The FEF proposal: respect, alternatives and few followers

first_imgFor its part, after the meeting held between the clubs of La Rioja have reached a common determination that has not yet been considered. They are directly committed to suppressing the Single Seat Playoff and that the best classifieds of the regular season rise directly. In Catalonia, on the contrary, they do support the qualifying rounds, but not in the conventional way, but with the inclusion of eight teams per group. Lleida even threatens to take legal action if a fair measure for all is not adopted.Teams in danger: respect and supportOne of the most controversial decisions in the FEF proposal is the suppression of declines. In this way, success is rewarded, but failure is not punished by not being able to follow the season at a current pace. For example, Hercules and Orihuela They have given their version in AS and both are among the closest to the innovative measure still under debate. “The teams that are in decline will be happy. I think this measure is to keep 70% or 80% of people happy“says Chechu Flores, one of the captains of Orihuela. Luis Rubiales will meet next week with the territorial federations to discuss the Playoff model in Second Division B and Third after proposing the end of the regular season and the suppression of declines in non-professional soccer. The measure, first, is favorable for many clubs, who save the category and have access to the promotion dispute without the need to dispute the pending days. However, there are many voices that have positioned themselves against the measure and few have been in favor. Other territories, without giving their vision, confirm that they will accept the decision made by the federative organism.Starting from a practical analysis, teams such as Castellón or the Logroñés they are one of the great beneficiaries of this. Both lead the classification of their Second B groups and they would have, a priori, a double chance for promotion. It also comes to them ‘free’, since they could lose that favorable condition in the remaining days. However, surprisingly they have publicly positioned themselves against the measure proposed by the FEF. “If the competition can be resumed, we do not understand that some teams play and others do not. We should finish the season, regardless of the dates, “sources from Castellón explain to AS.Logroñés follows the same line: “We are absolutely against this approach and a position that is taken in an improvised way, without giving concrete details and totally out of time in the situation the country is in. “Juanjo Guerreros, club manager and spokesperson in this situation, also dropped the possibility of creating an intermediate category between Second and Second B , so as not to destroy the professionalism of the division with the introduction of more new equipment. This line is also defended by Badajoz, in Playoff positions. Its president, Joaquín Parra, assured in El Larguero that a day before the proposal, Rubiales had guaranteed him that the competition would continue.Castellón & nbsp; (Twitter) ‘); return false; “class =” item-multimedia “>Castellón leads its group in Second Division B.Castellón (Twitter) Quique Hernández, president, acts as spokesman for Hercules: “Health is the most important thing at the moment. Any measure that is taken will have its victims and it is a very complex decision. Perhaps this decision is the least bad of all“Their vision shows a pattern: the teams in danger show respect for the decision made from Las Rozas and, at times, support it. El Arenas, also in decline, takes it “as if God and the Virgin of Begoña had come”. Many others, such as those involved in ‘the miracles of the Third’, have not publicly positioned themselves on this issue.ProLiga represents the clubsProLiga ‘); return false; “class =” item-multimedia “>David Jiménez, president of ProLiga.ProLigacenter_img David JiménezAs president of the organization representing about 240 clubs between Segunda B and Tercera, he gave an interview at AS to show the general vision that exists around this issue. “Honestly, at the moment we are in, it is impossible to make a proposal that everyone likes.“He explains, and then explains what opinion groups exist:” Those who were lower seemed good to avoid relegation and those who were higher seemed good, although with the uncertainty of what that playoff would be like. But there are teams that are fifth and complain that they could have ended up in promotion positions. Some would see it fairer than the classification taken into account is that of the first round. “Caution before resolutionNext week there will be a meeting to adopt the final resolution. So far, everything discussed is nothing more than a draft and although it has been confirmed that there are no decreases, the competition model from now on is still under debate. Therefore, it is early to venture to present a critical voice or public support. It happens, for example, in the Canary group, where not all those involved in the upper part of the classification add up to the same games played. That is why their clubs keep their distance awaiting a difficult decision.Some advocate for the point coefficient, others for the first round, and others prefer that the Playoff include everyone involved. This setback, in fact, not only affects the Canary group, but also XIV, VIII, XVII and XVIII, although the islands have the most peculiar case. All the specific circumstances will be discussed in the talk by Luis Rubiales with the different territories.In addition to the problems mentioned, the format remains undefined. At this time a territorial promotion in Tercera gains strength with single match crosses between the first four, although the leaders spread a direct promotion for the first ones and opportunities for the fifth, sixth and seventh of the leaderboards. It will also be in question at the next conference. In Second B, except for surprise, it will seek to gather the 16 in neutral headquarters with a conventional format: double chance for the leaders and the only exception to change the round trip for a single match.The Catalan Federation stands up for itselfAfter the meeting held by the eleven Catalan Second B clubs with the territorial one, there is only one evidence: common agreement for the suppression of the declines, although there are different views on the new format. However, each entity has its position on the Playoff and is not in line with that of the FEF. “We cannot accept in any way the letter sent to us by the Spanish Football Federation. Either we can all play soccer or no one can. Lleida defends ending the competition until the last moment, “he says. Albert Esteve, from Lleida, who advocates a cross of eight teams and even threatens to take legal action to defend their rights. It is just one more voice among the hundreds that day by day value the future of non-professional football. The answers, next week.last_img read more

