Scorpions hit top form

first_imgBRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC): The Jamaica Scorpions defeated Guyana Jaguars by 41 runs, in the day/night sixth game of the Regional Super50 at Kensington Oval yesterday. Led by half-centuries from Chadwick Walton (82) and Devon Thomas 56, not out, the Scorpions got up to 249 for eight off their allotted 50 overs. Jermaine also got among the runs with 52. Steven Jacobs took two for 27 for the Jaguars while Leslie Reifer bagged two for 41. Jerome Taylor, five for 40, and fellow fastman Reynard Leveridge, three for 38, destroyed the Jaguars’ innings. Veteran batsman Shiv Chanderpaul slammed 101, but he got little support and the Jaguars were dismissed for 208 off 44 overs. Anthony Bramble made 29 and Raymon Reifer 25.last_img read more

Matt McQuaid, Cassius Winston lead Michigan State over Michigan

first_imgView comments Matt McQuaid scored a career-high 27 points, Cassius Winston converted the go-ahead layup in the closing minute, and the Spartans rallied to beat No. 10 Michigan 65-60 in the Big Ten final on Sunday.Top-seeded Michigan State (28-6) scored the game’s final 10 points to capture its first championship since 2016. No other program has won the conference tournament as many times as Michigan State, and this one was particularly sweet.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubsAfter all, the Spartans prevented a championship three-peat by Michigan (28-6) and beat their rivals for the third time this season.“I asked them all today, ‘What do you want to do?’” Izzo said. “Pregame meal, ‘What do you want to do? You want to play for the (NCAA) Tournament or you want to play the game?’ That sounds like a stupid question, but if you knew where my guys were at as far as physically, it was a good question to ask. Once they said ‘We want to play the game,’ I said, ‘You just gave me a license for 40 minutes of hell, so you better get going because I’m not letting up.’” LATEST STORIES But the third-seeded Wolverines fell again to Michigan State after blowing their chance to win the league by losing to their rivals twice in the final four regular-season games.“You lose three times in a season to your rival, it’s gonna hurt” Isaiah Livers said. “But we’ll use it as motivation for the NCAA Tournament. I’m glad we don’t have a week or two weeks to sit there and think about that last game. We can get right back to playing.”Michigan led by 13 early in the second half, but Michigan State went on a 13-4 run to tie it at 48 with just over seven minutes remaining.The Wolverines were up 60-55 after Livers hit a 3 with 2:29 left, but they didn’t score again. McQuaid answered with one of his own to start the game-ending run and Xavier Tillman made a tying layup for Michigan State.After Simpson missed a 3 for Michigan, Winston drove to his left for a layup — which Teske thought he blocked — to put the Spartans on top 62-60 with 28 seconds left.Brazdeikas then missed a pull-up jumper that got tipped by Aaron Henry with 14 seconds to play. Teske and Tillman went up for the rebound, the ball got knocked out of bounds and the referees gave possession to Michigan State after a review as Michigan coach John Beilein screamed on the sideline.Henry made a free throw and missed the second, making it a three-point game. Poole then appeared to get bumped by Winston — Michigan State had a foul to give — just before he launched a long 3 off the dribble, but there was no call.The Spartans’ Kenny Goins hit two free throws to make it 65-60 with two seconds left.AHRENS INJUREDMichigan State forward Kyle Ahrens was relieved X-rays showed his left ankle wasn’t broken after he was taken from the court on a stretcher in the first half, though the extent of the injury was not clear. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title He expects to have an MRI once the softball-sized swelling goes down.Ahrens landed awkwardly when he collided in midair with Goins going for a defensive rebound with 4:34 left in the first half.He clutched his lower left leg as he screamed in pain. Medical personnel placed an air cast on his leg and teammates gave him hugs before he was wheeled away, pounding his chest as he was taken to the back. He returned to the sideline on crutches in the second half.BIG PICTUREMichigan: The Wolverines have their sights set on another big NCAA run after losing to Villanova in the championship game last year.Michigan State: The Spartans head to the tournament with high hopes, though their rotation figures to be a little thinner after Ahrens went down.UP NEXTMichigan: NCAA Tournament.Michigan State: NCAA Tournament. Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? 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Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption “They responded and I think they enjoyed it,” he continued. “So did I.”McQuaid nailed a personal-best seven 3-pointers. Winston, the Big Ten Player of the Year, had 14 points and 11 assists as Michigan State won for the 10th time in 11 games.“It’s always big,” McQuaid said. “Michigan’s a really good team. Beating them three times … it’s hard to do.”Both teams were awarded No. 2 seeds in the NCAA Tournament and will play Thursday in Des Moines, Iowa. Michigan State faces Bradley in the East Region, while Michigan goes against Montana in the West. The Wolverines beat Montana last year on the way to the national championship game.Ignas Brazdeikas led Michigan with 19 points. Jordan Poole scored 13. Jon Teske had 10 points and 10 rebounds, and Zavier Simpson added 10 assists.ADVERTISEMENT Michigan State’s Matt McQuaid (20) celebrates after shooting a 3-point basket during the second half of an NCAA college basketball championship game against Michigan in the Big Ten Conference tournament, Sunday, March 17, 2019, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Kiichiro Sato)CHICAGO — Michigan State coach Tom Izzo had one simple question for his team. He got the answer he wanted, and the sixth-ranked Spartans picked up their sixth Big Ten Tournament championship.Now, they’ll try to bring home the biggest prize of all.ADVERTISEMENT Rogue cops marked as Gamboa’s targets in his appointment as PNP chieflast_img read more


