Djokovic into Cincinnati final, Federer in his way again

first_imgGov’t in no rush to rescue animals in Taal Peza offers relief to ecozone firms Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced Halep will be trying for her second title in eight days. She won her third title of the season last Sunday in Montreal.“It’s going to be a big challenge for me to play another final and win it,” she said.She’ll face Kiki Bertens , who advanced to her first Western & Southern final by wearing down No. 8 Petra Kvitova 3-6, 6-4, 6-2.Bertens is an unexpected finalist, winning only one match during three previous appearances in Cincinnati. Her only title this season was at Charleston.Known as more of a clay-court player, Bertens has reached a hard-court final for the first time, spending more time getting accustomed to the different style of play.“I think also I’m less stressed,” she said. “So before the match, I’m less nervous than I used to be. Before I was like, ‘Oh, I play on center court and a lot of people are watching.’ But now I’m just more relaxed.”A week of rain delays and double-duty days wore on players, many of whom wound up playing twice in a day. Kvitova faded in her second straight three-set match, ending her best showing in Cincinnati. She’d made five previous appearances in semifinals this season, winning each tournament.“My legs were pretty heavy,” Kvitova said. “I just couldn’t really jump at all. It was very, very tiring, the second set, and I just think that I couldn’t really find energy in the third one. I was really trying, but nothing.” Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ MOST READ Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins ‘Sad’ Federer hopes new Davis Cup lives up to promises Djokovic closed in on a Western & Southern Open title with his 6-4, 3-6, 6-3 victory over Marin Cilic on Saturday. Then he watched Roger Federer advance to the finals as well when David Goffin retired in the second set with a shoulder injury.READ: Djokovic downs Cilic, edges closer to historic Cincy titleFEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’The two tennis greats haven’t faced each other in two years because of injuries. They’re back for the 18th shared title match of their careers. Djokovic leads in head-to-head title matches 11-6. Djokovic leads the overall series 23-22.Everyone knows who’s favored in this one. Roger Federer, of Switzerland, prepares to serve to David Goffin, of Belgium, during the semifinals at the Western & Southern Open tennis tournament Saturday, Aug. 18, 2018, in Mason, Ohio. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)MASON, Ohio — Novak Djokovic is once again so close to the one title that eludes him. And the same nemesis is standing in his way, all over again.It’s a moment in time: Djokovic vs. Federer for a title.ADVERTISEMENT Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew “It would be the greatest challenge in Cincinnati, without a doubt, because he’s been dominating this tournament historically,” Djokovic said.The second-ranked Federer has won it an unprecedented seven times, going 7-for-7 in finals. Three of those wins came over Djokovic, who is 0-5 in the finals. The only player with better finals results at one tournament is Rafael Nadal, who is 11-0 in both French Open and Barcelona finals.“It’s great to be back in the finals, against Novak in particular,” Federer said. “There’s a lot riding on the match. It’s great to refresh a rivalry we’ve had for many years.”On the women’s side, No. 1 Simona Halep will play for the title a second year in a row, facing Kiki Bertens.Djokovic is a tantalizing one victory away from the only ATP Masters 1000 title he’s never claimed. Djokovic is trying to become the first to win all nine events since the series started in 1990.ADVERTISEMENT View comments “My sixth time, I’ll try to win the title,” he said. “Obviously, this time I’m hoping I get my hands on the trophy.”One familiar hurdle: Federer.The seven-time champion won the first set 7-6 (3) against Goffin, who was struggling with his serve. Goffin got medical treatment on the back of his right shoulder, and retired after the second game of the second set — 62 minutes into the match.Now, it’s on to his first Cincinnati final in three years. Federer won it in 2015 but was sidelined the last two years because of injuries.“I feel like I’m trying to defend my title from way back when,” he said.Djokovic completed his long recovery from elbow surgery by winning Wimbledon for the fourth time last month. He then set out to get his hard-court game in form for the U.S. Open.Frustrated by his ragged play early in his semifinal win over Milos Raonic a day earlier, Djokovic slammed his racket on the court, sending pieces of the frame into the air. The racket-busting became a turning point.When he closed out the victory Saturday, he walked calmly to the net to congratulate Cilic and then raised both arms in triumph.One more to go.In the women’s bracket, Halep reached the final for a second straight year, beating Aryna Sabalenka 6-3, 6-4. Like Djokovic, she’s never won the title, losing both of her chances, including the title match last year to Garbine Muguruza. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. 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UNMEER Provides US$100K