Branislav satisfied with Foton’s bronze finish

first_imgOSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene South Korea edges North Korea 1-0 at East Asian Championship It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netSerbian coach Moro Branislav is pleased with Foton’s campaign despite falling short in retaining the Philippine Superliga Grand Prix title.The Tornadoes headed into the tournament as the reigning back-to-back champions. They finished with a 7-1 record but slipped to No. 3 behind top seed F2 Logistics and Petron due to inferior quotient.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next 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 View comments Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ setcenter_img “[I’m] satisfied. You can’t be first every time,” said Branislav on Saturday.“It’s okay. We still finished in the podium. Sometimes you win, sometimes you don’t.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSBrian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defenseFoton’s only loss in the elimination round was against Petron in four sets.The Tornadoes lost to the Blaze Spikers again in the semifinals before they salvaged third place after shutting out Cocolife. LATEST STORIES MOST READ Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales?last_img read more

Fort St. John and District Chamber of Commerce met with Minister on Caribou Recovery Plan

first_imgVICTORIA, B.C. – The Fort St. John and District Chamber of Commerce met with Doug Donaldson, Minister of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations, and Rural Development.The FSJ Chamber along with the BC Chamber and 10 chambers from the North, Okanagan, and Kootenays met with the Minister to discuss concerns related to the Federal Species at Risk Act’s Section 11 Mountain Caribou Recovery Plan. In attendance was Cheryl Montgomery from the Fort St. John and District Chamber of Commerce to ensure recommendations regarding the socio-economic impact that involves all industry sections including forestry, oil and gas, recreation, indigenous and community are being met through the section 11 criteria. – Advertisement -“It is an incredible opportunity to be able to have time with Minister Donaldson and ensure our voice is being heard on behalf of our members and the region of Fort St. John as a whole. My hope is that having a very large provincial voice in the BC Chamber of Commerce and all of its members will provide clarity to the minister about how important this issue is to our businesses and our local industries.” Says Executive Director of the FSJ and District Chamber of Commerce. Per the BC Chamber adopted policies on the matter, the consortium addressed: The need for more fulsome (and broad) engagement moving forward with Indigenous nations, local governments, industry and communities The necessity of substantial and timely socio-economic impact assessments in areas that may be affected by any management measures intended to help the caribou recover Montgomery shares, their messages were received by the minister, and the group felt optimistic that meaningful action will be taken in the weeks and months ahead to address the concerns. Advertisement According to Montgomery, the Minister stated he appreciates that chambers remain committed “support” organizations on the ground when it comes to enabling deeper consultations moving forward. “Our network will continue to focus on strategies that protect both our iconic caribou and thriving local economies and communities,” says Val Litwin, CEO of the BC Chamber of Commerce. “The BC Chamber and our member chambers look forward to continuing to work with the Province on this important file,” Chambers in attendance included: Dawson Creek, Revelstoke, Fort Nelson, Chetwynd, Sicamous, Prince George, Fort St. John, Tumbler Ridge. (Attending remotely were: Nakusp, Kelowna & Mackenzie)last_img read more