first_imgRussell SmithAN AMERICAN lawyer who moved to live in Malin Head to get away from the hustle and bustle of New York says he hopes to open a new legal office in Co Donegal.Russell Smith walked out on his life in the Big Apple, and went searching for a new life on the west coast of Ireland.He stopped at Malin Head, warmed to the locals – and they to him – and now wants to put something back. He eventually returned to the law and now runs one of the biggest entertainment and legal firms – with plans for 75 jobs in Derry.But Mr Smith says he is hoping to open a second office – in Letterkenny.““I planned to be somewhere remote (in Malin Head) but people kept knocking on the door and I found myself doing more socialising than I would ever have done back in New York,” he says.Almost 19 years after moving here his own legal and media firm works for HBO, Sasha Baron Cohen, Sony Pictures, 20th Century Fox , Channel Four Television and former President Bill Clinton. Smith says his company SmithDehn is close to choosing its Derry offices but he says the firm may also now open a second office in Letterkenny.It’s thought the CoLab at LYIT is one of the options under consideration.Taoiseach Enda Kenny cut the sod on a major expansion of the CoLab two months ago.Attracting a company like SmithDehn to Letterkenny would be a major jobs boost – but also a major boost to the growing Tech and Media sector in the town. AMERICAN LAWYER WHO MOVED TO DONEGAL TO GET AWAY FROM IT ALL SET TO CREATE JOBS HERE was last modified: July 30th, 2014 by John2Share 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:donegalletterkennyMalin Headrussell SmithSmithDehnlast_img read more

