggesting the B.C. government has an overly optimistic goal of having three west-coast LNG plants operational by 2020, and the counter argument of the CEO of the Pacific Northwest LNG consortium.Not surprisingly Mr. Keane agrees with Michael Culbert that lower oil and gas prices have actually improved the economics for project development, and he touched on what he sees as the price drop’s silver lining.“I think the big contractors are looking for ways that they can sustain work, so they’re getting more competitive in terms of their bid. Price of steel I think is coming down so that’s good for pipeline construction; it’s good for the facilities itself,” Keane goes on to explain. “And of course one of the big concerns that we had as an industry was to labour, and I think the low oil prices is brining up some of the workers that would normally go from British Columbia to the oil sands.”Advertisement “Having said that, we do recognize that individual greenhouse gas emissions from the facilities are going to increase the overall greenhouse gas production.”Keane says as an industry alliance, the plan to address this concern is buy purchasing carbon offsets.“We’ll be not only paying our carbon tax of $30.00 per tonne, but we will also be purchasing carbon offsets.”Finally, we asked Keane if the industry has been having conversations with the province in regard to the impact this type of development will have on local infrastructure.“I think that’s a very good question – it’s one that we are looking at,” Keane concludes. “The issue around infrastructure and how it gets developed…is something that we are looking at, and we recognize the pressures that are going to be placed on the northeast.”Advertisement “So they will be available to help build this industry once we get to a final investment decision.”Some people have also raised concern that an LNG industry would prevent the province from attaining its 2020 goal of a 33 per cent reduction in greenhouse gas emissions.Keane disagrees, and while he expressed confidence the goal will be met, he also took time to expand upon the Premier’s initiative encouraging critics to think globally.“If we can supply British Columbia natural gas to China and replace coal fire generation with natural gas fire generation, we can reduce CO2 emissions by up to about 45 to 50 per cent – so there’s a huge benefit in terms of reducing overall greenhouse gas emissions” says Keane. “We have to remember, we all breathe the same air; we live in a closed-loop system.”Advertisementcenter_img “It’s something that is on our list of things to focus on and get done.”last_img read more

Gor holds Rayon Sport in Confed Cup opener

first_imgKagere broke the deadlock in the 10th minute scoring against his former employers but a well struck freekick from left-back Eric Rutanga quarter of an hour later drew the hosts level.Back at his home turf, Kagere scored off a sweeping counter attack when he broke the offside trap to race into a George ‘Blackberry’ Odhiambo pass that split the defense into two.Kagere was calm and collected as he rounded up keeper Eric Ndayishimiye before slotting into an empty net.Gor had picked the move fast off the blocks from the goalkick after Ismaila Diarra’s shot from the right had gone wide.Before that, Odhiambo had the first effort at goal with a half volley after Ndayishimiye’s punch off a corner fell kindly on his path at the edge of the box.Gor Mahia’s Jack Tuyisenge (centre) is congratulated by teammates Meddie Kagere (left) and Francis Kahata (right) after scoring against Mathare United during a Kenyan Premier League clash at the Kenyatta Stadium in Machakos on April 29, 2018. PHOTO/Raymond MakhayaSix minutes after going ahead, Kagere almost turned provider with his overhead kick from the left finding Francis Kahata inside the box, but the midfielder’s header went wide.Rayon however went back level in the 25th minute with Rutanga curling home a freekick from the edge of the box after Godfrey Walusimbi had fouled Mbondi Christ.With the heavy rain falling, the pace of the game was hugely punctured but once it subsided, Gor should have re-taken the lead in the 37th minute but Kagere was denied by Ndayishimiye from close range after he raced into a loose ball.In the second half the game became tougher with the soggy pitch due to the heavy rain making it difficult to move with the ball constantly getting dragged back in the patches of water.But Gor almost went back ahead when Joash Onyango’s header from a corner came off the underside of the bar falling kindly into Ndayishimiye’s arms. Gor piled the pressure getting three corners in succession but none bore fruit.They were almost made to pay on the hour mark when Mbondi found a loose ball inside the box but he blasted his shot over the bar with the defense caught