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Liberia Ends Gabon 2017 Journey in Tunis

first_imgThe formbooks said Liberia’s Lone Star missed their chance when they allowed Togo to force them to a 2-2 draw; and if they had won that game, it could have earned them 12 points clear. If that had happened, their 4-1 loss to Tunisia yesterday could not have affected their 12 points, and they would have been second in Group A.And because they failed to beat Togo, they went to Tunisia on a 10 points tie with Tunisia; and so with their last game in favor of Tunisia, the North Africans now topped Group A with 13 points. Togo comes next with 11 points, one point over Liberia, who still remains at 10 points. Lone Star’s disastrous performance was foreshadowed by their friendly against the U-20 national team of Morocco that defeated the national team 4-2.Meanwhile, there were 14 games held throughout Africa yesterday, with yet five more games to go. Ethiopia fell behind against Seychelles in Hawassa before goals from Getaneh Kebede and Saladin Said either side of half-time brought a 2-1 win and hope of qualification as one of the best two runners-up.It was the sixth goal of the qualifying campaign for Kebede in Group J and moved him to the top of the scorers’ charts. Fouad Al Triki scored a late goal as Libya shocked Cape Verde 1-0 in a Group F match interrupted when a dog wandered onto the pitch in Praia.Defeat eliminated Cape Verde, who were briefly ranked No.1 in Africa this year and had been seeking a third consecutive Cup of Nations appearance.A brilliant goal from Manchester City teenager Kelechi Iheanacho on 78 minutes earned already-eliminated Nigeria a 1-0 Group G win over Tanzania in Uyo.The Super Eagles took a short corner and the striker moved across the edge of the penalty area before unleashing a left-foot thunderbolt into the roof of the net.Group H winners Ghana lacked numerous first choices, including Andre Ayew and Asamoah Gyan, and were held 1-1 in Accra by Rwanda.Samuel Tetteh put the Black Stars ahead midway through the opening half with a low shot and Muhadjir Hakizimana leveled off a free-kick seven minutes from time.Mozambique jumped from fourth to second in the same mini-league after a last-gasp goal earned a 1-0 win over Mauritius in Maputo. Cameroon cruised to a 2-0 victory over bottom-of-the-table Group M team Gambia in Limbe. Benjamin Moukandjo converted a first-half penalty for a foul on Karl Toko Ekambi, who scored the second goal soon after half-time.A dismal run by Angola in Group B extended to five matches without a win when they were held 1-1 by Madagascar in Luanda.Bapasy put the visitors ahead during the opening half with a glancing header off a corner and Gelson leveled nine minutes into the second half.Senegal finished with a perfect Group K record thanks to a predictable 2-0 win over Namibia in Dakar through goals from Balde Keita and Famara Diedhiou. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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City issues two proclamations for March

first_imgTwo local organizations have received a month-long proclamation from Fort St. John City Council.March was proclaimed both the North Peace KidSport Month and Community Social Services Awareness Month.- Advertisement -Acting Mayor Dan Davies presented the first proclamation to Gail Weber and Connie Richter.The organization helps financially disadvantaged children across Canada access various sports. In 2010, the local branch of the organization helped 41 children pay the registration fees for their various sports, spending more than $7,000. Since registration costs have increased, the organization has also increased the funding limit it provides for children from $200 to $300.The second proclamation was presented to Pat Taylor. Taylor said every person will need to access some sort of social service at least once in their life. The month will be used to raise awareness for the various types of social services available in the community, including child care and development programs, employment and housing for people who have developmental disabilities and services for women dealing with different types of abuse.last_img read more

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This Shipp sails right on course