Violence by rival gangs cited in son, dad slayings

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREPettersson scores another winner, Canucks beat KingsAuthorities believe four teens killed Luis on Nov. 14 in a case of mistaken identity. Luis’ father ran after the alleged gunmen and was fatally shot as well. Three of the suspects were in custody Friday in connection with the slayings. Citing the teens’ ages, authorities declined to release the names of the Baldwin Park residents, all 17, who are accused of the killings. A fourth suspect – Omar Mendez, 17, of Baldwin Park – is still at large and considered a fugitive. “We believe the motive of the crime is gang-related,” said Michael Rodriquez, a sergeant with the Los Angeles County sheriff’s Homicide Bureau. The night of the shooting, family members say Luis walked out to his father’s truck to grab some tools. Witnesses told police two men then approached Luis and were talking with him before Luis was shot. After the gunfire, Luis’ father ran outside and saw his son lying near the sidewalk. Pedro Estrada began running after the suspects, chasing them about four homes up the street before he was also shot. Luis died at the scene. His father died at a nearby hospital. Rodriguez would not divulge any further details surrounding the killings but did say that all four of the suspects were there at the time. Of the teens, all – except Mendez – are suspected gang members from two nonrival Baldwin Park gangs. Mendez is believed to have ties to one of those gangs, Rodriguez said. But a third, rival gang is also involved, according to authorities. Rodriguez said he believes there were several altercations between the rival gangs in the days leading up to the Estrada slayings that may have triggered the shootings. That includes an incident outside of North Park Continuation High School the same day Luis and his father were killed, and an unreported shooting a day before at a nearby park. Authorities did not want to release the names of these gangs for fear it might spark more violence. “We believe (all) this carried over into that evening when the two victims were shot,” Rodriguez said. Authorities believe the suspects were out to shoot someone from the rival gang. Instead, they came upon Luis, who was mistakenly targeted, Rodriguez said. He declined to publicly say who the intended target was. An e-mail sent last month from a man claiming to be Luis’ older brother stated that, “All I want people to know is that my brother was not a gang member.” All four suspects – who attended North Park Continuation High School – have been charged with murder with a special gang allegation, Rodriguez said. Two of the teens were arrested Thursday afternoon – one at his Baldwin Park home and the other at a relative’s house in Ontario, Rodriguez said. A third teen was already in custody at a Los Angeles juvenile facility. He was arrested two weeks ago on a parole violation, Rodriguez said, adding that he did not know what prior convictions that suspect had. As a helicopter flew overhead Thursday night, detectives knocked on the door of Mendez’s Francisquito home to make the final arrest, but the teen wasn’t there. “The mother and father said they did not know where he was,” Rodriguez said. “We find that hard to believe. (Mendez) doesn’t have a job, his vehicle has been impounded for evidence and he has no means of supporting himself.” Police believe family members may have assisted Mendez – who is a member of the National Guard – in fleeing to another state or to Mexico. Rodriguez said that two days after Mendez was questioned, his family put their house up for sale. A Remax realty sign can be seen hanging from the family’s balcony. Mendez enlisted with the California National Guard on June 4, according to Lt. Theresa Chrystal, a Guard spokeswoman. The private had completed basic training and was awaiting technical training, she said. Now, the guard’s criminal investigation division is assisting in finding him. “I am very pleased to see that (some of) the people who committed this horrific crime have been captured,” Cruz said. Students at the school are still recovering from the deaths, he added. “I think the wounds are still there,” he said. “This is more than just kids losing a friend.” Officials say gang violence in Baldwin Park has steadily decreased over the decades. “I can remember 15 years ago it was common for groups of gang members to be walking down busy streets,” said David Reynoso, a lieutenant with the Baldwin Park Police Department. “That’s not around anymore.” Mayor Manuel Lozano – who could not be reached for comment Friday – has said in the past that despite the recent violence, Baldwin Park is still a safe community. It is difficult to say whether gang violence in any city where gang members live can be completely eradicated, Reynoso said. And nowadays, it’s hard to draw the line, Cruz said, considering that teens grow up in the same neighborhoods as gang members. “There are ongoing feuds,” Rodriguez said. “Is it a gang war? That’s something the media does. Gangs we know historically are going to fight with rivals. Sometimes it’s just a fight, but other times they pull out guns.” Anyone with information on the shootings can call (323) 890-5500 or (626) 960-1955. (626) 962-8811, Ext. 2109160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! BALDWIN PARK – The family of a son and father gunned down in front of their home moved to Mexico shortly after the two were buried, friends said. A worker was seen Friday painting the inside of the now-empty Downing Avenue home where Luis Estrada, 14, and his father, Pedro “Pepe” Estrada, 40, lived before they were killed by suspected gang members. A woman, who asked not to be identified but described herself as a friend and former co-worker of Luis’ mother, said the grieving widow and her two other sons left for Mexico about a week after the slayings. Luis Cruz, principal of Baldwin Park High School, where Luis was a freshman, said the mother thought that would be the best thing for the family. last_img read more


