McIlroy ‘facing big changes’

first_imgThe 76-year-old 18-time major winner, says everything changes when a sportsman decides to tie the knot and have a family, and which often detracts from the focus of playing professional golf.McIlroy announced earlier this year that he and fiancée Erica Stoll are currently planning their wedding for the summer of 2017.And Nicklaus has issued a warning to the 27-year-old from Northern Ireland, telling the BBC: “When you are young and single, and one dimensional, you pretty much can do things at your leisure.”Once you get married, have a family, other business interests, then you’ve got to learn how to manage your time and use it efficiently.”He has to work hard, focus on what he is trying to do. He has all the tools, it is just whether he has the desire and willingness to give up some of the other things.”Whether he wants to be the greatest player to have played the game, that’s his determination and it’s his decision whether he wants to make that effort to try and do that.”Nicklaus also believes McIlroy has largely claimed his four majors to date on his enormous talent but will need to work hard to make improvements to his game.The American added: “If he wishes to dominate and go forward, then he’s got to improve.”Rory is one of those young men who has got a tremendous amount of talent. He has won and played on his talent to this point.”last_img read more

2014 B’ball League Begins Today

first_imgThe national first and second division basketball leagues begin today at the Sports Commission on Broad Street, amidst the threat of rain.Virtually youthful outfit Kardinals, (3rd division champions) will rub shoulders with Deviers in the opening game at 5:p.m. while the triple champs LPRC Oilers will meet the tough 2nd division champions, Barnersville Celtic, at 6:30pm.On Thursday, April 3, Uhuru Prince will face Du-Runners at 5:p.m. and C-Base will lock horns with S. Brothers.However, the late starting of the basketball league has raised serious concerns among basketball fans.Basketball fan Emmanuel Diggs complained about the late beginning of the league and said the league should have completed the first phase at the Sports Commission and continue with the second phase at the Samuel K. Doe’s Gym, during the raining season.“As a number one priority and due to safety playing the game in the raining season is not the best decision to take,” basketball fan, Jeremy Parker said.Meanwhile, Liberia’s basketball chief scribe Allen Goodridge, regretted the opening of the tournament in April, but said it was due to the lack of funds.The 2013 LBA League closed on Saturday, March 22 instead of between November 2013 and February 2014. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Ex-Policeman accused of rape to stand trial

first_imgA former member of the Guyana Police Force, Deon Aaron, who is accused of raping a three-year-old girl, will face a Judge and a jury as he was on Thursday committed to stand trial in the High Court.At the conclusion of a Preliminary Inquiry (PI) conducted before Principal Magistrate Judy Latchman in the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts, Magistrate Latchman noted that the prima facie case was made out.Aaron, of Craig, East Bank Demerara (EBD), was not required to plead to the indictable charge, which alleged that on March 14, 2016, at Friendship Squatting Area, EBD, he engaged in sexual penetration of a child under the age of 16.Moreover, it was alleged that on the day in question, the child was left in the care of Aaron by her mother. When she returned home, the child complained that she was not feeling well.The mother, upon checking the three-year-old, observed that she may have been sexually assaulted.The matter was then reported, and an investigation was carried out. The accused was arrested and charged for the offence.Police Prosecutor Gordon Mansfield strongly objected to bail being granted to the accused, citing the serious nature of the offence, the penalty that the charge attracts, and the fact that a young child was involved.Magistrate Latchman granted Aaron $200,000 bail pending his High Court trial.The matter was held in camera.last_img read more