DONEGAL LEAGUE – ALL THE REPORTS, RESULTS AND FIXTURES

first_imgDONEGAL JUNIOR LEAGUESUNDAY REPORTS Brian Mc Cormick – Area FinalsDunkineely Celtic 3 Copany Rovers 0Dunkineely continued their good start to the season with victory in the Donegal Town Area Final of The Brian Mc Cormick Cup. Copany began this game very well and had all the early possession and pressure. They found it very difficult to create any clear openings against a home defence well marshalled by Shane Mc Whinnie and Paul Mc Geoghan. David Graham was a constant threat for Copany on the left wing and his deliveries into the box gave Dunkineely plenty to think about. The first clear chance of the game fell to Dunkineely after 10 minutes when Andrew Mackey was put through by Adrian Nesbitt but he pulled his shot wide. Copany kept working hard and forced a number of corners but could not find the target. On 26 minutes Adrian Nesbitt saw his shot well saved by William Given in the Copany goal and he then hit the post with the rebound. Nesbitt made up for this miss two minutes later when he broke into the box from the left and his low shot beat the keeper at the near post. Andrew Mackey came close for Dunkineely with a shot on 30 minutes and a header on 43 minutes. The second half started as the first did with Copany putting the home side under some pressure. Thomas Given had a header from close range well saved by John Mc Mullin on 57 minutes. Dunkineely survived this pressure and doubled their lead on the hour mark when Alan Lyons found Andrew Mackey, with a great pass out of defence, and he ran through to beat the keeper from 10 yards. Copany fought back and Shane Harron saw his header come back of the bar. Despite their best efforts Copany could not get the goal that would have put them back in the game. Dunkineely squandered a number of good chances before Andrew Mackey finished the scoring with a tremendous shot from 25 yards which gave the keeper no chance.A deserved victory for Dunkineely but a great effort from Copany Rovers and their Mc Cormick Cup efforts will stand them well for the coming season.Rathmullan Celtic 3 Milford United 3(4-4 a.e.t. Milford won 4-2 on penalties)Milford United edged out defending Cup holders Rathmullan Celtic in the Area Shield Final of the Brian McCormick Cup after an exhilarating eight goal thriller at the Flagpole. Manus Boyce scored the all important spot kick to give Milford United a 4-2 triumph and secure a place in the semi-finals of the tournament in March.This local derby served up a Sunday sizzler of an Area Final in front of a two hundred strong attendance at the Seaside town, sharing eight goals after extra time after both sides were inseparable at 3-3 after the regulation 90 minutes.It was Paddy Sheridan and Paddy Burger Patton’s Rathmullan side that took the early advantage after six minutes when Kevin Mc Carry showed great composure in front of goal to beat Caolan Mc Gettigan inside the area after Dara Patton sent the winger through with a defence splitting lob from midfield. However former Fanad United striker PJ Hagan equalised proceedings for the Swans on 16 minutes with a scintillating strike into the top corner from 18 yards following a cross from the left wing from Darren McLaughlin. The Hoops almost edged ahead with the very next attack following their centre with man of the match Eamonn Sheridan setting Paddy Craig Sheridan through on the left side, but the winger was denied by a superb reflex save from Mc Gettigan in goals.The Seasiders pressed to regain the lead and duly did so on 35 minutes when Eoin Sheridan crossed to new signing Leonard Boyce inside the area and the striker tucked his strike into the bottom left corner. Yet again Milford responded and just on the stroke of half time Jimmy Heena took full advantage of a goal mouth scramble, following a corner, to strike low inside the six yard box and leave the derby tied at 2-2 at half time.Niall Doherty was brought down inside the Milford box on 50 minutes and striker Eamonn Sheridan was calmness personified from the resulting spot kick to give the Hoops the lead for the third time in the match. Former Hoops midfielder Johnny Sweeney thought he had equalised for United on 58 minutes after unleashing a venomous strike from 30 yards which saw Rathmullan keeper Ian Strain produce a finger tip save to deny the midfielder.Noel Gillespie and Peter Doherty’s Swans began adopting the Giovanni Trapattoni long ball game as the visitors heaped pressure on the Seasider’s defence and left winger Darren McLaughlin saw his strike come off the inside of Strain’s right hand post on 75 minutes. The Hoops were unlucky not to extend their lead on 85 minutes after Ryan Connolly was denied by another fine reflex save from Mc Gettigan. As the final whistle beckoned Darren Mc Loughlin popped up inside the area on 88 minutes to finish clinically and force the epic final into extra time. The Seasiders took the lead for the fourth time of the afternoon when Eamonn Sheridan scored an exceptional goal from 20 yards out at an almost impossible angle. Once again Connolly was denied by a fine save from Mc Gettigan on 97 minutes as the Hoops pressed to close out the contest. The Swans pressed for an equaliser in the second period of extra time and just when it seemed it was beyond them, Mark ‘Spike’ Flood rose highest at the back post to score an unstoppable header in the dying seconds of extra time following a corner from McLaughlin to snatch a dramatic equaliser and force the dreaded penalty shoot out to decide the derby finale.From the ensuing spot kicks, Milford advanced following Mc Gettigan’s heroics in goal and centre half Manus Boyce scored the winning penalty to give Gillespie and Doherty’s troops a 4-2 win in the shoot-out which sees them advance to the last four of the Brain McCormick Cup next March. Eamonn Sheridan had a stormer for the Seasiders with two goals and a composed performance up front while Milford’s never say die attitude saw them equalise four times and shade a classic derby after penalties after a dramatic eight goal thriller after 110 minutes of pulsating football.Referee: Patrick DuffyKeadue Rovers 1 Glenea United 2Glenea United emerged victorious in the Gweedore Area Final after this tight and entertaining affair at Central Park. In what were ideal conditions for football it was Glenea who started the stronger moving the ball about at pace and using the wings well. After weathering the initial ten minutes Keadue came more into the game and Donal Rodgers did well holding the ball and shooting on the turn, but the shot was saved by Joe Coll. With the home side now doing well the best chance of the game came in the twenty second minute. Following some good work down the left by Adam Neely and Ryan Greene it was Martin Redmond who