off their feet.Late on though, it was Gor who should have gone on to win. Kahata was picked out with a decent chipping pass by Kagere but after controlling the ball well, he struck wide with his weaker right foot one on one with Ndayishimiye.Five minutes later, Gor had another opportunity when Jacques Tuyisenge who had been kept quiet by his countrymen most of the game powered through the left, played a decent cut back to Ernest Wendo but the midfielder took a heavy first touch allowing the defense to clear.0Shares0000(Visited 2 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Gor Mahia fans keenly following their team during a past match. Photo/RAYMOND MAKHAYANairobi, Kenya, May 6- Gor Mahia started their CAF Confederation Cup campaign with a point away from home, holding hosts Rayon Sport to a 1-1 draw at a rain-drenched Stade de Kigali, Nyamirambo on Sunday evening.Francis Kahata should have won the game for the record Kenyan Premier League champions eight minutes to time but he wasted a glorious opportunity one on one with the keeper off a Meddie Kagere cross.last_img read more

Dems set up Arnold in fall

first_imgDowd noted that Schwarzenegger’s approval ratings are higher than those of the last two governors who were re-elected. “I’m not surprised that we’ve improved,” Dowd said. “I am sort of surprised that there’s such a huge number of undecided voters in the Democratic primary. They’re not only undecided, but unenthusiastic.” The two Democratic candidates and their allies are expected to spend at least $70 million combined in the primary, with most of Westly’s spending coming out of his own pocket. Schwarzenegger’s campaign will start the general election with about $10 million banked. The Field Poll released Friday found Angelides and Westly in a statistical dead heat. But the poll also found that one of four likely voters is undecided, a record high in the survey’s 60-year history. Secretary of State Bruce McPherson has predicted that turnout Tuesday will be 38 percent, compared with 42.4 percent who voted in 1998, the last competitive Democratic race. “I think there’s voter malaise,” said Barbara O’Connor, director of the Institute for the Study of Politics and the Media at California State University. With more similarities than differences between the candidates, the primary has come down to them trading attacks on tax increases, the environment and gas prices. And those negative messages, O’Connor said, make voters question the credibility of the candidates. “They may think all of them are unbelievable,” O’Connor said. “The only thing I conclude is that campaign consultants make too much money to start with.” Officials with both campaigns acknowledged that voters may have been turned off by the negative tone, but each has blamed the other for starting the attacks. Earlier in the race, Westly had pledged to run a clean campaign and urged his rival to do the same, a challenge Angelides declined. Angelides, trailing in polls, went into attack mode in the spring, comparing the controller to Schwarzenegger and other Republicans. Westly responded with a series of ads criticizing Angelides’ environmental record as a developer before he became treasurer. “Some folks may be turned off by negative ads, but the fact is Steve Westly made clear from day one he would not be swift-boated,” said Westly campaign spokesman Nick Velasquez, referring to the 2004 presidential campaign attacks against Sen. John Kerry. “He would respond if attacked.” Velasquez said Angelides “spent the last month bashing Steve Westly up and down the state, likening him to Tom DeLay and Rush Limbaugh. If that’s not negative campaigning in a Democratic primary, I don’t know what is.” The Westly campaign, he added, is simply drawing legitimate “contrasts” between the two candidates, particularly on their environmental records. Angelides has responded to the attacks by rolling out the environmental organizations that have endorsed him, such as the League of Conservation Voters, in a series of ads and campaign appearances. The Angelides campaign hopes the environmental issues will help swing some of the Democratic voters who are still undecided. “I think it’s going to be part of what makes the difference on election day,” said Angelides campaign spokesman Dan Newman. “Voters in these final days are going to be able to cut through the mud that Westly has put on TV by looking to these leaders who they respect as (supporting) the candidate we can count on for better schools and a clean environment.” Other high-profile races Tuesday include the campaign for attorney general, with Oakland Mayor and former Gov. Jerry Brown facing off against Los Angeles City Attorney Rocky Delgadillo; and the GOP primary for state controller between former Assemblyman Tony Strickland and