Court asks Patterson to justify Berbice Bridge take over

first_imgPublic Infrastructure Minister David Patterson has been ordered by the High Court to give reasons behind his decision to grant the November 2018 Berbice River Bridge Toll Order, which saw Government taking over the maintenance and operation of Berbice Bridge Company Inc (BBCI).As part of the legal proceedings filed by BBCI in its bid to retake operations of the bridge and implement toll increases, the court was asked for immediate interim relief by way of an application for Minister Patterson to supply the facts and reasons for the decision on the Toll Order.Public Infrastructure Minister David PattersonPrior to filing the legal challenge, the Bridge Company had written the Public Infrastructure Minister asking for the facts and reasons for the Toll Order within 14 days as provided for by Section 15 of the Judicial Review Act, but the Minister never responded.As such, during Thursday’s in chambers hearing, High Court Judge, Justice Gino Persaud, directed the Minister to state his reasons for issuing the Toll Order.Lawyer for BBCI, Attorney Ralph Ramkarran, indicated that the Minister was given 28 days to file his response.“We will have to wait and see if the Minister responds. They might appeal the decision, I don’t know; they could appeal to the Full Court. But that’s the decision as it stands and we will have to wait and see what happens,” Ramkarran said following the brief in chamber hearing on Thursday.Deputy Solicitor General Debra Kumar appeared on behalf of the State during that hearing.In October, the BBCI disclosed that it is facing bankruptcy and as such proposed to increase its tolls, as much 300 per cent in some cases, to keep the Bridge Company afloat. It said Government’s refusal to entertain consultations on the toll hike, which will prevent the continuing heavy financial losses of BBCI, forced the company to announce the increase.The new tolls proposed by the BBCI, which were to take effect on November 12, 2018, would have seen cars and minibuses paying $8040 to cross the bridge; pickups, small trucks and four-wheeled drive vehicles $14,600; medium trucks $27,720; large trucks $49,600; articulated trucks $116,800; and boats $401,040.However, this was strongly opposed by Government, and subsequently, Public Infrastructure Minister David Patterson issued the Berbice River Bridge (Public Safety) Toll Order, which took effect on November 1, 2018.The Order sought to prevent the BBCI from increasing the tolls for vehicles to cross the bridge and as such, Government took over the functions of maintaining and operating the Bridge, while ordering that the tolls remain the same. According to Government, this was done in the best interest of the people.However, the BBCI approached the High Court late November, asking it to quash the Minister’s order, thus allowing them to resume responsibility for the bridge and also implement the toll hikes. Both Minister Patterson and Attorney General Basil Williams were named defendants in the court action and were served with notices.In its substantive application, the BBCI is asking the court to quash the Order freezing the tolls, to prohibit the Minister and Government from exercising the functions of maintaining and operating the Bridge, and to declare that the order is unconstitutional.This matter is still pending in the High Court and is expected to come up for case management soon.last_img read more

NHL notes: Anaheim, L.A. to open in London

first_imgThese will be the NHL’s first regular-season games abroad since the San Jose Sharks and Calgary Flames played two games in Tokyo to start the 1998-99 season. A year earlier, the Ducks and Vancouver Canucks played twice on the same makeshift rink set up in the arena that played host to the 1964 Olympic swimming and diving events. In addition to the games, the Kings will hold part of their training camp in London and play several exhibition games against Austrian club teams. “That will be intense,” Kings coach Marc Crawford said. “Those teams will be trying so hard to beat an NHL team, and that intensity will help us.” When Crawford coached Vancouver, the Canucks held their 2000-01 training camp in Sweden after drafting Swedish twins Daniel and Henrik Sedin. London called, and the Kings and Ducks answered. The Southern California rivals will open the 2007-08 season in a newly refurbished arena in downtown London on Sept.29-30 as the NHL attempts to expand interest in the game beyond the North American shores. News of the games leaked out several weeks ago, but the dates were formally announced before the Kings and Ducks faced off Thursday night at Staples Center. The Anschutz Entertainment Group, owner of the Kings and Staples Center, owns the O2 Arena in London. center_img Crawford said he would probably bring three goalies, eight defensemen and 14 forwards to the London portion of the training camp as a hedge against injuries. Fatigue was an issue for the Ducks and Canucks when they returned from their two-game trip to Japan to start the 1997-98 season, with the Ducks finishing second-to-last and the Canucks finishing last in the Western Conference that season. Ducks general manager Brian Burke jumped at the chance to start next season in London, but asked the NHL to make grant him three favors. First, he wished to have extra days off built into the Ducks’ schedule before they left for England. Second, he asked the league to give the team days off upon its return to North American. Third, he asked for the team to resume its schedule in the East. The league agreed. “We’re honored,” Burke said. “The Kings are going because it’s their building. The league asked us and we said, `Yes,’ immediately. We’ve got to grow this game.” – Elliott Teaford Red Wings’ Zetterberg out 2-3 weeks: Detroit Red Wings forward and leading scorer Henrik Zetterberg is expected to be out two to three weeks with an inflamed disk in his back. Knee injury sidelines goalie for rest of season: Blue Jackets goaltender Pascal Leclaire, limited to 24 games this season because of injuries, will miss the rest of the season with knee problems. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img