first_imgLagan Harps Ladies clinch Foyle Cup VictoryLagan Harps enjoyed this week Foyle Cup Tournament in Derry.On Monday they played a very strong Derry City side, come out victorious in the end with a superb free kick by Emma Duffy and Amber Barrett running onto a long ball before lobbing the Derry keeper. This game set the motions rolling for Tuesday’s game with a massive 5-0 win over Limavady. Nakita Burke scoring twice, and Caroline Gallagher, Lauren Harper and Amber Barrett scoring one goal each.Lagan Harps had secured first place position in their group even before the third group game which was against Inishowen side Greencastle, both teams met in last years Ulster FA cup final, and know from start it was going to be a tight encounter.Greencastle scored first with Orlaigh Furlong scoring a long-range shot. With time running out a quick taken free kick by Amber Barrett over the top of the Greencastle defence was slotted past Sarah Faulkner by Nakita Burke. When the announcement of the placing in the other group was produced, Lagan were to face old Donegal Women’s League rivals Kilmacrennan Celtic in the final.Kilmacrennan Celtic withdrew from the Donegal Women’s League back in 2010, however Trevor Gorman regrouped the core of their previous squad and invited guest players to compete in the Foyle Cup this year. Everyone knew that this was going to be a great entertaining, exciting final.Roisin Friel for Kilmacrennan was first to test the keepers, however young Emma Toye pulled off a great one on one save.With Nakita Burke and Lauren Harper up front for Lagan, both players caused Kilmacrennan defence heartache, however vital and precise tackling from Danielle Fay stopped both girls on a few occasions.The deadlock was broken on the 22 min when Nakita Burke crossed from the right, and Harper jumped highest to head over the advancing keeping. Lagan were to extend their lead 2 mins later, when a long ball by Nadine Crawford found Harper who shot into the top corner. 5 mins after the restart Lagan’s Nakita Burke crossed from the left to Harper who finished with a hat-trick of goals.The third goal spurred Kilmacrennan girls into action, with Maureen O’Donnell delivering long balls to Roisin Friel and Marie Gallagher, however Emma Duffy orchestrated the Lagan defence restricted the Kilmacrennan pairing to long range shots, however on one occasion Lagan were lucky not to concede when Marie Gallagher’s shot first hit the crossbar, and the rebound shot by Roisin Friel also hit the crossbar. Kilmacrennan were rewarded for their hard work with 10 mins remaining, with a corner taken by Maureen O’Donnell was headed into the net by Danielle Fay at the back post. Minutes later a long shot by Marie Gallagher, stopped by Emma Toye, however she dropped it under pressure and Roisin Friel scored from close range.The final minutes were nail biting, but Lagan left the Cup behind last year were not making the same mistake, after Sion Swifts scored in the last minute of normal time and who went on to win in penalties, Lagan held out. Afterwards Nakita Burke accepted the trophy from Hughes Insurance sponsors of the Foyle Cup.Lagan Harps would like to thank the Foyle Cup organising committee, with over 600 games played during the week, having 3 officials at each game, the paramedics, and the grounds people, this made the tournament enjoyable for everyone.Other Donegal Women’s League player’s involved in the competition were Eimear Callaghan from Fanad Utd who played with Derry City. Stephanie Crampsie of Bonagee Utd playing with Kilmacrennan and Eimhear Bradley from Lagan Harps also playing with Kilmacrennan. CHAMPIONS! LAGAN HARPS LADIES CLINCH FOYLE CUP VICTORY was last modified: July 26th, 2013 by John2Share 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:CHAMPIONS! LAGAN HARPS LADIES CLINCH FOYLE CUP VICTORYlast_img read more