Sen. Abel Maldonado, R-Santa Maria. In the San Fernando Valley, voters are facing several competitive state legislative races, with the most competitive being the Senate battle between Assemblywoman Cindy Monta ez, D-San Fernando, and Los Angeles City Councilman Alex Padilla. They are vying for the Senate seat being vacated by Sen. Richard Alarcon, D-Van Nuys, who is termed out and is uncontested in his campaign for Monta ez’s Assembly seat. Monta ez and Padilla combined have raised more than $2 million, making it one of the most expensive legislative races in the state. Just like the two gubernatorial candidates, Monta ez and Padilla have more similarities than differences, in terms of age, ethnic background and political experience, so the campaign has focused on negative attacks on campaign fundraising and political ethics. The state has almost 15.7 million registered voters. Election officials had issued more than 3.8 million absentee ballots and as of Thursday had received almost 935,000. harrison.sheppard@dailynews.com (916) 446-6723160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! SACRAMENTO – While the hard-fought Democratic race for governor heads to a squeaky-tight finish, the winner of Tuesday’s election may have an even bumpier road ahead after passing that hurdle. The expensive and bruising campaign – with a flurry of attack ads unleashed by both candidates in the last few weeks – may put the winner of the primary at a disadvantage in trying to take down Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger in the fall. And the two candidates – state Treasurer Phil Angelides and Controller Steve Westly – have essentially performed most of the opposition research on each other that Schwarzenegger’s campaign team will need in the fall – information that’s already being seen by voters in ads attacking campaign fundraising and environmental records. “Westly and Angelides have been effective in one thing: raising doubts about each other,” said Jack Pitney, government professor at Claremont McKenna College. “And those doubts will linger. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE11 theater productions to see in Southern California this week, Dec. 27-Jan. 2“Moreover, the Schwarzenegger campaign has probably been taking notes throughout the primary season, and we’ll see some of those attacks re-emerge in the fall.” Meanwhile, Schwarzenegger has been able to sit back and burnish his image with several recent accomplishments, including a deal on an infrastructure bond and a proposed budget that increases education spending and pays down debt. The governor’s campaign has not stated a preference for facing either candidate in the Nov. 7 general election. Schwarzenegger strategist Matthew Dowd boasted that the governor’s campaign is looking stronger now that his approval rating is rebounding from the hits he took during last year’s special election. A Field Poll released Friday found the governor would have a slight lead, 44-42, over Westly in a November matchup, and a 46-39 edge over Angelides. last_img read more


first_imgJoan Murphy has added a Turkey to her Christmas stocking after securing 18 points and more wine and chocolates are heading to Marian O’Sullivan house with her runner up 18 points. Terrific to see a Mother and Daughter team win the turkey and runner up to make a tasty family Christmas. Triona Daly making great advancement with her golf had a fabulous 21 points on the back 9, with her Mum as her playing partner, Agnes Wiseman, taking 20 points.More new faces to the Turkey prize-winners are Nuala McGarrigle 21 points Front 9 and Vera Kearney runner up 19 points.If you wish to play in the Christmas One Day Hamper on Sat 24th, the online timesheet is now open. 9 hole turkey competitions and running hampers continue. We are playing off mats on the fairway. Mats may be purchased in the shop. The Ladies Club A.G.M. will take place on Nov 29th and by now you should have received your notification in the mail.Don’t forget the launch of Declan O’Carroll’s History of Letterkenny Golf Club book to celebrate our centenary in 2013 will take place at a reception in the club house on the 6th Dec.GOLF: LETTERKENNY LADIES GOLF CLUB NOTES was last modified: November 13th, 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:Letetrkenny Ladies Golf Club noteslast_img read more


