May 14

Rayo loses a 26% goal from Embarba’s farewell

first_imgBeyond its incidence on goals, Rayo has taken eight points in the absence of Embarba (the victory against Huesca; the draws with Extremadura, Mirandés, Oviedo, Tenerife and Albacete and the defeat against Elche), which means 20% of the total. Right now, he is 40 and sits at six playoff spots. Embarba left the Rayo last winter market, after have scored seven goals and have given eleven assists. Hence, the franjirrojo team is accusing their absence in terms of numbers. With your goodbye Rayo have lost more than a quarter (26%) of their goals. The Vallecana squad averaged 1’35 (31 goals in 23 games) when the winger was present and is now 1 (7 in 7) without him. Of these last seven goals, one of them was scored by a rival in his own door (Lomotey, from Extremadura) and two others have come from the penalty spot (the one from Ulloa to Oviedo and the one from Mario to Elche). Precisely, the midfielder, with two goals, is the one who has had the most fortune facing the door in this new stage. Something that charges more value, considering that Rayo was unable to score in two of those seven days (0-0, against Mirandés and Tenerife).last_img read more

December 27

GOLF RESULTS: NORTH WEST ALLIANCE TAKE TO COURSE IN A STORM!

first_imgNorth Western Golfing AlliancePlayed at Narin and Portnoo Golf Club Saturday 2nd November 2013 Par 73 S.S.S.73Nett Ist Clive Davison (11) Portsalon G.C. 36 pts b.o.t.2nd Eddie McHugh (15) Strabane G.C. 36 pts3rd Stephen McKeegan (4) City of Derry G.C. 35 pts4th Oscar Mailey (6) Ballyliffin G.C. 35 pts 5th Mark Caithness (12) Dunfanaghy G.C. 33 pts b.o.t.6th Michael Bradley (8) North West G.C.33 ptsGross1st Brian McElhinney (scr) Foyle Golf Academy 722nd Kevin Quigg (3) City of Derry G.C. 76 3RD Michael McGeady (scr) McCambridge-Duffy 78 b.o.t.4th Noel Callan (scr) Faughan Valley G.C. 785th Seamus Clinton (scr) Letterkenny G.C. 79 b.o.t.6th Finnian O’Doherty (scr) Letterkenny G.C. 79 The members of a winter Alliance are no respecters of weather forecasts and while the weather forecasters were predicting gale force winds and torrential rain for the day the hardy men from the North West turned up in numbers in Nairn and Portnoo for their annual visit to this links course.Well it did rain in biblical proportions and the wind did blow at storm force but the members did not give way ,They donned their best rain suits so that the y would not be denied their day of sport and went on to play their 18 holes .Witness the Gross score of 1 under 72 from Brian McElhinney He was one under after 9 having had 2 birdies ,He gave back a stroke at the par 3 7th .At this stage he was being hotly pursued by Finnian O’Doherty who had dropped a stroke at the first. Finnian had two poor drives at 12 and 13 to put him out of the running for top honours although from the 13 th on he parred and had a birdie although he dropped a further stroke at the 18th .The person who took the runner up place was Kevin Quigg who had dropped 3 strokes in the first 4 holes and a 4th at the 9th to be out in 39 he had 2 further birdies and a dropped shot to finish 3 over in third place was Alliance captain Michael McGeady who had a very uncharacteristic round that included two double bogies on the first nine interspersed with birdies ,pars and bogies ,He edged out on the break of tie Noel Callan who had an excellent birdie on the last which was warmly applauded by those in the shelter of the club house.In the Nett section the winner was Clive Davison from Portsalon Golf Club who has steadily been reducing his handicap .The runner up for the second competition in a row was Strabane Golf club’s Eddie McHugh. The leader after 9 was Oscar Mailey on 19 points In joint second place was Eddie McHugh with Barry Ramsay from Letterkenny Golf club on 18 points they were followed by Stephen McKeegan of the City of Derry Club and Clive on 16 points. However as the saying goes “when the going gets tough the tough get going “Oscar continued to gather points but indifferent play on 14 and 15 saw him drop back to 4th .While Barry saw his challenge fall away in an especially fierce down pour accompanied by gale force gusts of wind. Clive meanwhile had taken the lead on 10 with a par d he held on to this advantage to finish the back nine with 20 points Eddie having fallen back with a blank at the same hole and finished with 18 points just holding off Stephen who had 19 points.In the Gross Golfer of the Year Brian McElhinney has retaken the lead with 34 while Michael McGeady is now on 33 and Finnian O’Doherty is on 28In the Nett section Eddie McHugh has 17, Ballyliffin Golf Club’s Brian Wallace is on 14 and club mates from North West Golf Club Terry Meenan and Michael Bradley are sharing third place.Next competition Rosapenna (Old Tom Morris) G.C. 16TH November 2013GOLF RESULTS: NORTH WEST ALLIANCE TAKE TO COURSE IN A STORM! was last modified: November 2nd, 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:GOLF RESULTS: NORTH WEST ALLIANCE TAKE TO COURSE IN A STORM!last_img read more