U.S. regulators OK fetal cell transplant

first_img “I’m sure there is no threat to anyone’s identity,” said Arthur Caplan, director of the University of Pennsylvania’s Center for Bioethics. “But we are starting down that road.” What’s more, some of the brain cells to be implanted will be derived from aborted fetuses, which Caplan also said raised ethical concerns for some. Stem Cells Inc., the Palo Alto, Calif. biotechnology company developing the Batten disease treatment, said it receives it fetal tissue from a nonprofit California foundation that also collects tissue from miscarriages and other surgical processes. Stem Cells chief executive Martin McGlynn declined to name the foundation. Stem Cells Inc. first applied for the human test last December, but the FDA demanded more information in February and put the application on hold. An FDA spokeswoman didn’t return telephone calls or an e-mail inquiry. McGlynn said the FDA wanted more information on where the transplanted brain cells were expected to go in the brain and other related health issues such as the chances the transplant might cause tumors. McGlynn also said the agency wanted more information on its manufacturing process and more details about the design of the six-patient test. He said the FDA’s concern was expected. “This endeavor is unique. It’s pioneering and no one has ever proposed to do what we are attempting,” McGlynn said. “Once you put those stem cells in, you can’t get them back.” Stanford University neurosurgeon chief Dr. Stephen Huhn will bore small holes through each child’s skull and inject the neural cells into the patients’ brains. The children will be given drugs to ensure the patients immune system doesn’t attack the new cells and they will be closely monitored for a year. Huhn said the initial Batten trial will primarily test whether the millions of new cells each child receives is safe for them. Ultimately, more tests with many more patients over several years will be needed to determine whether the transplanted cells help Batten patients. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week The stem cells to be transplanted in the brain aren’t human embryonic stem cells, which are derived from days-old embryos. Instead, the cells are immature neural cells that are destined to turn into the mature cells that makeup a fully formed brain. Parkinson’s disease patients and stroke victims have received transplants of fully formed brain cells before, but the malleable brain cells involved here have never before been implanted. Batten disease is caused by a defective gene that fails to create an enzyme needed in the brain to help dispose of brain cellular waste. The waste piles up and kills healthy cells until the patient dies. Most victims die before they reach their teens. The idea is to inject the sick kids with healthy, immature neural stem cells that will “engraft” in a brain that will direct them to turn into cells able to produce the missing enzyme. Such an experiment showed promise in Batten-afflicted mice, but such an ethically charged test has never been tried before in humans. SAN FRANCISCO – Federal regulators on Thursday approved what would be the first transplant of fetal stem cells into human brains, a procedure that if successful could open the door to treating a host of neural disorders. The transplant recipients will be children who suffer from a rare, fatal genetic disorder. The Food and Drug Administration said that doctors at Stanford University Medical Center can begin the testing on six children afflicted with Batten disease, a degenerative malady that renders its young victims blind, speechless and paralyzed before it kills them. An internal Stanford review board must still approve the test, a process that could take weeks. last_img read more

Hurricanes blamed in gas-price report

first_img Fires or other problems at three California refineries were immediately followed by wholesale price increases. A widespread power outage in Los Angeles on Sept. 12 also cut production at three plants, officials said. All those pressures on the wholesale market caused a jump of 72 cents per gallon at the pump between mid-June and early September, the report said. It found no evidence that gas stations contributed to the steep price spikes. But consumer advocates said the report was incomplete because it failed to examine the concerns about gouging on the wholesale level by oil companies. “The story about gas prices isn’t about the local gas stations, but the few mega-refiners who have seen their profits hit record levels while the nation suffers,” said Doug Heller, consumer advocate with the Santa Monica-based Foundation for Taxpayer and Consumer Rights. Desmond responded that the proper place to investigate wholesale gasoline prices is in Congress. “This is a deregulated market, and it’s been that way (since) 1981,” he said. Congress had similar concerns about profits and last week questioned executives of five major companies. Those companies, along with their parent corporations, earned more than $32.8 billion during the July-to-September quarter. During that time, consumers nationwide saw retail gas prices soar to more than $3 a gallon. The executives defended their profits and denied gouging consumers. They said failing to increase the pump price would have led to a run on gasoline, which would have threatened supplies. To avoid future price spikes, the California Energy Commission is recommending that the Legislature and governor consider establishing a public goods charge, similar to the surcharge on electricity and natural gas bills. The money raised by the charge could go toward assisting low-income families hit hardest by high gas prices, create incentives for consumers to buy alternative fuel and high-efficiency vehicles, and provide funding for projects intended to keep the state’s fuel prices stable. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREBlues bury Kings early with four first-period goals While California refineries weren’t directly affected by Hurricanes Katrina and Rita, the storms put such a dent in national supplies that it drove California’s gas prices higher, Desmond said. In addition, California’s wholesale gas purchases are calculated using a benchmark posted by the New York Mercantile Exchange – further tying the state’s prices to national conditions, the commission said. In the month after Hurricane Katrina, California’s refineries increased by 45 percent their exports of gas to Nevada and Arizona, which relied more heavily than California on supplies from the battered gulf states. This further tightened supplies in California. “That tells you that gasoline will flow to where prices increase,” Desmond said. As the hurricanes shut down 26 percent of the nation’s crude oil production, several California refineries also had unexpected outages. SACRAMENTO – Blame Gulf Coast hurricanes and outages at several California oil refineries for the $3-a-gallon gasoline in California earlier this year, not gouging by retail gas stations, according to a report released Friday by the California Energy Commission. What the report didn’t address was the role of major oil companies, which set wholesale gasoline prices and reaped record profits this summer and fall. The reason: California officials don’t have the authority to get detailed information from them, commission Chairman Joe Desmond said. The energy commission asked for the report in September, when California prices hit an all-time statewide high of $3.06 per gallon. The report, “2005 Gasoline Price Movements in California,” concluded that California’s fortunes at the pump were tied to events elsewhere. Desmond said the state’s per-gallon pump prices peaked at the same time as prices spiked nationally. last_img read more