first_imgOver 130 community based-organizations (CBOs) converged at the offices of the United Nations Mission for Ebola Emergency Response (UNMEER) in Monrovia last week to learn how to apply for the mission’s new small grants program, known as Community Quick Impact Projects (CQIPS).  According to UNMEER Montserrado County Field Crisis Manager, Peter Dalglish, the workshops are part of initiatives by UNMEER to provide CBOs with up to US$5,000 each to engage in a range of activities that will bring Liberia to zero new Ebola case. “It’s about helping people who have been traumatized or stigmatized as a result of Ebola. Let’s consider all the quarantined families in Montserrado County who have suffered and have been kept inside their homes for 21 days,” stated Dalglish.“It has been really difficult for children when schools reopened two weeks ago. Quarantined children weren’t allowed to return to school with their friends, so we are looking for projects that will provide them with support,” he said. Dalglish said UNMEER will be providing funds for a variety of projects, including training for local women on health promotion; a music program or installing a polystyrene tank on top of a primary school.” UNMEER has set aside US$100,000 under its Community Quick Impact Project (CQIPS) that will run for eight to 10 weeks. Each proposal will be reviewed within five days after it has been submitted and funding will be provided within two weeks after its approval.With many of the smaller faith-based, women and youth organizations in Montserrado County not having bank accounts, funds will be received on their behalf by a registered organization, he said.Dalglish lauded Liberians for their character demonstrated since Ebola paralyzed the country in July 2014.“Liberia is a strong country with a very strong President. I am from Canada and what I have learned is about the courage, resilience and determination of Liberians.   The world,” he said, “should thank them for stopping this disease. As a country, you deserve the Nobel Peace Prize,” Dalglish added. He said UNMEER looks forward to receiving innovative projects. “We want to act as a catalyst for Liberian community groups and build on the skills of community leaders”.   The workshops brought together 159 participants from 133 local CBOs, most of which had never attended a meeting at a United Nations office or received funding from any international donor. “The workshop was very educational [and] I enjoyed it.  There are a lot of things that I learned here that I didn’t know because I have never been in the NGO [non-governmental organization] sector before,” said Tenneh Kromah, executive director of the Community Youth Initiative (CYI) of Monrovia. The CYI was established in 2013 with its programs implemented by voluntary contributions from its officials, Kromah said.  She hoped to secure some of the funds to help integrate Ebola survivors into the community.“There is a demarcation between the non-Ebola and Ebola survivors. We need to go into the community to educate people that when you survive Ebola, people can still come around you and you can go around other people.  “There are other students in my community who survived Ebola that feel that when they go around their friends, they won’t be accepted, especially the youth. These are our primary targets,” Kromah stressed.   Michael Tarpeh Young, chairman of the Federation of Chocolate City Youths, hailed UNMEER’s approach in working with grassroots organizations. “This workshop was important as it relates to the global fight against Ebola. I think UNMEER has now come to a major point where we all can unite because in the past, communities that have been directly affected were excluded from this process,” said Tamba Boimah, director of Community Health Service at the Ministry of Health and one of the facilitators.  He serves as the Pillar Lead for Community Engagement and Social Mobilization at the Incident Management System (IMS) in Montserrado County.“Everything takes place at the community level and most of our mistakes in the past were because we designed programs and just dumped them on the communities, but over time we engaged them and got them involved in the process,” he said. “They have wonderful ideas. It is the community members who should take action. We want to encourage and support them to think and act as community leaders. They must not only criticize. They have the right to criticize;  they have the power in their hands to stop EVD [Ebola Virus Disease],” Boimah concluded.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