first_imgREPORTSUlster Junior CupKildrum Tigers 5 Cavan Rovers 1 Kildrum opened the scoring after 10 minutes when Damian Crossan finished off a great piece of play from the Tigers. Cavan scored a few minutes later thanks to a mix-up in the Kildrum defence. Kildrum dominated the remainder of the game with Reece Laird banging in 4 goals. Best for Kildrum were Packi Coll an Reece LairdBrian Mc Cormick Sports Premier DivisionGlenea United 1 Castlefin Celtic 3This game was abandoned with the visitors leading by three goals to one. Kilmacrennan Celtic 1 Gweedore Celtic 0Kilmacrennan Celtic secured their first league win on Sunday when they defeated Gweedore Celtic in a game that was switched to Gweedore. There was some good football being played with Kilmacrennan the stronger side in the first half. They had numerous chances but weren’t rewarded until the 42nd minute where Christy Connaghan converted with the help of Gavin Gorman and Michael McLaughlin. Gweedore had a few good chances also but Kilmacrennan’s Gavin Gorman and Ryan Shields held strong at the back to deny them their equaliser. Gweedore came out fighting and dominated for the first 20 minutes of the second half, creating some good chances, but Kilmacrennan were hungry for a win. Kilmacrennan were awarded a penalty on the 76th minute. It was taken by Christy Connaghan but Gweedore’s keeper pulled off a great save to deny them the chance to double their lead. The last 15 minutes were intense, it was looking like Gweedore were going to get their equaliser, but a few vital saves from Jason Hegarty ensured Kilmacrennan came away with all three points. Best for Kilmac were Caolan Kelly, Gavin Gorman and Ryan Shields. Best for Gweedore : A team effort. Referee: Paddy DuffyRathmullan Celtic 3 St. Catherines 3Dara Patton’s in-form side welcomed Premier League Champions St. Catherine’s to a blustery Flagpole for what was an entertaining clash with both sides taking a share of the spoils in a 3-3 draw. The Hoops got off to the perfect start with winger Ryan Connolly scoring with a glancing header from a Chris Doran cross after 10 minutes, but the reigning champions dug deep and were level after the quarter hour mark with their sharp shooter Rose volleying in from 20 yards out past Hoops’ keeper Mark Gallagher. As the game approached half time the Saints hit a sucker punch to the Seasiders when their left midfielder Daniel Breslin volleyed into the roof of the net from outside the area, following a corner, to give the visitors that all important lead going into the interval. The second half saw the tempo lifted by Patton’s Hoops who dominated the possession and attacks with Ryan Gildea going close, after a solo run, and shooting just wide on 50 minutes. A defensive mix-up gifted St. Catherine’s an opportunity allowing Rose straight through one-on-one with Hoops keeper Gallagher on the hour mark. Rose’s strike was blocked by Gallagher with the breaking ball falling to Barry Cannon who had an open net to stroke the ball into and give the visitors a two goal advantage. Patton rang the changes with Eamonn Sheridan making an immediate impact. He led the line well and linked the play as Rathmullan fought to get something from the game. A brace from Shea Coyle in the closing minutes did just that. Best for Rathmullan were Niall Caruthers, Eamon Sheridan and Shea Coyle. Best for St. Catherines was Rose. Referee: Mick Lagan.Drumoghill F.C. 1 Milford United 3 Milford United demonstrated their own title credentials in this top of the table cash by producing an impressive performance at The Moss. Gary Merritt was their two goal hero on the day putting his side one up early in the contest before scoring again in the dying minutes to clinch the points after Paddy Collins had pulled one back for the home side. This was a game that was played at an electric pace throughout, both teams enjoying periods of dominance, but the visitors’ ruthless streak inside the box that ultimately led to them grabbing the points. They started brightly and were a goal up inside 3 minutes. Gary Merritt gained possession from a short corner, cut on to his right foot and found the top corner from the edge of the box. Milford dominated the opening period and should really have doubled their lead on 15 minutes when Merritt again that raced through onto Damian Casey’s through ball, but his lob over the advancing Toner was cleared to safety after Christopher O’Donnell somehow beat the ball to the goal line. As half time approached Drumoghill started to gain the upper hand and enjoyed the lion’s share of possession during the periods before and after half time. It was during this period that Richie Moore twice hit woodwork and it started to look like it wouldn’t be Drumoghill’s day. As Drumoghill dominated they became vulnerable to the counter attack and it was from such a venture forwards that Milford doubled their lead. Paul Nash sent PJ Hagan clear on the right wing and the full back’s superb cross was guided home at the back post by Joey Cullen on 68 minutes. Drumoghill though responded immediately. Chris Malseed and Philip Whyte combined in midfield and it was Malseed’s pass the beat the offside trap to send Liam O’Donnell clear and his cross was hammered beyond Mc Gettigan at the