Napoli cut gap to Juventus, Icardi fires Inter into third

first_img0Shares0000Lorenzo Insigne scored Napoli’s second with a fantastic strike © AFP / Andreas SOLAROMILAN, Italy, Oct 8 – Napoli moved back to within six points of Serie A leaders Juventus on Sunday as goals from Adam Ounas and Lorenzo Insigne clinched a 2-0 win over Sassuolo, while Inter Milan took third by beating SPAL.Carlo Ancelotti’s hosts slipped off the pace last weekend with a loss to Juve in Turin, but managed to avoid dropping further adrift, after the embattled Cristiano Ronaldo scored in the reigning champions’ victory at Udinese on Saturday. “We played some really good football today, even if Sassuolo were not an easy opponent to deal with,” said Ancelotti.Algerian youngster Ounas, making his full debut in Serie A, gave Napoli the perfect start with a magnificent goal in only the third minute.The 21-year-old latched onto a poor back-pass from Manuel Locatelli, flicked the ball over the head of visiting centre-back Giangiacomo Magnani, and hammered home a stunning left-footed volley to score his first goal in Italian football.The home team dominated throughout, with Dries Mertens drilling an effort wide before sending an attempted lob from the halfway line floating over.But Insigne came off the bench early in the second half and secured the win in trademark style with 18 minutes remaining, cutting inside off the left wing and curling a ferocious shot into the far top corner.“I am going through a good period of form, I hope to continue like this and to keep scoring regularly, but aside from all that, I really hope Napoli can go all the way in every competition,” said Insigne, who also scored the winner against Liverpool in the Champions League on Wednesday.Napoli finished the game playing against 10 men, after Sassuolo wing-back Rogerio’s late red card.– Icardi double for Inter –Call me by name: Inter Milan’s Argentinian forward Mauro Icardi gestures after scoring the second goal © AFP / Miguel MEDINAInter Milan moved into third place, eight points off the lead, after a 2-1 win at SPAL, their fourth in a row.Captain Mauro Icardi scored both Inter’s goals.The Argentine opened the scoring in the 14th minute with a header which glanced off SPAL’s Johan Djourou before adding a second off an incisive pass from Ivan Perisic 12 minutes from time.In between, however, Mirco Antenucci missed a penalty for SPAL before Alberto Paloschi temporarily pulled his side level in the 72nd minute.Ciro Immobile scored his first-ever goal against Fiorentina as Lazio claimed a 1-0 win at the Stadio Olimpico earlier on Sunday and now stand fourth in the table.Simone Inzaghi’s Lazio went into the match looking to bounce back from their 3-1 derby defeat by Roma last weekend, and did just that to leapfrog their beaten opponents in the table.“Today we saw the real Lazio, the team with heart that battles hard, that wins duels and games,” midfielder Senad Lulic told DAZN.“If we play like this, then we can beat anyone. You could see today how hungry we were for the three points.”Marco Parolo flashed a shot narrowly wide early on, before Lazio defender Wallace got away with a slack pass as Marco Benassi’s effort was kept out by Thomas Strakosha.Immobile made the breakthrough in the 38th minute, as Stefan Radu nodded on a corner and the Italy striker stretched to volley in at the back post for his fifth league goal of the season.The 28-year-old, who signed a contract extension which will keep him at the club until 2023 earlier this week, has now scored 57 Serie A goals since the start of the 2016-17 campaign.Giovanni Simeone had a penalty appeal waved away for the visitors, while Marko Pjaca also went close to an equaliser, but the home side held on for their fourth win in five league games.– Higuain stars for Milan –Suso set up both Higuain’s goals on Sunday © AFP / MARCO BERTORELLOAC Milan extended their unbeaten run to eight matches in all competitions as Gonzalo Higuain scored twice in a 3-1 victory over lowly Chievo at the San Siro.Higuain has now scored six goals in just seven appearances for Gennaro Gattuso’s men since joining from Juventus in the close-season.“Higuain is a champion, a great finisher, a lad who at this moment is working really hard for the group, is demanding and also well-loved,” Gattuso told Sky Sport Italia.Milan sit 10th, but only four points off the top three with a game in hand.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Southampton manager Ronald Koeman blasts ‘ridiculous’ Christmas schedule