had a great chance from close range but it was saved again by Joe Coll. However by the twenty eighth minute it was 1-0 to the home side when Ryan Greene picked up a pass outside the area, avoided a tackle, and unleashed a fine effort to the left hand corner of the net. Glenea responded very well to this setback and within a few minutes Michael Barry did well to get a shot in but it was saved by Ciaran Sharkey in the Keadue goal. They followed this up with a succession of corners and it came as no surprise when they equalised on forty one minutes. From a Glenea throw in they won a penalty following a foul just inside the box and up stepped Padraig McGee to confidently convert to make it 1-1 and it stayed that way until half time. At the start of the second half Keadue were forced into a substitution when right back Ryan Rodgers went off injuired forcing a bit of a re-shuffle to the home team. Against the run of play it was Glenea who went ahead on fifty two minutes. Another penalty was awarded and again Padraig McGee slotted home. Keadue responded well and following a good move on the hour Adrian Hanlon hit a firm shot just wide. Glenea striker Ryan McFadden was proving dangerous and shot narrowly wide soon after and Keadue’s Martin Redmond had a half decent effort go just over the bar as the game went from end to end. In the last twenty minutes however Glenea were getting more possession around midfield and generally were on top It was Glenea’s Michael Barry who came closest to scoring in the eighty third minute when his header from a good cross skimmed the crossbar. Glenea were proving just that little bit stronger and more experienced in the second half and held on for a hard fought but deserved victory. They were presented with the Gweedore Area Shield of the Brian McCormick Cup by Nigel Ferry of the Donegal League afterwards. A good competitive encounter with Keadue, despite being a division below Glenea proving a match for them and hopefully will have a good season ahead in Division 1 of the League while Glenea will be certainly in the running for the Premier Division title.Best for Glenea were Kevin McFadden, Padraig McGee and Ryan McFadden while best for Keadue were Ryan Greene, Paul Ferry and Adam Neely. Referee: Ed Moore.Castlefin Celtic 3 Drumoghill F.C. 2Drumoghill took the lead in the 12th minute after a mix up in the Castlefin defence saw the ball come across the box to Liam O’ Donnell who scored.Kevin Kelly could have made it two from the edge of the box but his shot went over the bar. Brian Coll was in top form in the Drumoghill defence. Kelly had another chance to double the lead but his shot was straight at Castlefin keeper Paul Lafferty.JP Malley should have equalised on 30 minutes but quick thinking from the Drumoghill defence saw his effort cleared off the line. PJ Mc Menamin then had a great effort from 30 yards saved by the Drumoghill keeper Greg Regan. Both midfields were playing well with Mark Carlin causing problems for the visitors.Castlefin started the brighter in the second half with the Drumoghill keeper Regan making three good saves.Kevin Kelly made it two nil to Drumoghill early in the second half. Despite being 2 down Castlefin never gave up and kept at the Drumoghill defence. Lack of communication in the Castlefin defence let Drumoghill in again but excellent work from Ciaran Brennan saw him clear of the line.Castlefin’s hard work was rewarded when Colin Carlin found Ronan Tourish on the edge of the box in the 74th minute for Tourish to find the far corner and make it 2-1. Castlefin kept the pressure on with Greg Regan making a great save to deny JP Malley.In the 83rd minute Castlefin found the equalizer when Drumoghill failed to clear a corner and PJ Mc Menamin found Colin Carlin who beat the keeper and tapped home from close range. With seven minutes remaining, as the big crowd was looking to extra-time, Ronan Tourish won a free kick. PJ Mc Menamin stepped up to hit the free and scored from 30 yards out to win the game FOR Castlefin Celtic. Referee: Kevin Logue. Best for Castlefin: Damien Mc Anenny, PJ Mc Menamin and Colin Carlin. Best for Drumoghill: Kevin Kelly and Greg ReganDONEGAL JUNIOR LEAGUESATURDAY REPORTSTUESDAY 03-09-2013Brian Mc Cormick CupMulroy Celtic 0 Bonagee United 4Bonagee travelled to Fanad for the final Brian Mc Cormick Cup Group match and left with their tails up after sweeping the home team aside. They took the lead through Karl Duggan who followed in a loose ball to head home. Soon after their frontman turned the Mulroy defence and dispatched a fine strike to the top corner. The home side offered very little and struggled to get a foothold in the game. Three and four followed in a second half which the away side held possession for long periods. Mulroy fashioned a few half chances when they brought on Talbot. Strong team performance from Bonagee United. Andrew Friel served Mulroy Celtic well.THURSDAY 05-09-2013Donegal Area – Group 2St. Catherines 0 Copany Rovers 2 a.e.t.St Catherine’s and Copany Rovers went head to head for a place in the Donegal area final.The game started slowly with both sides sloppy in possession but after 20 minutes both sides started to find their stride getting into good positions but the final ball letting both sides down. It remained 0-0 until halftime.Copany came out determined for the second half and started to create a few clear cut chances with Thomas Given and Callum Gallagher going close. On 75 minutes Marty Mc Grath got on the end of a David Graham cross but he hit the bar and five minutes later David Graham hit the post. St. Catherines couldn’t break the deadlock either so the match went to extra time.Copany again started sprightly and were rewarded with two quick goals one from the impressive Calum Gallagher and the second from David Graham. That’s how it finished 2-0 a.e.t. to Copany.SATURDAY 07-09-2013Old Orchard Saturday Division OneSt. Catherines Reserves 2 Castlefin Celtic Reserves 2Glenea United Reserves 0 Erne Wanderers 2It wintry conditions it was the league champions who took home all three points. Playing with the elements to their back in the first half Erne had most of the possession but were unable to create any clear cut chances until the 37th minute when Stephen Curneen headed home at the near post. Into the 2nd half and it was the home side who took control of the game but, like Erne in the opening period, they were unable to create any clear cut chances and were made to pay on 70 minutes when Mark Dorrian cooly slotted home. Glenea pushed hard to get back into the game but were denied by a couple of good saves from the Erne keeper. Credit to both sets of players in what were difficult conditions.Mulroy Celtic 3 Ramelton Mariners 2Played in monsoon conditions Mulroy claimed three valuable early season