near post by Paddy Collins to set up a frantic finish. Drumoghill threw everything they could at Milford during the final 20 minutes but Johnny Logue was equal to anything that Drumoghill could throw at them before Merritt raced away to make it 3-1 on 89 minutes and clinch victory for the visitors. Referee: Ed MooreTemple Domestic Appliances Division OneLifford Celtic 0 Donegal Town 3Played in wintery conditions Lifford welcomed Donegal Town to Greenbrae in search of a much needed three points, but it wasn’t to be. During the first half Donegal created the better goal scoring opportunities as Lifford dominated possession. Donegal got their opener following a goal mouth scramble on 20 minutes. The second half was much the same as the first with Lifford keeping the ball for long spells but rarely threatening, Donegal capitalised on this and doubled their advantage on the hour mark. Donegal put a gloss on their performance and the result when they converted a late penalty.Lagan Harps P Kerrykeel ’71 F.C. P(Match Postponed due to unplayable pitches)Convoy Arsenal 4 Bonagee United 1Convoy made in four wins in a row with a comfortable home win against Bonagee. On a cold frosty day it was the away side who made the better start to the game and were well on top for the first ten minutes but never created any dangerous chances. Convoy slowly came into the game and got on top of things in midfield and started to create chances through Robb, Brolly and Harvey. The pressure paid off when the Bonagee keeper couldn’t hold on to a ball put into box by Elliott and Brolly was first to react to it and was brought down by the keeper. Up stepped Robb to put the home side one up from the spot.The opening ten minutes of the second half saw both teams score. Convoy doubled their lead to 2-0 when Harvey slotted the ball under the Bonagee keeper. Bonagee responded by making a few changes and sending there danger man Mc Monagle up front. Immediately he pressed hard and won a corner. From the resulting corner Temple managed to poke the ball into the roof of the net amongst all the bodies in the box. With Bonagee confidence lifted they tried hard to break down the Convoy defence but with no luck. Convoy almost got their third from a speculative volley from Guthrie from twenty yards out only for the Keeper to tip it over the bar for a corner. From the resulting corner Convoy got a deserved third through Robb who was on hand to poke the ball into the net in the crowded box. Convoy created chances still through Bogle, Patterson and Guthrie. The result was finally put to bed in the eighty fifth minute when Gary Brolly beat the keeper from the edge of the box. One has to give credit to both teams, both teams played well in such poor conditions for a football match.Raphoe Town 7 Cranford United 0Raphoe welcomed Cranford to a bitterly cold Deele College Grounds on what was the last game for the home side before the Christmas break. Raphoe started this game well and were a goal up inside the first ten minutes when David Craig scored with a great header from a Christy Bogle corner. The pressure was kept on Cranford and Raphoe hit a second with a superb finish from Seamus Bogle. Cranford had a few half chances after this and forced Roy Duffy into a couple of fine saves in the Raphoe goal. Then on the half hour Craig got his second after a great move involving Frankie Mc Brearty and Jamie Gallagher. the third came just before half time when Oliver Quinn finished with ease. The second half was more of the same as the home side kept up the pressure and David Craig completed the hat-trick his performance deserved with a fine finish after good work by Jamie Gallagher. Then goal machine Seamus Bogle got his second after very unselfish play by the excellent Frank Mc Brearty. Young sub Keelan Kelly finished the scoring when he got on the end of a Stephen Laird corner. A team effort from and under strength Cranford and a fine team performance from the home side Referee: James Malseed. CT Ball Division TwoCurragh Athletic 2 Ballybofey United 0A goal in each half secured the three points from this match for Curragh Athletic. Ballybofey will have had little else on their mind during their short journey home other than how they were returning to the Twin Towns with nothing to show for their endeavours. Countless missed chances was their main source of despair but some great goalkeeping from Jason Woods also added to their woes. Curragh will be glad of the three points as the League enters the Christmas break.Deele Harps P Dunkineely Celtic P(Match Postponed due to unpayable pitches)RESULTSSundayUlster Junior CupKildrum Tigers 5 v 1 Cavan RoversBrian Mc Cormick Sports Premier DivisionGlenea United 1 v 3 Castlefin CelticKilmacrennan Celtic 1 v 0 Gweedore CelticRathmullan Celtic 3 v 3 St. CatherinesDrumoghill