A Division Commander and team make impromptu visits around GT

first_imgA Division (Georgetown-East Bank Demerara) Commander, Assistant Commissioner Marlon Chapman, and a team of senior ranks visited several areas in and around Georgetown. These include the Transport and Harbour Department (T&HD) Georgetown Stelling, Stabroek Market Square, Stabroek City Police Outpost, America Street, Croal Street, the route 44 Bus Park, the route 45 Bus Park, the route 47 Bus Park and the Stabroek Police Mobile Outpost where he met with the ranks and encouraged them to remain alert and carry out all of their duties efficiently.A courtesy visit was also made to Fire Chief Marlon Gentle.The Commander and his team meeting with vendors in the Stabroek Market areaIssues and concerns raised by business owners, vendors and members of the public were addressed by the A Division Commander and his team, including robberies committed on vendors and customers around the Stabroek area; the loitering of school children on the various minibus parks; the threatening of vendors by armed robbers when they report matters to the Police; minibuses blocking the entrance to the bazaar of Stabroek Market; private hire car vehicles parking on the bus parks; the requests for the presence of more plain clothes ranks between the hours of 15:00h-20:00h on the bus parks and in and around the Stabroek Market area; better partnership between the Guyana Police Force and the City Police in dealing with crime and a better vendors/stakeholders and Police partnership.The Commander and his team were commended for the visit and they are looking forward for his continuous support.last_img read more

Human sundial poject nearly complete at Peace Park

first_imgThe stencils were generously donated by Busy Bee Signs and Graphics and the Boyd Christenson from Russ’ Body Shop volunteered his time to do the sandblasting.In order for the sundial to accurately reflect the time, the location of the stencils had to be precise. In order to obtain those precise measurements, Dale Hansen of the beautification committee turned to Modern Sunclocks, a Scotland-based company. He said the company provided him with the exact location of the sundial – 55.75 degrees north longitude, 120.23 degrees west latitude – and how to space the numbers on the clock according to that location and the date.The sundial was also engraved with the quote – “The shadow by my finger cast, divides the future from the past” – a very popular motto to include with sundials.  – Advertisement -Not only will the human sundial provide the community with a new interactive feature at Peace Park, but it is also meant to honour the late Edna McPhail, a long-serving member of the beautification committee and champion of many community projects – including the Dawson Creek Art Gallery – who passed away in 2008 at the age of 85.There are just a few finishing touches needed to complete the sundial project, including a commemorative plaque that will be erected there. A grand opening ceremony is expected within the next couple of weeks.last_img read more

Coaches dub Warriors/Tallawahs clash… crucial

first_imgHero CPL 2018 Match 29…By Clifton RossWith the 2018 Hero Caribbean Premier League (CPL) in its crunch stage, Head Coaches Mark O’Donnell and Johan Botha have acknowledged that the Guyana Amazon Warriors versus Jamaica Tallawahs clash is certainly a must win for both teams.GAW Head Coach Johan Botha, Warriors all-rounder Keemo Paul, Jamaica Tallawahs pacer Kemar Roach, and Coach Mark O’Donnell during Friday’s pre-match press conference at the MarriottSaturday night’s big game will see the Warriors returning home in the first of their pair of matches at Providence weeks after they first commenced their 2018 campaign at the venue.This time they return tied on 10 points but in third place, while the Tallawahs, who are in 4th position, are looking to secure a win with the play-offs approaching.O’Donnell, the Tallawahs’ coach, and Warriors’ coach Botha, during their pre-match press conference on Friday at the Marriott Hotel, were both confident yet cautious, knowing the high stakes at risk for both teams.“Crucial game tomorrow night. The front 4 has been decided, it’s just a question of order. The order of finish is very important. We need to beat Guyana to ensure we have a chance of making that top three”, O’Donnell said.While the Tallawahs have a decent winning streak coming into this game, the Warriors are currently in the midst of trying to forget their previous loss to the Trinbago Knight Riders.Botha has admitted being happy with the team’s progress, He added that he was glad to pick from a full-fit squad.“We are happy to have 5 wins out of 8. We have 2 games to go, so tomorrow is a big game, and everyone knows that. It’s nice to have everyone else fit. Keemo Paul is back and fit, so it’s good to have everyone fit to pick from”, said Botha.The Warriors have racked up 200 against the Tallawahs a few matches ago, thus winning the encounter as Jamaica folded for 130-odd, prompting O’Donnell to admit that they will be keen on restricting the Warriors from posting big total.“We will try not to chase over 200, we were on par in the last game but we lost some wickets. They are a good side and they are a good side here (in Guyana).We also know that playing in Trinidad and in Guyana you get massive support and I think the game is sold out, so that alone is absolutely brilliant for T20 cricket”.The Warriors have been a better bowling side than they have been batting, due to runs coming mainly from Shimron Hetmyer and now opener Luke Ronchi. Their bowlers, however, have been world-class, from international spinner Imran Tahir, their leading wicket-taker, to Guyanese pacer Romario Shepherd who picked up three wickets in the last game played.Knowing that the loss to TKR could be used against them by their opponents on Saturday, Botha believed that the side will definitely bounce back and tighten up as they look to secure a good spot on the table. “We would want to bounce back, we have some training today and we are looking forward to a good training session as well as looking forward to a good game tomorrow night”.Meanwhile, both teams wrapped up their final practice session on Friday at Providence, with tonight’s clash set to be a firecracker with both teams on a race to the top. The first ball is expected to be delivered at 20:00h.last_img read more