December 25

FORMER CRUIT ISLAND GOLF STAR DANIEL FINALLY GETS A ‘BIRDIE’

first_imgKaty and Daniel will tie the knot today!Former teenage golf star Daniel Sweeney has secured his best ever ‘birdie’ by walking up the aisle with the stunning Katy Boyle.Daniel, a native of Keadue, whose promising golf career was cut short due to a chronic shoulder injury, marries Katy in the beautiful setting of Melrose in the Scottish Borders.Friends of the couple think it was a ‘stroke’ of luck he managed to convince Katy to marry him, ‘putt’ she’s ready to walk up the aisle with the former Cruit Island golf prodigy. The sleepy village has been taken over by an invasion of Donegal people who have all traveled to wish the happy couple well!FORMER CRUIT ISLAND GOLF STAR DANIEL FINALLY GETS A ‘BIRDIE’ was last modified: September 13th, 2014 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:Daniel SweeneydonegalKeaduemarryScotlandlast_img read more

December 24

WARNING TO PUBLIC AS FIRST GORSE FIRE OF SEASON BREAKS OUT

first_imgSmoke billows from last night’s gorse fireA warning has been issued after what is suspected to be the first gorse fire of the season broke out last night.The fire was spotted in Gaoth Dobhair but was brought quickly under control.No serious damage was caused and nobody was hurt but an area of land was scorched. Farmers and walkers have been urged to remain vigilant to the fires and to make the fire service known as soon as possible if a fire breaks outThe public has been asked not to burn rubbish in the open for fear of sparks igniting fires in the open.There are also fears for wildlife with birds beginning to make their nests in shrubs and hedgerows.The previous summers has seen a spate of gorse fires across the county, especially in West Donegal.  WARNING TO PUBLIC AS FIRST GORSE FIRE OF SEASON BREAKS OUT was last modified: April 6th, 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:donegalGaoth Dobhairgorse fireWarninglast_img read more

December 24

DONEGAL PRIMARY SCHOOL PLAY DURING HALF-TIME OF THE IRELAND V TURKEY MATCH

first_imgThe children of 5th and 6th Class of SN Glasáin, Creeslough, played at half-time in the Aviva Stadium yesterday during the Ireland v. Turkey game. The school received the exciting news on Wednesday evening after one of the parents, Patricia Browne, was informed that she had won a competition that she had entered with Aviva Insurance. Another 5th class boy Danny Toye received his first call for Donegal, and took part in the Mini Sevens at half-time in Celtic Park during the Donegal v. Derry game.The whole school community would like to congratulate all the children who participated, and may they have many happy memories of playing a part in such big sporting occasions in the years to come.Olé Olé agus Dún na nGall Abú!!DONEGAL PRIMARY SCHOOL PLAY DURING HALF-TIME OF THE IRELAND V TURKEY MATCH was last modified: May 26th, 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:home-page featuresnewsSportlast_img read more

December 21

Two teenagers arrested in Derry over Lyra McKee murder

first_imgTwo teenagers have been arrested in connection with the murder of journalist Lyra McKee.The men, aged 18 and 19, were arrested under the Terrorism Act.They have been taken to Musgrave Serious Crime suite. Miss McKee, 29, was struck by a bullet as she was observing rioting in Derry on Thursday night.Two teenagers arrested in Derry over Lyra McKee murder was last modified: April 20th, 2019 by Shaun KeenanShare 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:Derrylast_img read more

December 21

Gardaí release image of suspect in Malin armed raid

first_imgGardaí in Buncrana have issued an e-fit description of a man who was allegedly part of a gang that committed a violent robbery in Malin Head in October.Investigations continue after four masked men targeted the home of prominent businessman and GAA club director John Byrne at Beugh, Malin, on Saturday 26th October.The raiders broke into the home at around 7.30pm and tied up two of John’s adult sons as they searched the house for cash. A substantial amount of money was taken, some of which was later recovered by gardaí. The men made their getaway on foot. Gardaí have now released a reconstructed image of one suspect who is believed to have been involved in the crime.E-Fit Description issued on RTE’s CrimecallThe man is described as being aged in his mid-thirties, around 5ft 10inches in height and of a large build. He is described as having short dark hair.Gardaí in Buncrana are investigating the incident, and the public can contact the station on (074) 932 0540 or the Garda Confidential Line: 1800 666 111Gardaí release image of suspect in Malin armed raid was last modified: December 18th, 2019 by Rachel McLaughlinShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