F.C. 1 v 3 Milford UnitedTemple Domestic Appliances Division OneLifford Celtic 0 v 3 Donegal TownLagan Harps P v P Kerrykeel ’71 F.C.Convoy Arsenal 4 v 1 Bonagee UnitedRaphoe Town 7 v 0 Cranford UnitedCT Ball Division TwoCurragh Athletic 2 v 0 Ballybofey UnitedDeele Harps P v P Dunkineely CelticChristmas UpdateThe Executive Committee of the Donegal Junior League have decided to cancel all matches over the Christmas and New Year period. The Committee took the decision so that families could enjoy the festivities together without having to wonder about fixtures been on or off. There are many thousands of people connected with the League in one way or another and it is the wish of the League that all can enjoy this special time. So to the Players, Managers, Coaches, Physios, Club Committee Members, our Referees and members of the local Media and all their families the Donegal Junior League wish you all a Happy Christmas and a Prosperous New Year. We look forward to seeing you all around the grounds in 2016.DONEGAL LEAGUE: ALL THE REPORTS, RESULTS AND A CHRISTMAS MESSAGE was last modified: December 13th, 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)Tags:Donegal Leaguelast_img read more

World Cup matches celebrated, including England in 1966

first_img 3 3 Bobby Moore kisses the trophy after England’s World Cup win Here, talkSPORT.com looks at 12 classic games and, with the World Cup around the corner, is focusing on the World Cup. At least one of you is almost certainy going to disagree with these picks or believe something is missing. Please do explain which match has been left out and why it is so iconic in your opinion.Warning: May feature tears (mainly Gazza’s).1. And England win the World Cup – England 4-2 West Germany: 30 July, 1966Did you know England have won a World Cup? There probably isn’t a more iconic photograph in English football than that of inspirational captain Bobby Moore, surrounded by his ecstatic team-mates and planting a kiss on the Jules Rimet trophy in front of delirious fans at Wembley. Geoff Hurst scored a hat-trick, the first and only time  a player has managed to score as many in a final – apparently one may not have entirely crossed the line – and Martin Peters scored the other in a 4-2 win. 3 England players celebrate success in 1966 2. The Miracle of Berne – West Germany 3-2 Hungary: July 4, 1954 (final)Led by their talismanic captain Ferenc Puskas, Hungary were the best team in the world. The Magnificent Magyars were Olympic champions, and went into the 1954 World Cup in Switzerland on a 32-game unbeaten run. They began well in 1954, but things unravelled in the group game against West Germany when, with 20 minutes to go and Hungary 5-1 up, Puskas was tackled by big blond centre-half Werner Liebrich  the ‘kick that won the World Cup’, according to Brian Glanville. Despite a bad ankle injury, he played in the final, which Hungary had been winning 2-0. Against all odds, though, they lost 3-2 to West Germany the shock result became known as the Miracle of Berne. After the game, Puskas accused the victors of doping, and several fell ill with jaundice, supposedly caught from sharing syringes. Coaches claimed the injections were vitamin C, but a modern report alleges they were given methamphetamines at half-time.3. Italy stunned by Korea – South Korea 2-1 Italy: 18 June, 2002This was Italy’s starting XI: Buffon; Panucci, Maldini, Coco, Iuliano Zanetti, Zambrotta, Tommasi, Totti, Del Piero, Vieri. They also had Inzaghi, Gattuso and Nesta on the bench yet a golden goal from Ahn Jung-Hwan provided one of the World Cup’s most shocking and iconic moments as South Korea knocked them out. Vieri gave Italy the lead, but Seol Ki-Hyeon levelled with two minutes of normal time remaining to force extra-time where it all unravelled. Totti was sent off and memories of Italy’s 1-0 defeat to North Korea in 1966 resurfaced. Back then, the players were pelted with rotten fruit when they were returned, but in 2002, Jung-hwan had his Perugia contract terminated by furious chairman Luciano Gaucci and the fanatical supporters directed their ire towards referee Byron Moreno, the man they believe robbed them.4. The first ever World Cup final – Uruguay 4-2 Argentina: 30 July, 1930In Montevideo, history was made as hosts Uruguay won the first ever World Cup. The success of the men’s footy at the 1924 Olympics persuaded FIFA president Jules Rimet to create a separate world championship which eventually led to the tournament in 1930. Only 13 nations took part, including Belgium, France, Yugoslavia and Romania from Europe. There were four groups from which one side progressed to the semi-final. Uruguay beat Argentina 4-2 in the final and a national holiday was declared, while across the River Plate, the Uruguayan embassy in Buenos