first_imgLOS ANGELES – As Debbie Shipp listened to her son on the other end of the phone, she knew things were not well. Josh Shipp was talking about the pain in his right hip, how it hurt to walk, and sometimes even move. “He’s not a complainer,” Debbie Shipp said. “For him to pick up the phone and call me and say, `Ya know, I’m hurting. It hurts.’ You know he’s in pain.” The pain was physical and mental. Ship was recovering from hip surgery, but also felt because he wasn’t on the court to help his team. A year later, Shipp still experiences occasional soreness, but he can live with it. Rather than watching UCLA run through the Pacific-10 Conference and NCAA tournament dressed in slacks and a sweater from the end of the bench, he is the second-leading scorer for No. 2 UCLA, which hosts No. 19 USC tonight at Pauley Pavilion. “I just enjoy being out here now, more so than ever before,” said Shipp, a 6-foot-6 redshirt sophomore forward. “My freshman year, I kind of wasn’t a practice player. I was all about the games. But even last year, just sitting and watching, I couldn’t wait to get out and practice. That’s all I had.” Shipp, who redshirted last season, said he does not feel as if he missed out on last year’s run to the title game because he practiced with the team late in the season, and he traveled with the Bruins. But his former roommate, Jordan Farmar, who is now with the Lakers, said not playing took a toll on Shipp. “His thinking was that he was going to let down the team, he was going to lose a year and fall back,” Farmar said. “(Farmar told Shipp) just to stay confident and keep working. Everything happens for a reason. He did just that.” center_img Now healthy, Shipp said he has better explosion on his first step and is better at slashing to the basket than pre-surgery. He is averaging 13.4 points per game, and his innate basketball instincts often allow him to track down loose balls and errant shots and put him in position for easy baskets. Bruins junior guard Arron Afflalo said Shipp’s value was noticeable last month, when UCLA needed Afflalo’s last-second jumper to beat USC at Galen Center. Shipp sat out with a hamstring injury, and the Bruins struggled offensively. “I think Josh is kind of our X factor,” UCLA sophomore power forward Luc Richard Mbah a Moute said. “He does everything.” However, Shipp’s jump shot has failed him lately, which he attributes partly to a lack of “pop” in his legs. He is shooting 29.6 percent from 3-point range, and his percentage drops to 17.6 in Pac-10 games. “I think it’s a little from the surgery because I picked up bad habits just playing around, shooting, because I wasn’t able to jump for a while,” Shipp said. “I was doing a lot of set shots, and picked up on the habit. I’m trying to break it right now. “I’m not jumping.” Also, Shipp’s defense is lagging, although it is not costing him playing time. Shipp is averaging 29.8 minutes per game, including 29 minutes in Pac-10 play. The road back was not easy, particularly because Shipp can be stubborn. “My mom kept my spirits high whenever I was down,” Shipp said. “She knew what to say.” brian.dohn@dailynews.com (818) 713-3607 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img
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Crews pull dogs from aqueduct

first_imgPALMDALE – Alerted by a passing motorist, rescue crews saved two dogs from the chilly waters of the California Aqueduct, officials said Thursday. The animals – a Rottweiler and a German shepherd – were pulled out about 7:15p.m. Wednesday from the waterway near Pearblossom Highway and Barrell Springs Road, county fire Capt. John Haugh said. “It was right at dusk, and it was pretty cold,” Haugh said. “You could see they were shivering, and hypothermic, I’m sure. “They were ready to get out.” The rescue involved an effort by the county departments of animal control and water resources. Two firefighters wearing flotation devices pulled the animals from the fast-moving current using a snare that slipped around the dogs’ necks. “They didn’t bark or growl,” Haugh said. “They wanted to be rescued.” The dogs, one of which was wearing a collar, were taken to a local animal shelter. gideon.rubin@dailynews.com (661) 267-7802160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

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GAA NEWS: KILLYBEGS CLUB NOTES

first_imgThe Killotto had no winner this week. The numbers were 6, 15, 19 and 30. There was no winner of match 3. Next week’s Killotto jackpot is €4,550 and Match 3 is €240. The team selling Killotto this week is the Ladies Team B. Next week sellers are Charlie Tully’s team. You can now do the Killotto online. Visit www.locallotto.ie and go to the Killybegs page.There was no winner of the Bingo Jackpot. Consolation prizes went to Marie O’Donnell, Killybegs. Next week’s Jackpot will be €1,650 on 47 calls.Well done to the ladies who won the home leg of their first round championship match. This Sunday the 29th, they play Robert Emmets in Robert Emmets at 12 o clock. There is a club meeting on Friday the 27th at 8.30.Congratulations to Donegal on winning the Anglo-Celt Cup. Orders are now being taken for the Quarter Final. Preliminary prices have been released of €30 for adults and €5 for children s with concessions available for OAPs and students. The book will be in the Tara until Sunday the 29th of July at 6pm.This Saturday sees Killybegs hosting three neighbouring teams from Ardara, Kilcar and Glen in an under 10 blitz. This will be the team’s first home blitz of the season and we hope to see a large number of parents and supporters come along to support our young players. The first games will commence at 11am. Best of luck to all our young players.GAA NEWS: KILLYBEGS CLUB NOTES was last modified: July 24th, 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)last_img read more

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DONEGAL OLYMPIAN BRENDAN BOYCE BEGINS NEW SEASON IN FRANCE

first_imgATHLETICS: Letterkenny AC member and Olympian, Brendan Boyce will open his 2016 season in France this weekend.Brendan is due to fly out to Paris today (Friday, 15th) with his training partner Robert Heffernan and both are due to compete this Sunday in the provincial qualifier. Boyce spent a short time at home with his family and friends at Christmas, before setting off on the 29th December to train in the Canaries and Almeria.This weekend’s race will be the first in a series of races for Boyce as he plans to compete in Bratislava in the European Permit Indoor Meet and then the National Irish Indoors in Athlone at the end of February.Speaking earlier this week, Brendan Boyce said, “December is a great time of year to get away.“I always find it difficult to keep routine around Christmas time so it’s good to refocus and keep the mind on training. “I’m looking forward to this weekend’s race and I’m also looking forward to the Indoors at the end of February.”Adding to this Boyce said, “I secured Olympic qualification last season, so it’s given me an opportunity to try and improve my speed and experience to top level competition early this year.“Once the indoors are finished, I’ll turn my attention to the outdoor season and I’m aiming to finish in the top 10 at the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro come August 19th.DONEGAL OLYMPIAN BRENDAN BOYCE BEGINS NEW SEASON IN FRANCE was last modified: January 15th, 2016 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:Brendan BoycenewsOlympianOlympic GamesSportlast_img read more