points. They took the lead inside five minutes when Enda Coll stepped inside two men and dispatched a great shot inside the near post. Against a very strong wind the away side played some good football and it paid off when they equalised after a badly defended corner. Mulroy continued to press and should have regained the lead when Packie rounded the keeper only for a last ditch tackle to save the keeper’s blushes. The conditions improved for the second half and it was the home side who took the lead again through Seamus Coyle who raced clear and finished clinically. They doubled their lead soon after when Coyle let fly from the edge of the area and a sizeable deflection took the ball over the keeper. Ramelton pulled a goal back with fifteen minutes left on the clock when they chipped the keeper. Mulroy held out for a hard fought win. Excellent team performance from the home side while Mariners were served well by Gibby and Giles.Glencar Inn Saturday Division TwoKeadue Rovers Reserves Arranmore UnitedMatch AbandonedMilford United Reserves Strand RoversMatch AbandonedDonegal Town Reserves 6 Cranford United Reserves 5Donegal Town came out on top in this extraordinary game which saw six goals scored inside the first sixteen minutes of play. Cranford three times took the lead but were pegged back on each occasion by a stubborn Donegal outfit. Buchanan put Cranford in front with a tidy finish at the near post. Donegal equalised straight from kick off when Paul Gerard Duncan was put through and he finished superbly. A Ben Mc Bride penalty was then cancelled out when Gary Harron struck a fine first time shot from outside the area. Paddy Doohan flicked home a near post corner shortly after but yet again Donegal came back when David Bustard headed home to make it 3-3 to cap of an incredible first sixteen minutes. Cranford went in ahead at the break through Paddy Doohan’s strike. After the break Donegal were much more composed and played some good football at times. Paul Gerard Duncan slipped the ball to David Harron out wide and his cross was met by David Bustard to level things up once again. Bustard then headed Donegal in front after he pounced on a mix up in the Cranford defence. With the game now in the balance Cranford broke the offside trap and Brendan Giles squared things up with ten minutes to go. Both teams pushed forward in search of a winner and Donegal made the crucial breakthrough when their star performer David Harron headed home a Ciarán O’Reilly cross. A thoroughly entertaining game which was played in a sporting manner. Best performers on the day for Donegal were the front pairing of David Harron and David Bustard along with Padhraic Mc Glynn in the centre of midfield. Overall a quality team performance from Cranford.Tullyvinney Rovers 0 Gweedore United Reserves 5This first day of the new League season saw this match reversed to Carrickboyle and the Gweedore side took full advantage. Tullyvinney with the aid of the strong wind, in the opening half, pressed the United defence and created half chances through Adam Gardener and Dennis Mc Bride. They found it difficult to break down the Gweedore back four. The home side looked dangerous on the break and in the 35th minute Sean Paul Mc Fadden broke the deadlock when he finished well past Michael Shields following a good through pass from Stephen O’ Donnell. In the second half the home side had the aid of the strong breeze and went two up in the 46th minute when Sean Paul Mc Fadden got his second with a good free kick from 20 yards. In the 52nd minute Ciaran Cannon made it three when he finished well having spotted Shields off his line. In the 72nd minute Mc Mahon got his hat-trick and United’s 4th when his pace took him past two defenders to finish well. United made it five in the 85th minute with Stephen O’ Donnell finishing well. In difficult weather conditions both teams delivered good performances with Sean Paul Mc Mahon deserving of his hat-trick on the day.Curragh Athletic Reserves 3 Glenree United Reserves 2Curragh Athletic Reserves got their new Saturday League campaign underway with a victory over Glenree United Reserves. Glenree opened the scoring on seventeen minutes through Declan Nelis. Curragh equalised following a good move resulting in Shane Elliot being brought down for a penalty. Young Justin Mc Bride stepped up and coolly scored past the Glenree stopper. Glenree went ahead again in the 52nd minute through Damian Nelis. Curragh again equalised in the 65th minute after good approach work from Burnsy who whipped in a cross and Shane Elliot beat the defender to head past the keeper. Curragh won the game in the 85th minute when a through ball from Marty Mc Laughlin found Gary Heeney who expertly drilled the ball over the advancing keeper. Curragh held on for a deserved victory. Referee: Barry HunterDONEGAL JUNIOR LEAGUERESULTSTUESDAY 03-09-2013Brian Mc Cormick CupMulroy Celtic 0 v`4 Bonagee UnitedTHURSDAY 05-09-2013Donegal Area – Group 2St. Catherines 0 v 2 a.e.t. Copany RoversSATURDAY 07-09-2013Old Orchard Saturday Division OneSt. Catherines Reserves 2 v 2 Castlefin Celtic ReservesGlenea United Reserves 0 v 2 Erne WanderersMulroy Celtic 3 v 2 Ramelton MarinersGlencar Inn Saturday Division TwoKeadue Rovers Reserves Av A Arranmore UnitedMilford United Reserves Av A Strand RoversDonegal Town Reserves 6 v 5 Cranford United ReservesTullyvinney Rovers 0 v 5 Gweedore United Reserves (Reversed)Curragh Athletic Reserves 3 v 2 Glenree United ReservesSUNDAY 08-09 2013Brian Mc Cormick – Area FinalsDunkineely Celtic 3 v 0 Copany RoversRathmullan Celtic 3 v 3 Milford United(4-4 aet Milford won 4-2 on penalties)Keadue Rovers 1 v 2 Glenea UnitedCastlefin Celtic 3 v 2 Drumoghill F.C.DONEGAL JUNIOR LEAGUEFIXTURESSATURDAY 14-09-2013 K.O. 2 p.m. (Unless Stated)Glencar Inn Saturday Division TwoMilford United Reserves v Cranford United ReservesStrand Rovers v Gweedore United ReservesDonegal Town Reserves v Glenree United ReservesCurragh Athletic Reserves v Keadue Rovers ReservesSUNDAY 15-09 2013 K.O. 2 p.m. (Unless Stated)FAI Junior CupErne Wanderers v Cockhill Celtic YouthsFintown Harps AFC v Ballybofey UnitedGlenea United v Illies CelticRaphoe Town v Ramelton MarinersCurragh Athletic v Bonagee UnitedGweedore United v Glenree UnitedCastlefin Celtic v Kilmacrennan CelticSuvtrus F.C. v Glencar CelticGweedore Celtic v Kerrykeel ’71 F.C.Drumoghill F.C. v Keadue RoversLagan Harps v Cappry RoversEany Celtic v Aileach F.C.Milford United v Cootehill HarpsLifford Celtic v Cranford UnitedWhitestrand United v Orchard F.C.Deele Harps v Clones TownTullyvinney Rovers v Buncrana HarpsDONEGAL LEAGUE – ALL THE REPORTS, RESULTS AND FIXTURES was last modified: September 8th, 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:Donegal LeaguefixturesreportsResultslast_img