Aires was the target of an angry mob.5. Gazza’s semi-final tears – West Germany 1-1 England: 4 July, 1990Much like France v West Germany eight years earlier, it was a bit of shame to end what has become a classic match with penalties, which England obviously lost. Prior to this match in Turin England had been hard to watch, but then all of a sudden there was the euphoria of the semi-final where England were 90 minutes away from a place in a final for the first time since 1966. Here, there was Andreas Brehme’s deflected goal, Paul Gascoigne’s tears and giant plastic boobs. Of the yellow card that reduced him to tears, Gazza wrote in his book: “My eyes follow his hand, to the pocket, then out with the card. There it is, raised above my head. I looked at the crowd, I looked at [Gary] Lineker, and I couldn’t hold it back. At that moment I just wanted to be left alone.” If England had reached the final the booking ruled him out, but as we all know, they didn’t.6. The ‘most beautiful’ match – West Germany 3-3 France: 8 July, 1982It’s best remembered for Harald Schumacher’s outrageous and probably the best known foul in World Cup history. Patrick Battiston, attempting to get on the end of Michel Platini’s glorious through ball, was clattered on the 18-yard box as he poked the ball towards West Germany’s goal. The Frenchman was knocked unconscious and lost two teeth. The match, though, is also worth remembering for football reasons. It ended 1-1 at full-time and 3-3 after extra-time despite France taking a 3-1 lead. And so for the first time, a World Cup semi-final was decided on penalties, which West Germany won. That was my most beautiful game, Platini later said.7. ‘The Battle of Santiago’ – Chile 2-0 Italy: 02 June, 1962“Good evening, David Coleman’s BBC introduction began. The game you are about to see is the most stupid, appalling, disgusting and disgraceful exhibition of football in the history of the game. Hosts Chile were playing Italy in their second group game, refereed by Englishman Ken Aston and to say the two teams got stuck in, is an understatement. Football went out the window from the start and the pitch resembled a battlefield with Italy’s Giorgio Ferrini sent off after eight minutes; the game having been held up as the Italian was escorted off the field by police. Chile’s Leonel Sanchez escaped punishment for landing a left hook on Mario David, but when the latter got his revenge a few minutes later with a horror tackle, the Italian was shown red. Oh, in case you were interested Chile won 2-0.8. Zidane’s international exit – Italy 1-1 France: 9 July, 2006He was an icon of the 1998 triumph and Zidane wasn’t even supposed to be there in 2006, having decided to retire from the international scene after Euro 2004. Nevertheless, he dragged France to the final where they met Italy and scored with a daring Panenka to give his side the lead. Marco Materazzi equalised and then came the moment the match is truly remembered for as Zidane planted his head into Materazzi’s chest following the defender’s verbal provocation.9. Maradona madness – Argentina 2-1 England: 22 June, 1986It’s a game that has brought us two of football’s most famous expressions: Hand of God and Goal of the Century and it’s all thanks to Diego Maradona, whose two goals are among the most famous in football. He punched the ball over Peter Shilton for the first, but then danced through the entire England defence for his second in a 2-1 win en route to winning the whole thing. “That was a final for us. Much more than winning a match, it was about knocking out the English. I will never forget this game,” Maradona, who was crowned player of the tournament, said.10. Brazil. LOL – Brazil 1-7 Germany: 08 July, 2014Almost four years on and the scoreline from the Maracana is astonishing. For Brazil, five-time champions and on their own turf, it was one of the most embarrassing losses in World Cup history. Germany were 5-0 ahead at half-time and could have had much more than seven goals when Oscar scored for the hosts in the 90th minute. While the Germany team celebrated, many of Brazil’s players left the pitch in tears. This game is still going to be talked about for generations to come. 3 This score line still blows the mind What makes an iconic match?Something about it obviously stands out – is it an incident, an enduring image, a player, a kit? Does it signify something in particular? Surely a draw can be just as memorable as a seven goal thriller, right? 