first_img Ronald Koeman 1 Southampton manager Ronald Koeman has slammed the Premier League’s festive fixture schedule as ‘ridiculous’.The Saints boss is seriously unhappy with the scheduling of his side’s matches and he is set to make a host of changes in-between fixtures against Arsenal on Boxing Day and West Ham two days later.Peripheral figures like on-loan Steven Caulker, Gaston Ramirez and Juanmi could get even get rare appearances as the Dutchman’s squad is tested to its limit.“It’s less than 48 hours (between the two Premier League matches),” he said. “That’s ridiculous.”“We play at 7.45pm [against Arsenal] and I think at West Ham we play at 5.30pm and it’s less than 48 hours.“Players need at least 48 hours [to recover] and I watch back to last season and I made four changes for the Boxing Day game at Crystal Palace and the Chelsea game on the 28th, and maybe I have to do more now because you need fresh people and you are not so fresh if it’s 45 or 46 hours after the first match.”last_img read more

COMMUNITY NEWS: BOYS BRIGADE AT METHODIST HALL IN DUNKINEELY THIS FRIDAY

first_imgBruckless/Killaghtee/ Dunkineely notes 29.02.16Naomh Ultan There was no winner of last week’s Royal Flush Jackpot.  The numbers drawn were: 1, 5, 16 and 18. Consolation prizes went to: Cole Quiggley, Dunkineely; Conor Alvey, Mill Road and Margaret Duddy, Meenbog. Next week’s Jackpot will be €1,180. Thank you for your support.The senior team travelled to Strandhill at the weekend for a challenge match and had a comfortable win.Training for u-12s and u-13s continues in Bruckless Community Centre, each Saturday morning at 10:00am.The Club 25 Card Drive continues every Wednesday in Mary Murrin’s at 9:00pm. Youth Events in Methodist Hall, DunkineelyAnchor Boys Fri nights 6:45 – 8:00pm (4 – 8yr olds)Boys Brigade Fri nights 8:00 – 9:30pmBadminton Mondays nights3rd – 5th Class 6:30 – 7:306th Class – teens 7:30 – 8:30 Adults 8:30 – till finishText AlertDunkineely Community Alert are holding the official launch of their Text Alert Service in the Bayview Hotel, Killybegs, on Thursday night 3rd March at 8.00p.m.  Everyone is very welcome Recovery from Emotional Distress GROW – Gradually, Regaining, Our, Wellbeing! Support and a program for recovery. Weekly Meetings at Niall Mor Centre, Killybegs on Thursday evenings at 7:30pm. Also in the Day Hospital, adjacent to Donegal Hospital on Tuesday evenings at 8:00pm. For further information contact Marian on (086)7856912. All are welcome. Dunkineely Community Ltd Office HoursPlease note that DCL Office Hours are Monday, Wednesday and Friday, from 9:30am to 12:30pm. Tuesdays and Thursdays are dedicated to projects outside the office. If someone is in the office on these days, please come in. feel free to pop into the office for a chat, use the Internet (20c per half hour),  print or photocopy documents (20c per page) or borrow a book.Going on a Sun Holiday?Print your Boarding Pass with us in the DCL office.LibraryOne of the greatest gifts you can give a child is to teach him or her to read; it is something that will help them throughout their lives, and will bring them a lot of pleasure. It is sad to see so many libraries closing, through lack of funding, but we are happy to report that Dunkineely Community Ltd (DCL) has a small library of over 1000 books. We have books ranging from Children’s Literature to Teenage Fiction (The Fault in our stars), Biographies to Classics (Jane Austen – Pride and Prejudice), from Horror to Comedy, Booker-Prize to Thrillers, Health to Hobbies, etc. etc.  Borrowing costs 20c per book.Bluestack Ramblers Walks for March13th March walk. The venerable Danny McNamee and Anne Leonard will lead a 5 hour moderate to strenuous walk on a new circuit of Carnaween. Meeting at the Tourist Office, Donegal Town 10.00 a.m. Phone 087 2562706 for more information.20th March walk. Michael & Agatha Mc Garrigle will lead a 4 hour Moderate to strenuous walk on Breesy Hill. Meeting at the Tourist Office Donegal Town at 10.00 a.m. and at the Breesy Centre at 10.30 a.m. Phone 086 8627605 for more information.27th March is EASTER SUNDAY so there will be no Club Walk.Dance ClassesLearn to Jive, Waltz, Foxtrot, Quickstep and Two-hand Dances.Bayview Hotel, Killybegs on Wednesday evenings at 8:00pmAll are welcome to these evenings of Fun and Exercise. Only €8.Keep FitPiloxing Classes every Thursday morning in Dunkineely Community Centre, at 09:45am. All ladies welcome. Piloxing is a high energy combination of pilates, boxing and dance. Contact SMFitness for further enquiries 086 7900554.Crochet Classes Classes continuing every Monday night in Inver Community Centre; phone 9736166 or contact Marian on 0861244667.O’Donnell School of MusicWe are fortunate to have some excellent musicians living in our community, and we are also fortunate that we can learn from these talented individuals. Music Lessons are held in the Dunkineely Community Ltd Office building on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday each week from 3:30 to 9:00pm. For further information contact 087 9644019. COMMUNITY NEWS: BOYS BRIGADE AT METHODIST HALL IN DUNKINEELY THIS FRIDAY was last modified: February 29th, 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:CommunityFeaturesNoticeslast_img read more