BREAKING NEWS: JOHN DOWNEY CLEARED OF HYDE PARK BOMBING

first_imgMr Downey todayA man from Donegal accused of four murders in an IRA bombing will not be prosecuted because he received a previous guarantee he would not be taken to court.It follows a judge’s ruling that an official assurance given in error meant the suspect could not be prosecuted. John Downey, 62, who lives near Creeslough, was accused of bombing soldiers in Hyde Park in 1982.The decision may affect 187 “on-the-run” cases, of people wanted for alleged offences in the Troubles who received similar assurances.The public interest in preventing misconduct by the authorities outweighed the public interest in a trial, Mr Justice Sweeney had ruled.The Hyde Park attack killed Squadron Quartermaster Corporal Roy Bright, Lieutenant Anthony Daly, Trooper Simon Tipper and Lance Corporal Jeffrey Young on 20 July 1982.Mr Downey, who was convicted of IRA membership in the 1970s, had denied murdering the soldiers and conspiring to cause an explosion.He became Scotland Yard’s prime suspect for the Hyde Park attack – but he was never extradited from the Republic of Ireland. He was described in court as a committed supporter of the Northern Ireland peace process.In May 2013 he was arrested at Gatwick Airport while en route to Greece and charged with the murders and bomb attack. Mr Downey had travelled to the UK on four previous occasions since 2010.But over the course of legal argument, he asked the Old Bailey to halt the prosecution – saying he had received a clear written assurance from the government that he would not be tried.He cited an official letter he received in 2007 saying: “There are no warrants in existence, nor are you wanted in Northern Ireland for arrest, questioning or charging by police. The Police Service of Northern Ireland are not aware of any interest in you by any other police force.”He said his alleged offences had been categorised as one of the “on-the-run” cases that would no longer be pursued in the light of progress in the peace process.In his judgement halting the case, Mr Justice Sweeney said Mr Downey had received an assurance in 2007 that he would not face criminal charges, despite the fact that police in Northern Ireland knew he was still wanted by Scotland Yard. Although police soon realised they had made a mistake, the assurance was never withdrawn.The Crown Prosecution Service had argued that the assurance was given in error – but the judge said it amounted to a “catastrophic failure” that misled the defendant. A trial would therefore be an abuse of executive power.Sinn Fein has welcomed the decision.BREAKING NEWS: JOHN DOWNEY CLEARED OF HYDE PARK BOMBING was last modified: February 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:John Downeylast_img read more

A warm welcome for Tubs on wild Donegal visit – Picture Special

first_imgThe wet weather didn’t dampen the fun of Ryan Tubridy’s visit to Donegal today as part of his Wild Atlantic Way roadshow.The RTE Radio One presenter attracted crowds out to the Diamond in Donegal Town for a live broadcast from 9am-11am.Despite the rain, a mix of local people came out to visit the radio roadcaster and welcome Tubridy to town. Ryan Tubridy with the Grogan and Burns family at Donegal Castle. Photo- Clive Wasson.Eddie Gravan meets with Ryan Tubridy at the new Sliabh Liag centre . Photo- Clive Wasson.Failte Ireland Staff, Miriam Kennedy, Failte Ireland’s Head of the Wild Atlantic Way, John McGroary, Tour Guide and Joan Crawford, Joan Crawford, Wild Atlantic Way Manager, with Ryan Tubridy Sliabh Liag. Photo- Clive Wasson.Special guests on the programme included singer David James, Lynn and Rosy Temple from Magee of Donegal, Chef Finn Ni Fhaolain, businesswoman Deirdre McGlone of Harvey’s Point hotel, Dunfanaghy farmer Danielle Stewart, Bundoran tourism officer Shane Smith and author Catherine Doyle.Tubridy also took the opportunity to visit some of the Wild Atlantic Way highlights in Donegal on Sunday. He visited the Killybegs Seafood Shack for some of their famous scampi and chips. Then it was on to Teelin, where Tubs went out to sea on Paddy Byrne’s boat Nuala Star. The tour was short-lived, but the presenter was treated to a lively music session.Skipper, Paddy Byrne helps Ryan Tubridy get his fishing line sorted from Teelin Pier . Photo- Clive Wasson.Connie Byrne and Thomas Cunningham performing for Ryan Tubridy. Photo- Clive Wasson.Paddy Byrne takes his opportunity for a selfie with Ryan Tubridy Photo- Clive Wasson.Tubs admitted that he was taken aback by the impressive Sliabh Liag cliffs. This was his first visit to the South Donegal cliffs, and he was eager to recommend it to his listeners on Monday’s show. Ryan said: “In my ignorance, I wasn’t aware of it so it was great to go there. It is an amazing piece of Irish beauty on the Wild Atlantic Way that I think people down through the years, people tended to not go to that, they’d go back to the Cliffs of Moher and more familiar sights.“But this one, if you’re up this part of town, is just breathtaking.”Failte Ireland Staff, Miriam Kennedy, Failte Irelands Head of the Atlantic Way Joan Crawford and Gemma Flannagan with Ryan Tubridy at the new Sliabh Liag Centre. . Photo- Clive Wasson.Margaret Cunningham, Glencolmcille Folk Village and Ryan Tubridy at Sliabh Liag Photo- Clive Wasson.Tubridy’s tour is also documented on social media, where fans can follow ‘Tubs on the Wild Atlantic Way’ on Facebook and Twitter @wildatlanticway #wildatlanticway.A warm welcome for Tubs on wild Donegal visit – Picture Special was last modified: June 4th, 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) Tags:Donegal TownRyan TubridytourismWild Atlantic Waylast_img read more

Round-up: QPR eye Borysiuk and French duo, Wealdstone signing, Chelsea Ladies injuries

first_imgQPR are pursuing potential deals for a number of players as they prepare for next season.Rangers, still chasing Brentford’s Jake Bidwell and Huddersfield defender Joel Lynch, are interested in Legia Warsaw midfielder Ariel Borysiuk, West London Sport revealed on Thursday.And despite having an approach for Metz’s Yeni Ngbakoto rejected, Rangers are still hoping to sign the winger and Lille’s France Under-21 striker Sehrou Guirassy.Meanwhile, Wealdstone have made their fourth signing of the summer with the addition of former AFC Wimbledon midfielder Ricky Wellard.Chelsea Ladies duo Fran Kirby and Gilly Flaherty have withdrawn from the England squad for a double header against Serbia because of leg injuries.Kirby and Flaherty have been sidelinedIn cricket, there were no fireworks on his Middlesex debut from Brendon McCullum as Gloucestershire overhauled a target of 160 with a ball to spare in the gloom at Northwood.Ickenham’s Jordanne Whiley enjoyed a superb start to her French Open campaign as she beat the world number one in the wheelchair singles and later reached the doubles final.And in badminton, Feltham’s Rajiv Ouseph survived another tight tussle at the Indonesian Open as he edged out Wei Nan 11-21 26-24 21-15 in Thursday’s second round.Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