first_imgJoint Treasurer Patrick McLaughlin, Chairperson Neil Martin and Secretary May Logue going through the nominations list for the 38th Donegal Sports Star Awards which take place in the Mount Errigal Hotel next Friday nightThe excitement is mounting as nominees for the 38th Donegal Sports Star Awards hope that their respective successes last year will see them honoured at the gala function in the Mount Errigal Hotel next Friday night. The appearance of the FAI CEO John Delaney is also attracting a huge amount of interest with the sporting public wanting to hear more about the soccer chief’s coup in securing the services of Martin O’Neill and Roy Keane to manage the Republic of Ireland team.For ticket details ring the Mount Errigal Hotel on 9106700. Follow us also on or on Facebook at at Donegalsports Starawards. There are over 100 nominees in 38 categories for the Donegal County Council sponsored awards. Only five nominees know for certain that their 2013 sporting successes are going to be recognized but for the rest it will be an agonizing wait with the standard of achievements in a large number of categories so high making it very difficult for the judging panel to decide the winners.Primary and Secondary Schools are an integral part of the Donegal Sports Star Awards. There are a total of 29 nominees battling it out here in eight categories. The schools winners will receive their awards from the Mayor of Donegal Cllr Ian McGarvey who will be accompanied at the top table by the County Manager Mr Seamus Neely.GAA star Karl Lacey was the overall winner last year. Who will it be next Friday night? Around half a dozen candidates are in the frame for the top Donegal sporting award demonstrating once again the elite talent that the county is turning out year after year.   EXCITEMENT BUILDING TOWARDS ANNUAL DONEGAL SPORTSTAR AWARDS was last modified: January 25th, 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:Donegal Sportstar Awardslast_img read more