MAN TELLS HOW HIS LIFE HAS BEEN DESTROYED AFTER BROTHER MURDERED

first_imgThe late Bogdan MichalkiewiczA Polish man who came to Ireland to find a better life instead met a tragic death, his brother said after his killer was found guilty of murder today.Krzystof Grzegorski (22), was found guilty of murdering fellow Polish man Bogdan Michalkiewicz (41), at the victim’s home in Westside Apartments, Letterkenny, on May 13th 2013. He had pleaded guilty to manslaughter but the prosecution rejected the plea.The jury came to their unanimous decision after a little over five hours.The Irish Times reports that Bogdan’s brother Tomasz, who has sat through every day of the three-week trial, wrote a victim impact statement that was read to the court by Garda Siobhan McGowan.It said: “My only family left is my sister and mother back in Poland. My only family in Ireland was Bogdan, who came here with me in 2005 to look for a better life than we could get in Poland, but instead of that he met a tragic death.”He said his mother will never recover. “She is 65 years and living in Poland. She suffers from deep depression since Bogdan was killed. My mother went into shock when Bogdan died and lost the mobility in her legs.”Tomasz also spoke of the day he found his brother’s battered body, lying in a bloody pool on the floor of his apartment in Letterkenny.“It was the worst view I could have expected to see,” he said. “I wouldn’t wish anybody to see what I saw on that day.” He said he thinks about what happened to Bogdan every day and has not had a proper night’s sleep in three years.%EMAN TELLS HOW HIS LIFE HAS BEEN DESTROYED AFTER BROTHER MURDERED was last modified: July 6th, 2016 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:BOGDANcourtletterkennymurderlast_img read more

Datebook 6/5

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE11 theater productions to see in Southern California this week, Dec. 27-Jan. 2160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! TODAY Monday Morning Concerts for Children, 10-11 a.m., Madrid Theatre, 21622 Sherman Way, Canoga Park. Free. Call (818) 347-9938. Mail Datebook entries – including time, date, location and phone number – to Daily News City Desk, P.O. Box 4200, Woodland Hills, CA 91365; fax (818) 713-0058; e-mail dnmetro@dailynews.com.last_img read more