SOCCER – BONAGEE UTD WIN HISTORIC DOUBLE

first_imgChampions Bonagee Utd!It was a beautiful Wednesday evening that hosted the Letterkenny and District U12 Cup Final, in Leckview Park, between Kilmacrenann Celtic and Bonagee Utd.Kilmacrennan fresh from their Champions League win (AET) and League Champions Bonagee (by one point) took to the field to decide the destination of the third and final piece of silverware of the season. With only one goal separating the sides in previous meetings, an immaculate Letterkenny Rovers pitch and perfect weather conditions, the scene was set.A very proud manager (and dad!) Brendan Carolan and striker Michaela!Referee Joe McHugh blew for the start and Bonagee sprung straight out of the blocks with stand-in Kilmac keeper Keelin Gallagher saving well from a Jordan Nugent Shot after two minutes.Nugent then blazed a great chance over the bar from six yards on six minutes. Jack Murphy then shot narrowly wide. Nugent also went close on twelve minutes but it was Jacks brother Adam, who unleashed a fierce shot to the bottom corner, to open the scoring. Not to be undone, Jack then scored after some neat footwork beating three players before guiding the ball past the approaching Gallagher. Daragh Ellison made it three with a drive from the edge of the box when the ball broke after some resolute defending from Kilmac’s Steven Black and Connor McFadden.Referee Joe McHugh awarded a free kick five minutes from half time which Steven Black expertly dispatched high over Bonagee keeper Dylan Doogan’s (Doogie) head from all of forty yards. Kilmac roared to life, egged on by the vociferous Kilmac support, started to take a foothold in the game. Manager Hugo’s son, Steve McDaid entered the game for the injured Aaron Reid and immediately started an attack which was stunted by joint captain Jazzer Martin who played a diagonal ball which was cut out for a corner by the excellent Damien Egan. Jack Murphy’s precise corner was met by head of Daragh Ellison, but directed the wrong side of the crossbar.The second half continued with a Kilmacrennan renaissance until Nugent made up for his earlier misdemeanours, dispossessing a Kilmac defender and knocking the ball past the keeper.Kilmac, normally so prolific from set pieces had a corner cleared by Bonagee center-half Dylan O’Brien (Dobby) to full back David Smith who passed to Jonathan Coady in the center who laid off for Ellison who slipped it through to Murphy , he returned the ball to Coady who duly placed it in the top corner. 5-1. The goal of the match and typical of the football Bonagee have aspired to all season.Kilmacrennan Celtic battled all the wayThe ref awarded another rare free kick in a game he allowed to flow at every opportunity. Kilmac, always a serious threat from set pieces, managed to pull a goal back from the accomplished Steven Black.However Bonagee’s dominance was restored when Jazzer got a toe to a mix-up in the box to lose his status as the only member of the squad not to score this season. The biggest cheer of the night was reserved for the arrival of substitute Michaela Carolan (Manager Brendan’s Daughter).Peter Carr finished the scoring after good work from Ellison and Josh McCullogh to make it 7-2, a remarkable scoreline in a final despite Kilmac missing their first choice Keeper. Brendan’s Bats have now completed an historic League and Cup Double, a feat never before achieved by Bonagee Utd. The game ended with Joint Captains Ellison and Martin inviting their team-mate Dean Adams to accept the cup with them. Daragh then thanked Kilmac for a good match and congratulated them on their Champions League Win in a gracious and heartfelt speech.Linesmen : James Malseed and Marty McGarrigleMan of the match : Daragh EllisonBonagee : Team Effort Kilmacrennann : Steven Black, Keelin Gallagher, Mark Gallagher and DamienEganBonageebUtd;• Daragh Ellision (Joint Captain)• Jason Martin (Joint Captain)• Dean Adams• Jack Murphy• Michaela Carolan• David Smith• Jonathan Coady• Dylan O’Brien• Dylan Doogan• Ronan Coady• Oisin Farren• Joe Harkin• Adam Murphy• Jordan Nugent• Peter Carr• Josh Mc CullaghKIlmacrenan• Keelin Gallagher• Steven Black• Conor Black• Ryan McFadden• Conor McFadden• Bobby McGettigan• Mark Gallagher• Jamie Grant• Steve McDaid• Damien Egan• Aaron Reid• Conor Cassidy• Jack AlcornSOCCER – BONAGEE UTD WIN HISTORIC DOUBLE was last modified: June 1st, 2013 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:BONAGEE UTDKIlmacrennan Celticlast_img read more