December 18

Cities must be innovation sites: Manuel

first_img18 July 2013Cities should become sites of innovation for addressing challenges such as youth unemployment, spatial and income inequalities and economic exclusion, says National Planning Minister Trevor Manuel.Speaking at the Metropolis Annual Meeting in Sandton, Johannesburg on Wednesday, Manuel said city leaders, researchers and policymakers should create opportunities for experimentation with different models of delivering services, developing and maintaining infrastructure and creating jobs.Cities ‘must become inclusive’Unless leaders act swiftly, the patience of citizens who lived on the periphery would run out, he cautioned.“We need to urgently devise and implement credible plans to intervene and make our cities inclusive, and bring the majority of citizens of our cities into the mainstream,” Manuel said.“We need to equip our people with skills and education to take advantage of opportunities offered by the economies of the cities. We need to plan, design, and manage cities for people.”The four-day meeting, which started on Tuesday, has drawn mayors, officials and leaders from over 85 cities around the world to Johannesburg to discuss key issues around enhancing development and improving the lives of citizens within a long-term urban development context.While cities were designed for imagined affluent populations, the reality is that too many people wake up each day to shattered dreams of improvements in lifestyle, Manuel said, prompting the need to re-assess urban policies.Re-assessing urban policiesManuel said cities needed land use management systems that allowed for mixed uses so that poor people came to feel they had a right to the city; that captured appreciation of land value for the benefit of the public; and that promoted sustainable use of land.Manuel also proposed a review of the country’s building norms and standards to ensure that they were appropriate for the level of people’s incomes, as well as for efficient accommodation and movement of dense concentrations of people.“Rules that regulate building height, plot sizes and building material should reflect affordability levels while providing scope for improvement in the future and taking into account environmental considerations. Using any other criteria will perpetuate inequality and make informality permanent,” he told the meeting.The minister, who heads up South Africa’s National Planning Commission, also proposed the need for urban development policies that allowed cities to play an effective coordination role to stimulate their own social and economic dynamism.Effective coordination was necessary to maximise the value of the investment that individuals made in housing, that firms made in commercial property, and that the state made in social infrastructure and other public goods.South Africa also needed financial institutions that met the needs of the different populations of the country’s cities, he said.“We need both primary and secondary mortgage markets that target currently underserved segments of the population. Whilst we appreciate the difficulty of developing criteria for affordability, we must do so to avoid the complete bifurcation into either formal high-end mortgages or state provision.”Source: SAnews.gov.zalast_img read more

November 26

John Terry mulling over ‘different role’ at Chelsea

first_imgChelsea captain John Terry says he will ponder his future carefully before deciding whether to accept the club’s offer of a new one-year deal and what he describes as “a different role”.The Londoners announced earlier on Friday that the former England skipper, who is out of contract at the end of the season and feared he had played his last game for the club, had been offered a 12-month extension.However, it is uncertain whether Chelsea’s 35-year-old idol will agree to the deal.”The contract extension the club have offered me is a different role and I hope everyone will understand I want to take the time to consider it carefully before making a decision,” Terry said on Instagram without elaborating.The offer of a new deal suggests Antonio Conte, who will take over as manager from Guus Hiddink after leading Italy at next month’s European Championship, wants to keep the centre half.Some fans staged a protest in the 26th minute, the number of Terry’s shirt, of Wednesday’s 1-1 draw at Liverpool urging the club to keep him.”(Director) Marina Granovskaia and (chairman) Bruce Buck met with John and his agent this week and offered him a one-year contract extension,” a Chelsea spokesman said on Friday.Terry is banned for Chelsea’s final game of the season, Hiddink’s farewell match against champions Leicester City at Stamford Bridge on Sunday, after he was sent off at Sunderland last weekend.’MY CLUB’If Terry decides to stay it will lift the supporters at the end of a poor defence of the club’s Premier League title.advertisementChelsea were one point above the relegation zone following defeat at Leicester in December, after which manager Jose Mourinho was sacked, and cannot now finish higher than ninth.”I still want to play a couple more years and hopefully that’s at Chelsea,” Terry told Sky Sports earlier this week.”I’m a Chelsea player, Chelsea’s been my club from the age of 14.”He made his first-team debut in 1998 and is one of only three players to have appeared in more than 700 games for the club, the others being Peter Bonetti and Ron Harris.Terry is the most successful skipper in Chelsea’s history and has won 14 major trophies with the club.”It would be very difficult (to replace him),” said team-mate Gary Cahill. “Not only as a player but as a character in the dressing-room.”last_img read more