Masaza Cup gets 400m boost

first_img Tags: AirtelKabaka Ronald Muwenda MutebiMasaza Cup 2019Remmie KisakyeSseseSsingoTwaha Kawaasi The UGX 400m Cheque on display on Monday. (PHOTOS/AGENCY)MENGO – The 15th edition of the Airtel Masaza Cup has received a major boost ahead kick-off.Telecommunications giants Airtel have invested a whopping UGX 400m into one of the country’s most exiting yearly tournaments.The UGX 400m is part of the UGX 1.2b package that was announced three months ago in Mengo.First Deputy Prime minister of Buganda, Twaha Kawaasi who presided over the event on Monday, called on everyone to invest efforts so as the tournament is a success.“We have gathered here to officially launch this year’s Masaza cup tournament, said Kawaasi.“I call upon everyone in the respective counties to give support to their teams so as we have a successful football event.Kawaasi also confirmed that the Kabaka of Buganda, Ronald Muwenda Mutebi will preside over the opening game.“I would like to confirm that his Majesty the Kabaka of Buganda Ronald Muwenda Mutebi II will preside over the opening game between Ssingo and Ssese on 1st June at Mityana Ssaza grounds, continued the first Deputy Prime minister.This year’s edition was launched on Monday 20th May 2019 at Bulange Mengo and it was confirmed that Ssingo will host this year’s opening match against Ssese at the Ssaza play grounds in Mityana.Also speaking at the unveiling of the UGX 400m package, Airtel Communications and Brand manager Remmie Kisakye recorgnised the tournament’s influence on Ugandan football.“As Airtel Uganda Limited, we have spent three years at the helm of this tournament as the main title sponsors, noted Kisakye.“This year, we are offering Shs 4OOM to support in the affluent organization with jerseys.“This competition has been a birthplace for many stars on the national team who have been key in Uganda Cranes’ qualification to AFCON for two consecutive editions (2017 and 2019).“We also support football from the grassroots from the Airtel Rising Stars (ARS) programme.Kisakye speaking to the media.Airtel also provided two sets of jerseys to the 18 teams taking part in this year’s edition on top of three balls.On the same day, it was learned that three other companies had chipped in with contributions towards the tournament.Centernary Bank offered UGX 90m, Total Uganda also chipped in with UGX 37m while Nugle Beer are investing UGX 51m.The 2019 Masaza Cup GroupsMASENGERE-Ssingo-Bugerere-Buvuma-Gomba-SseseBUTIKKIRO-Buddu-Mawogola-Mawokota-Bulemezi-KookiMUGANZIRWAZA -Busujju-Kabula-Kyaggwe-ButambalaBULANGE -Buwekula-Busiro-Kyadondo-BuluuliPrevious winners-2004 Gomba-2005 Mawokota-2006 Kkoki-2007 Mawokota-2008 Kyaddondo-2008 Gomba-2010 Not Held-2011 Buluuli-2012 Bulemeezi-2013 Mawokota-2014 Gomba-2015 Ssingo-2016 Buddu-2017 Gomba-2018 SsingoComments last_img read more

Who is Donegal’s most vocal TD in the Dáil?

first_imgFigures released by have shown who Ireland’s most vocal TDs are in the Dáil.The survey records each time a TD makes a speech, which excludes heckling unless the TD makes a point.According to the survey, the average amount of speeches delivered by the 158 TDs in the Dáil is 85 each. Pat ‘The Cope’ Gallagher was recorded speaking 495 times, but as Leas-Ceann Comhairle not all of these instances were speeches. Similarly the Ceann Comhairle, Seán Ó Fearghaíl, was recorded as speaking 583 times, but with the duty of maintaining order within the Dáil not all of these were speeches.Sinn Féin Finance spokesperson Pearse Doherty TD spoke 154 times on Dáil record, followed by Independent TD Thomas Pringle, who addressed the Dáil 133 times.Fianna Fáil spokesperson on Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Charlie McConalogue TD spoke 65 times on the record.Government Chief Whip and Minister for Gaeilge, the Gaeltacht and the Islands Joe McHugh (Fine Gael), who spent most of the year as Minister of State for Diaspora, spoke 17 times. For TDs representing South Donegal and Sligo/Leitrim, Sinn Féin TD Martin Kenny contributed the most, speaking 116 times, followed by Fine Gael TD Tony McLoughlin who spoke 71 times.Fianna Fáil TD Marc MacSharry made 52 speeches, with Fianna Fáil TD Eamon Scanlon speaking slightly less with 48 times recorded.Nationally, Independent TD Mattie McGrath who represents Tipperary, was the most vocal TD, speaking 270 times. Slightly shyer TDs included Waterford Fine Gael TD John Deasy, who spoke just 11 times. Who is Donegal’s most vocal TD in the Dáil? was last modified: July 19th, 2017 by Elaine McCalligShare 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:daildonegalspeaking timelast_img read more