Olympian YAC athletes perform well at All-Ireland Cross-Country Championships

first_imgOlympian YAC’s contested the All Ireland Cross Country Championships at the National Sports Campus, Abbotstown, Dublin on Sunday past. With two athletes, Boyd Russell and Nuala Bose, representing their club and county, pitted themselves against the best runners in the country in their first ever Cross Country race at an All Ireland level.It was always going to be tough race for all involved but both athletes equipped themselves more than adequately and certainly relished the challenge. Boyd Russell, competing in an age group above himself, showed great guts and determination to finish in an extremely impressive 22nd place overall.What was even more impressive was that Boyd was also the 2nd counter for the Donegal county team that came 3rd overall, hence securing himself his first and a well deserved Bronze All-Ireland Cross Country Championships medal! A fantastic achievement to top off a wonderful cross country season for him so far.Nuala Bose, as always competed with great heart and determination. Nuala, also competed in an age group above herself and finished a very creditable 116 out of massive field of 166.Both athletes should be very proud of their achievements as all at the club certainly are ! Well done again guys! All that hard training is paying off so keep up the great work! PADDY’S ONE YEAR ANNIVERSARY It is hard to believe that it has been a full year since the passing of our late and great club leader Paddy O’ Donnell.Paddy had been a stalwart of athletics within Derry for the past 35 years. He coached many many athletes to Ulster, N.Ireland, All Ireland and International honours and was in our eyes the most talented coach that Derry and Ireland has, and will ever likely see.We know this because Paddy devoted his life to volunteering in athletics, and not just coaching or officiating, but nurturing and truly and genuinely caring that every individual not only developed as athletes, but more importantly as people as well. We miss him as “Mr Athletics”, the best coach in the land. But we miss him even more as just Paddy. Always singing, always joking. He was a true gentleman who touched the hearts of many people, and we are all the more richer for it.Paddy’s Anniversary mass will be held in St Joseph’s church, Galliagh, Derry Monday 5th December at 7:30pm. All are very welcome. Olympian YAC athletes perform well at All-Ireland Cross-Country Championships was last modified: December 2nd, 2016 by Chris McNultyShare 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:Boyd RussellglenswillyNuala BoseOlympian YAClast_img read more