11. Insane in the men’s game – Italy 4-3 Germany: 17 June, 1970The Germans have been involved in a number of thrilling World Cup matches, haven’t they? Six goals in 21 minutes made this semi-final one of the most exciting games in the tournament’s history. Roberto Boninsegna scored early but Germany, seconds from elimination, levelled through Karl-Heinz Schnellinger to kick start an extra-time goal glut. Gerd Muller put them ahead, but any joy was short lived as Tarcisio Burgnich pegged them back, with Luigi Riva making it 3-2 only for Muller to equalise. Gianni Rivera’s goal after 111 minutes of football turned out to be the decider, but in the final, Italy were battered by Brazil. By the way, that’s Riva and Rivera above, left.11. Brilliant Brazil win iconic game – Brazil 4-1 Italy: 21 June, 1970The best team won and they did so in style. Both teams were blessed with equally stylish players, but in the end Pele, Jairzinho and Carlos Alberto got the better of Rivera, Riva and Boninsegna. In addition the teams, both of whom had won the World Cup on two previous occasions, were playing for keeps considering FIFA had decided the first country to win the tournament three times would be given permanent possession of the trophy. This game, for all its flair, probably overshadows the epic semi-final Italy overcame when they beat West Germany 4-3 where five goals were scored in extra time. Here, Brazil’s fourth, scored by Carlos Alberto after efforts from Pele, Gerson and Jairzinho, is one of the competition’s most iconic.12. A great save and respect between two icons – Brazil 1-0 England: 7 June, 1970Was it the final that never was? England were the reigning champions and Brazil were the kings of football before their opponents’ 1966 triumph, having won the 1958 and 1962 World Cups. The game featured Gordon Banks’ stunning save from a Pele header (above) and a defensive masterclass from Bobby Moore, who battled superbly against a Brazil front line containing Jairzinho, Rivelino, Tostao as well as Pele. A photo taken after the match in which Moore and Pele exchange shirts in the Guadalajara heat has become one of football’s most iconic snaps. The South Americans went on to reclaim their crown and have been lauded as one of the best sides to do so.13. Rossi finally awakens – Italy 3-2 Brazil: 5 July, 1982This was a clash of styles in which flamboyance came up against cunning – Italy progressed from their group without winning one to join a second round group containing a stylish Brazil, who are still called the best team never to win the World Cup. Yes, Enzo Bearzot’s boys were average at best, but put in a brilliant performance where Paolo Rossi scored a hat-trick – his first goals of the tournament – en route to winning the Golden Boot.14. Just the ticket for Les Bleus – France 6-3 West Germany: 28 June, 1958It was only a game for third place, but France’s 6-3 win against West Germany in Gothenburg saw Just Fontaine secure his place in World Cup history. He was on nine goals before the match and finished on 13, which no one has surpassed since. It was his first and only World Cup and he could have easily missed it. “In 1958, I’d only started playing again on 15 February after a knee operation on 7 December,” Fontaine told FIFA.com. “That year, I scored 34 goals in 26 league games, ten goals in the cup and [Reims] won the double. Then I scored 13 World Cup goals and I got goals at the start of our European Cup campaign, finishing the competition as top scorer with ten. So, you know, what more could I have done?”15. The goalkeeper that made Brazil cry – Brazil 1-2 Uruguay: 16 July, 1950Brazilians still call their 2-1 defeat to Uruguay el Maracanaço – which roughly translates as ‘the Maracana blow’. Having beaten Spain and Sweden in the bizarre final four-team group stage, Brazil faced their South American rivals needing only a draw to win; they thought it was a formality, especially when Friaca scored first. However, Alcides Ghiggia raced down the right and crossed for Juan Alberto Schiaffino to level after 66 minutes. Just 13 minutes later, Ghiggia found himself in the same position. In goal, Moacyr Barbosa took a step to his right, anticipating another cross. It would ruin his life. Instead, Ghiggia shot – low towards the near post. It crept in, evading Barbosa’s desperate dive. The Maracana was silenced and Barbosa was never allowed to forget it. When he died in 2000, said: Under Brazilian law, the maximum sentence is 30 years. But my imprisonment has been for 50.”16. Sometimes amateurs will stitch up the professionals – USA 1-0 England: 29 June, 1950Belo Horizonte was the scene for one of football’s greatest upset and has even spawned a film – the Game of their Lives. An amateur United States side defeated one of the best teams on the planet in a World Cup match. Imagine the fun people would have had with internet memes back then. England dominated, but were undone by Haitian-born Joe Gaetjens and when the final whistle sounded, the Americans were paraded around on the shoulders of Brazilian fans.last_img read more


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