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UPDATED: GARDAÍ SURROUND DONEGAL BARN IN SEARCH FOR MURDER SUSPECT

first_imgMcLaughlinLATEST: ARMED GARDAI have surrounded a barn in Co Donegal tonight in their hunt for a suspected killer.Officers are outside the building  near Burnfoot as part of a search for Kieran McLaughlin.The PSNI named McLaughlin, 58, as the chief suspect in the brutal murder of Barry McCrory, shot dead in a flat in Derry city centre on Thursday morning. Police also took the unusual step of issuing a picture of McLaughlin.Gardai spent today searching Border areas close to Derry in the hunt for the suspect.Tonight Gardai have surrounded the barn and believe McLaughlin may be there. It follows searches in Muff earlier in the day.Armed Gardai are at the scene on the Brae Road. The PSNI raided a number of homes in Galliagh on the Derry side of the Border as part of the operation.The killing has been widely condemned with British PM David Cameron the latest to denounce the shooting.He was in Belfast to attend a major investment conference and he took time out at the end of the event to condemn the killing of Mr McCrory and that of 46-year-old Brendan Kearney in Belfast on Wednesday night.He said: “These murders are despicable and the people responsible should be hunted down prosecuted and convicted, they should face justice.”The dead man’s family, including his mother Anne, father Danny and son Shea attended a peace rally held in Guildhall Square in protest at the killing. Following a two minutes silence, the crowd of several hundred were told a clear message needed to be sent out from Derry that violence from all quarters was not acceptable in the city.Meanwhile, Mr McCrory’s body remains in Belfast where a post mortem examination has taken place. The family hope to have is remains returned to them tomorrow with burial expected on Monday.UPDATED: GARDAÍ SURROUND DONEGAL BARN IN SEARCH FOR MURDER SUSPECT was last modified: October 11th, 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:Barry McCroryGardaiKieran McLaughlinmuffmurdersearchlast_img read more

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GARTH BROOKS TRIBUTE ACT NEXT WEEKEND AT LETTERKENNY SUPERPUB SISTER SARA’S

first_imgSister Sara’s has re-established its position as one of the best pubs in Donegal, since re-opening earlier this month under new management.Since it re-opened, Sister Sara’s has consistently provided top class entertainment every weekend for it’s loyal band of customers.Next weekend promises to be the best one yet, on Friday August 29th the much revered Garth Brooks tribute act Gary McEvoy takes to the stage. This weekend, The Workmates will perform in the live lounge on Friday night, and a large crowd is expected to attend both gigs.On Saturday, you can watch Arsenal and Everton and afterwards there will be a super-pub disco to get you in the party mood.Highland Radio’s Paddy Friel will be spinning the discs and will play all your favourites.On Sunday watch the All-Ireland semi-final between Kerry and Mayo, and the Premier League clash between Manchester United and Sunderland on one of our many top quality HD Plasma TV’s. GARTH BROOKS TRIBUTE ACT NEXT WEEKEND AT LETTERKENNY SUPERPUB SISTER SARA’S was last modified: August 21st, 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:Entertainmenthome-page featuresnewsSister Sara’sWEEKEND LINE-UPlast_img read more

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EXACTLY WHAT WAS THAT IN THE SKY OVER DONEGAL?

first_imgGary’s picture of the wind funnel above Inishowen.Photographer and keen kayaker Gary Loveridge often gets surprises when he travels out to sea for a paddle.But yesterday he got a bit more than he bargained for.Gary was heading out on the water at Portsalon when he happened to look in the direction of Inishowen and took this wonderful picture. To the naked eye it appears to be a tornado but with no reports of it touching the ground, it appears that it was a wind funnel.Either way it makes for pretty cool viewing.If you have any unusual photos please email them to info@donegaldialy.com and we’ll public them.EXACTLY WHAT WAS THAT IN THE SKY OVER DONEGAL? was last modified: July 24th, 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:Inishowentornadowind funnellast_img read more

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Update: Male (20s) treated for head injuries following serious crash in Inishowen

first_imgA male has been airlifted to hospital following a serious crash between Muff and Quigley’s Point in Inishowen on Sunday afternoon. It is understood that the accident occurred between two cars and a motorbike shortly after 2pm.The male, who is in his 20s, was transported to Altnalgelvin Hospital (Derry) and transferred to the Royal Victoria Hospital in Belfast for treatment after receiving head injuries during the crash. It is unknown if the injuries are life-threatening at this time.Investigations into the crash are ongoing by Gardaí.The road has since re-opened.Update: Male (20s) treated for head injuries following serious crash in Inishowen was last modified: July 29th, 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)last_img read more

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