INCREDIBLE JOHNNY CASH TRIBUTE SHOW COMING TO HARVEY’S POINT

first_imgHE may have gone to the great big country festival in the sky, but Johnny Cash fans can get a taste of the man and his music when a top-rated tribute act comes to Harvey’s Point Hotel on Friday, August 30.The JP MAC – Johnny Cash Tribute Show has been hailed the greatest and most exciting Johnny Cash Tribute in the UK and Ireland by fans and club owners alike.Now with a fantastic live and energetic six piece band, including the award winning JP Mac as Johnny Cash, who’s baritone voice and tone is scarily uncanny to the Man in Black’s himself. JP is then accompanied by his sister Caroline Parker, who takes on the role as June Carter with her larger than life onstage presence and fantastic voice.The combination of the two and their fantastic band are wowing audiences all over. They have been playing in clubs, festivals, cabarets, hotels and theatres throughout the north and the south of Ireland and the UK for the past 5 years, while also having appeared on various radio slots nationally and internationally.An official accolade of support was also made from Johnny Cash’s very own Drummer of near 40 years W.S (Fluke) Holland, who regarded JP’s tracks as ‘quite amazing’ on his radio show in Tennessee just last year.The show is currently playing to sell out audiences all over the UK and Ireland including Belfast’s Crumlin Road Gaol! If you go along to the shows you will hear all the classics, ‘Folsom Prison Blues’, ‘Get Rhythm’, ‘ Walk the Line’, ‘Hurt’ and of course the duo hit ‘Jackson’ which the pair have just recorded and is currently getting airplay throughout Ireland. If you’re a real Johnny Cash and June Carter fan, you cannot afford to miss this spectacular show.For further details please call 074 9722208 or email stay@harveyspoint.com. Tickets are priced at €12. INCREDIBLE JOHNNY CASH TRIBUTE SHOW COMING TO HARVEY’S POINT was last modified: August 7th, 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:INCREDIBLE JOHNNY CASH TRIBUTE SHOW COMING TO HARVEY’S POINTlast_img read more

President Museveni promises Cranes UGX 3.7b

first_img Tags: AFCON 2019Emmanuel OkwiFUFApatrick kadduPresident MusevenitopUganda Cranes President Museveni with the Cranes at Entebbe on Monday, June 8th 2019. (PHOTOS/FUFA)ENTEBBE – Like it has become the norm, the Uganda Men’s football national team, the Cranes continues to impress HE President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni.The president of Uganda once again treated the team to an outing at his residence in Entebbe, hours after they returned from the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt.The president who was full of praise for the Cranes hosted them on Monday, June 8th, congratulating the team on their success in Egypt.“I congratulate you although you didn’t win all the games, you achieved some reasonable success. Said Mr. Museveni.“I don’t know how Senegal got that one goal, because i can see you are all fit and young.Like so many Ugandans back at home, president was following proceedings closely and promised the Cranes $1m for reaching the round of 16.“I will work with government to organize USD 1 million to distribute among the players and the officials. Although officials will not get as much as the players.” Continued Mr. Museveni.President Museveni speaking to the Cranes on Monday.The money is set to be shared among the players and support staff that was in Egypt for the 32nd edition of AFCON.Uganda impressed at the finals which started on Friday, June 21st.Their opening game saw the Cranes defeat DR Congo 2-0 on Saturday, June 22nd. Emmanuel Okwi and Patrick Kaddu scored the two goals with each coming in either half.In their second encounter, the Cranes drew 1-1 with Zimbabwe in a game that saw Okwi temporarily give the Cranes a 12th minute lead.Their final group game was against the hosts-Egypt and the Cranes lost it 0-2.After the three group games, Uganda progressed to the round of 16 after finishing second in the group with 4 points, 5 behind leaders Egypt.However, before the round of 16 clash with Senegal, the team held a stand-off, refusing to train on Tuesday last week as they demanded for $6000, they claimed FUFA owed them.The matter was eventually solved with the Federation bowing down to the players demands.In their round of 16 clash with the Lions of Teranga, the Cranes would lose 0-1 to exit the competition.However, in reaching the last 16, the Cranes had made history, reaching the knockout stages of the competition for the first time in 41 years, since losing the final to Ghana in 1978.The Uganda Cranes team that took part in the 2019 AFCONGoalkeepersDenis Onyango (Mamelodi Sundowns, South Africa), Jamal Salim (Al Hilal-Sudan), Robert Odongkara (Adama City, Ethiopia)DefendersNico Wakiro Wadada (Azam, Tanzania), Brian Ronald Ddungu Mukiibi (Ostersunds, Sweden), Murushid Jjuuko (Simba, Tanzania), Bevis Mugabi (Yeovil Town, England), Isaac Muleme (FK Viktoria Zizkov, Czech Republic), Hassan Wasswa Mawanda (Un attached), Joseph Ochaya (TP Mazembe, DR Congo), Timothy Denis Awanyi (KCCA FC, Uganda), Godfrey Walusimbi (Un-attached)MidfieldersMike Azira (Montreal Impact, Canada), Allan Kateregga (Maritzburg, South Africa), William Kizito Luwagga (Shakhter Karagandy, Kazakhstan), Khalid Aucho (Church Hill Brothers, India), Faruku Miya (HNK Gorica, Croatia), Abdul Lumala (Syrianska, Sweden), Tadeo Lwanga (Vipers SC-Uganda)StrikersPatrick Henry Kaddu (KCCA FC, Uganda), Derrick Nsibambi (Smouha, Egypt), Allan Kyambadde (KCCA FC Uganda), Emmanuel Arnold Okwi (Simba, Tanzania)Comments last_img read more