What did 49ers Shanahan like most from Mullens in OT win?

first_imgSANTA CLARA — Nick Mullens will finish out the season as the 49ers starting quarterback, further convincing Kyle Shanahan of that in Sunday’s overtime win over the Seattle Seahawks, a game the coach thought was Mullens’ masterpiece through six starts.The 49ers (4-10) close with their home finale Sunday against the Chicago Bears before a Dec. 30 visit to the NFC West-winning Los Angeles Rams.Mullens is 3-3 since replacing C.J. Beathard, who was 0-5 after Jimmy Garoppolo’s season-ending knee …last_img read more

Cellular Machines Work Like Cameras, Winches and Turboprops

first_imgThe discovery that cells are filled with molecular motors is one of the major achievements of late 20th-century molecular biology.  Biochemists routinely use the word “motor” when describing cellular processes, because, in fact, machines made of protein actually do use energy to perform work.  Now we have a new hybrid science – biophysics – that analyzes the kinetics of tiny machines that work just like human-sized ones, but at scales a billion times smaller.    The diversity of forms these motors take, and the efficiency of their operations, is really quite astonishing.  Here are just a few recent examples from the literature.Camera Iris:  One of the many gate motors in the cell membrane acts like a camera iris.  Biochemists in Scotland studied a mechanically sensitive channel named MscS in the E. coli bacterium.  At 3.45 angstrom resolution (a third of a billionth of a meter), they found that the protein coils in this channel, which opens in response to mechanical energy, twist in a way that opens and closes like the iris of your eye.  The motion breaks a vapor lock, they said; “This motion is akin to the opening of camera iris.”  The side chains move apart “in a manner reminiscent of the plates of a mechanical camera iris.”  In conclusion of their paper in Science,1 they said:The opening and closing of channels is central to biology, yet is still poorly understood at a molecular level.  The use of mutants with modified gating kinetics may prove a widely applicable approach to crystallize different channel conformations.  By combining functional data with an open structure of the MscS channel, we have described the transitions between closed and open forms that involve tilting and separation of the transmembrane helices reminiscent of a camera iris.Winch:  Like men pulling together, cell motors can team up to pull cargo along.  The two primary transport motor types, dynein and kinesin, actually “walk” step-by-step on filaments.  Like African women with baskets on their heads, these machines attach to vesicles and other cargo and carry them to their destinations.  Scientists are finding that more often than not they work in teams.    This is an active area of research with many questions.  William Hancock (Penn State) reviewed what is known in a Dispatch in Current Biology.2  He asked some of the questions: “how many motors need to be turned on or off to trigger directional switching?  And what sorts of regulation and cooperative interactions underlie the complex oscillations of chromosomes seen during metaphase?”  As if individual motors were not complex enough, he said, “While understanding the characteristics of the individual motors involved in these processes is important, there is clearly another level of complexity that needs to be considered when developing realistic physical models of these processes.”Flagellum motorboat:  Observers of the evolution controversy will immediately recognize the bacterial flagellum as the mascot of the intelligent design movement (02/10/2003, 07/11/2003, 10/27/2004).  Evolutionists are just as astonished with this outboard motor, present in one of the “simplest” forms of life, but continue to believe it evolved somehow.  An example is Dr. Flagellum himself, Howard Berg of Harvard (07/11/2003, 08/19/2005, 06/24/2008).  This man who knows the most about the physics of the flagellum published a handy-dandy Q&A article about the flagellum in the Aug. 26 issue of Current Biology.3    Some quick facts from his Quick Guide: It is “remarkably small rotary electric motor” with a drive shaft, rotor, stator, bushings, universal joint, mounting plate and switch complex.  It runs on proton motive force or sodium ions that come through the cell membrane through specialized channels.  It responds to chemical gradients with higher rotation.  “At high loads, eight or more force-generating elements are active, each generating the same torque.”  Some 20 protein parts make up the motor base, but many additional parts are involved during its construction.  The motor is built from the inside out with parts added in a strict sequence:There are a number of checks and balances in this process, the most dramatic of which involves an antibody-like factor that blocks expression of late genes, which encode the filament protein FliC, the Mot proteins A and B, and the various components of the chemotaxis pathway.  When motor assembly reaches the level of the hook, this factor is pumped out of the cell by the flagellar transport apparatus, relieving suppression of late-gene transcription.  At about the same time, the export apparatus switches from transport of components of the rod and hook to the hook-associated proteins and filament.  Ingenious mechanisms are involved in supplying raw material at the base of the motor, in rod and hook-length control, and in pumping hook and filament subunits through a 2 nm pore along the motor axis.  In Escherichia coli and Salmonella, the energy required for this export is supplied by an electrochemical proton gradient (protonmotive force).  Remarkably, the filament grows at its distal end.(Links to animations of this process can be found in the 11/02/2005 entry).  Berg continues: the motor can turn both directions, and stop in a millionth of a rotation.  It usually reverses direction once per second.  This allows the organism to alter direction quickly.  The viscosity the bacterium feels in water is similar to what you would feel swimming in molasses.  The propeller has variable pitch.  Rotation is likely driven by conformational changes of protein parts between the 26 units comprising the ring.  The flagellum usually spins at 100Hz (6,000 RPM), but can go 300Hz (18,000).  Flagella with sodium-ion drive can go five times faster (~100,000 RPM).    Berg did a little calculation of how much force the motor generates.  If ramped up to our scale, he said, it would be about 5 horsepower per pound – “That’s roughly the power per pound generated by a turboprop airplane engine.”  Unlike the airplane engine, though, the flagellum doesn’t get hot: “the motor is water-cooled and thermal diffusion is very efficient over small distances, so its temperature remains very close to ambient.”    Asked if the flagellar motor is good for anything, Berg remarked, “If you are a bacterium, a great deal: a lot of energy is expended in building such a machine so that a cell can find essential nutrients.  For humans, very little so far, except to illustrate how extraordinary nanotechnology can be.”Of the articles cited above, only Berg’s discussed evolution.  He compared the flagellum to the simpler, needle-shaped Type III Secretory System (TTSS; see 04/17/2007, bullet 11, and 01/05/2007).  “Some argue that the flagellar rotary motor evolved from the needle structure, but it was probably the other way around, since flagellated bacteria existed long before their eukaryotic targets,” he said.  This puts the more-complex machine first – opposite what evolutionary theory would predict.  “Perhaps they evolved from a common ancestor,” he continued.  But then he asked, “What was the rotary motor doing before the helical propeller was invented, if indeed that was the order of events?  Serving as a secretory apparatus that acquired the ability to spin? Packaging polynucleic acids into virus heads?  Food for thought.”1.  Wang, Black, Edwards, Miller, Morrison, Bartlett, Dong, Naismith and Booth, “The Structure of an Open Form of an E. coli Mechanosensitive Channel at 3.45 Angstrom Resolution,” Science, 29 August 2008: Vol. 321. no. 5893, pp. 1179-1183, DOI: 10.1126/science.1159262.2.  William O. Hancock, “Intracellular Transport: Kinesins Working Together,” Current Biology, Volume 18, Issue 16, 26 August 2008, Pages R715-R717, doi:10.1016/j.cub.2008.07.068.3.  Howard Berg, “Quick guide: Bacterial flagellar motor,” Current Biology, Volume 18, Issue 16, 26 August 2008, Pages R689-R691, doi:10.1016/j.cub.2008.07.015.Food for thought, indeed.  OK, so chew on it.  Howard Berg wants us to think that the complete rotary engine existed for some other function before it was co-opted by the bacterium as an outboard motor.  That’s like believing a water-cooled, precision-assembled, variable-pitch, reversible, switch-controlled, highly efficient 5HP/lb airplane turboprop engine composed of 40 essential parts just “emerged” from nowhere until an airplane chassis “emerged” that used it to fly.  We thought about it.  We chewed on it.  We ruminated on it.  We masticated it.  We munched, crunched, chomped, chawed and gnawed it to pulp.  Bleagh.  So we spit it out and had some SOLID* food for thought instead.*Smart Ones Like Intelligent Design.(Visited 12 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

GetOn gives a hand up with skills

first_imgProjects developed by the GetOn Foundation are created with the intention for them to become self-sustaining and to enrich their targeted communities. (Image: GetOn Skills Development Centre)Unemployment is one of the major ills plaguing South Africa. This is partly the result of a lack of skills among the working age population, those who can actively contribute to the country’s economy.This prompted GetOn Skills Development to take action and provide skill-specific and market-related training to ambitious and promising young individuals in Pretoria West and its surrounding areas.The organisation gives young people a chance to realise their potential. Yet it also aims to develop its protégées socially and emotionally in order for them to lead happy and productive lives as independent and self-supporting adults.South Africa’s unemployment rate sits at 25.5% among the working age population, according to data released by Statistics South Africa (Stats SA) for the third quarter of 2015, the latest available data. This shockingly high figure highlights the need for more measures to be taken to empower unemployed citizens.The unemployment rate has risen steadily in recent years, posing a potent threat to the wellbeing of the country as a whole, with individuals living in rural and informal settlements bearing the brunt.This makes creating jobs a key challenge that has to be addressed, with a firm eye trained on alleviating the pressure on youth. It also ties in neatly with the aims of the National Development Plan, which sets out to achieve a crucial reduction in the unemployment rate from 25% to 6% by the year 2030.“Why this is so real for me is because on a monthly basis we get new students coming in to GetOn and I see a lot of these students shrinking with the burdens and a lot of stress,” said Brenton Cryer, the general manager of the GetOn Skills Development Centre.“When I look at them I smile because I know that after a few weeks they’re standing up tall, confident and ready to take on the world, and that’s really where I see GetOn making a lot of change in people’s lives, through the life skills [we provide].”PARTNERS FOR CHANGEThe GetOn Skills Development Centre was set up by the GetOn Foundation, a Dutch non-profit organisation working to empower developing countries and close the gap between them and their developed counterparts.Projects developed by the GetOn Foundation are created with the intention for them to become self-sustaining and to enrich their targeted communities.The organisation is partnered with a number of groups whose goals are aligned with its goals, such as Learn to Earn and the Mr Price Foundation, both aimed at developing youth from disenfranchised communities and helping them to break into the job market.“It was a challenging time in my life when I came here [to GetOn]” says former GetOn trainee Thabo Mokhonoana. “I was unemployed and discouraged at not knowing which direction I should take in my life.“I’m glad that when I came here GetOn opened its arms to me and it embraced me like a son. I’m glad to say that today I’m working. It has been six months that I have been working and I have seen a lot of progress in my life financially.”Like many of the GetOn graduates, Mokhonoana aspires to open his own business at some point in the near future and make full use of the skills he has acquired.“I’d love to open my own business because GetOn gives us skills so we can start businesses. It doesn’t just give us skills so that we can work for people, but it gives us skills so that we can be empowered to go out there and make a difference.”GETON AND GET INVOLVEDGetOn offers a number of options to those looking to contribute to bringing about the change the organisation is working towards.These options include campaigning for the organisation, raising funds, donations to ensure the longevity of the programme as well as getting directly involved in the day-to-day happenings at the GetOn centre.For more information on how you can get involved, visit GetOn’s get involved page.PLAY YOUR PARTAre you playing your part in transforming South Africa? If so, submit your story or video and let us know what you are doing to improve the country for all.last_img read more