Donegal Tourism sector on board as ‘Donegal Connect’ countdown begins

first_imgThe new Donegal Connect initiative has been given a huge boost with a fantastic special offer from Aer Lingus where customers flying from the US and concluding their journey at Donegal Airport can avail of special offers using the ‘Donegal19’ promo code.The 10 day celebration of all things Donegal is set to take place this Autumn from 27 September to 6 October and in addition to this special offer from Aer Lingus, a range of Donegal hotels are offering various discounts and special packages linked to the Donegal celebrations.A comprehensive list of all these offers will be available to view on http://www.donegalconnect.com from May 1st. Speaking this week Garry Martin, Director of Service with Donegal County Council, said he was delighted with the offer being put forward by Aer Lingus as this is another opportunity for people with a connection to Donegal to come home for the 10 day celebration.“We are delighted to have Aer Lingus on board with the Donegal Connect initiative and we are working with other providers to put in place special offers for accommodation, car hire and travel itineraries. We will be promoting these on www.donegalconnect.com as these become available”.This special offer will see US based customers being offered $100 off return economy or $200 off return business flights with half discount applying on one ways in both economy & business for travel dates from 9 September to 27 October 2019 but bookings must be made before the 30 June 2019 using the promo code ‘Donegal19’.A marketing drive to highlight the range of offers is to take place in the USA this May as a Donegal Trade Team will be embarking on a whistle stop tour of US cities with strong affiliations to the county. These will include two events in Philadelphia on the 15th & 16th May; one in Boston on 17th May; while the 18th & 19th May will see events in two separate locations in New York. The precise locations and times of these events will be announced in the coming weeks on http://www.donegalconnect.comThe 10 day celebration, which is about enticing those with an affinity for Donegal to come back to experience what the county has to offer, promises to have something for everyone including a strong focus on food, genealogy, culture, heritage, sport and music and in particular on employment and business development opportunities.Garry Martin explains “highlighting business development and career opportunities in Donegal is an important part of Donegal Connect which will include business networking events and seminars, a careers symposium and workshops on the practicalities of re-locating or returning to Donegal as well as a series of events showcasing the superb quality of life opportunities on offer”.The initiative is being delivered by Donegal County Council through the Donegal Diaspora Project working with a range of public and private sector organisations including IDA, LYIT, Údarás na Gaeltachta and some of the largest private sector employers in the county including Pramerica, Randox and Abbotts Diabetes Care.Donegal Tourism sector on board as ‘Donegal Connect’ countdown begins was last modified: April 25th, 2019 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