Juve held at Bologna, opens door to Napoli

first_imgBOLOGNA, Italy (AP):Juventus missed the chance to move four points clear in Serie A and will not be able to level the record of consecutive wins after they were held to a goalless draw at Bologna yesterday.Massimiliano Allegri’s team beat Napoli last weekend to move top and were seeking a 16th consecutive win, which would have left them one behind Inter Milan’s record set in 2006-07.Victory would also have given Juventus a significant advantage ahead of Napoli’s match against AC Milan on Monday. Instead, Napoli can move a point ahead of Juventus with a win.”We gave our all on the pitch, maybe with a few too many errors in the last ball,” Juventus defender Leonardo Bonucci said. “The season is long. We didn’t win the title last week against Napoli, and we haven’t lost it now.”Bonucci insisted he and his teammates did not have one eye on Europe ahead of the resumption of the Champions League next week and Tuesday’s visit of Bayern Munich.”The title will be fought for right until the end,” he added. “Now, we have to focus on Tuesday, but we weren’t distracted by the match against Bayern Munich. When you’re playing for the title, you never think about the next match.”Juventus did not have a single shot on target all match, for the first time since 2011.Bologna had the best chance of the match in the 21st minute when Juventus goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon parried a Matteo Destro effort from long range and Godfred Donsah fired the rebound well wide of the left upright.last_img read more

Duke Appleton Wins NATC, LiVArts Technology Art Competition

first_imgArt judges have named Duke Appleton as the winner of New Africa Technology Company’s (NATC) ‘technology art competition’, done in collaboration with Liberia Visual Art Academy (LiVArts).Announcing the result over the weekend, the judges said although every participant was a winner who presented masterpieces, the competitive nature of the event, however, called for ‘a single star.’ “You made the choice through the voting process and we are proud to present to you Duke Appleton as the champion, with Brima Wolobah coming very close. “Each artwork that was presented has individual essence and a connection with the role technology can play in developing Liberia. Overall, the works show the creativity of the artists, which was appreciated by the audience,” said the panel of judges.Farzana Rasheed, NATC CEO, said the company has great respect and love for art, citing love as the reason behind the competition. “This competition presents another excellent opportunity for professional artists to showcase their artwork to the company’s clients and friends.“We are going to give the winner a cash prize of US$250 and have his artwork featured on the company’s 2015 Christmas cards for our clients.“Each artist that enters this competition is a winner. Your participation is an act of faith, which exhibited that you believe in ones own gifts and strength. Even if your artwork did not win the competition, it is not a problem. What really matters is that you are an artist whose work inspired people,” said Madam Farzana Rasheed.She extended thanks and appreciation to the nine artists that participated in the event for exhibiting excellence works that stirred the imagination of those in attendance.In his winning remarks, Duke Appleton said: “I never thought that I could win this competition because we have a lot of great artists that took part in this unique competition that showcase our creativity as artists.“I’m grateful to my following artists, organizers of this event and all those that voted for me and hope that this initiative is turned into a bigger one next time.“I also want to thank you, my fans, for making me win this important competition, and to tell the world that art and technology have something unique in common.”In a brief remark, the Executive Director of LiVArts, Leslie Lumeh, said: “This is the competition where distinct pieces of artwork dance with technology. The great thing here is that every artist put together a worthy piece that is valuable in the art world.” Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Inconnu swimmers take home twenty medals at J.P. Fiset Invitational

first_imgEDMONTON, A.B. – The Inconnu Swim Club sent eighteen swimmers to Edmonton this past weekend for the club’s last swim meet of 2016.Competing at the J.P. Fiset Invitational, the team did not disappoint. The team was represented on the podium a total of twenty times, with 12 gold medals, 4 silver medals, and 4 bronze. Cameron Louie led the team with an impressive eight gold medals in 8 individual events, along with a ninth gold with the rest of the U12 Boys medley relay team comprised of Kade Schwarz, Owen Lang and Tytan Carson.Cameron’s brother Eric Louie found the podium four times, with two gold, a silver and a bronze. Louie also set two swim meet records. Tytan Carson had a breakthrough meet and earned himself a gold, three silver, and a bronze medal. Alex Hedges also earned bronze medals in the 50m and 100m Butterfly events.- Advertisement -In addition to the impressive medal count, twenty-one Inconnu records were broken over the weekend. Cameron Louie broke a whopping seven records, while Tytan Carson broke three. Eric Louie and Tate Haugan each broke two records, while Brittany Welsh and Alexandria Hedges also set new individual club records. Five new relay records were also set over the weekend.This meet was also the last for Eric and Cameron Louie in their respective age groups. The two brothers will both be aging up after Christmas but they left their mark before their birthdays. As of Sunday, Eric recorded the fastest 50m Butterfly time in Canada in his age group this season, while Cameron is the current fastest 50m Breaststroke swimmer in Canada for his age group.last_img read more

Barca reach Champions League round of 16

first_img0Shares0000Juventus forward Paulo Dybala attempts an acrobatic effort on the Barcelona goal but watches as it misses the targetTURIN, Italy, Nov 22 – Barcelona advanced to the Champions League last 16 on Wednesday after clinching top spot in Group D following a 0-0 draw against Juventus in Turin.Last season’s finalists Juventus remain second in the group, a point ahead of third-place Sporting Lisbon, and can secure their qualification with victory at Olympiakos on December 5. 0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img

Bolton in talks with Bradford over compensation for Phil Parkinson

first_imgBolton are in talks with Bradford over a compensation deal for Phil Parkinson to become their new manager, it is understood.Parkinson has emerged as a surprise favourite to succeed Neil Lennon at the Macron Stadium, but the two clubs have yet to confirm an agreement has been reached.Lennon left Bolton by mutual consent in March, five days after Dean Holdsworth’s Sports Shield consortium completed its takeover, with academy boss Jimmy Phillips taking charge on an interim basis until the end of the season.Parkinson’s pending departure will come as a shock to both Bolton and Bradford’s fans as Steve Cotterill and Nigel Adkins, both without clubs, were reported to have been in a two-horse race for the job.Bolton’s joint-chairman Ken Anderson announced earlier in the week that Bolton had ruled out paying compensation for Lennon’s replacement.But agreement over a financial package is expected to be announced this week with Parkinson set to end his reign as the West Yorkshire club’s third longest-serving manager.Parkinson is the sixth longest-serving manager in English football after being appointed permanent successor to Peter Jackson at Valley Parade in August 2011.He led the Bantams to promotion from Sky Bet League Two via the play-offs in 2013, three months after steering them to the League Cup final when they became the first club from English football’s bottom tier to reach a major final at Wembley.Parkinson also masterminded Bradford’s 4-2 FA Cup fourth-round upset of Chelsea at Stamford Bridge last year when his side went on to reach the quarter-finals and guided them to a fifth-placed finish in League One this season before they lost out to Millwall in the play-off semi-finals.German investors Edin Rahic and Stefan Rupp completed their takeover of Bradford on May 24 and are understood to be making plans for Parkinson’s replacement. Phil Parkinson has guided Bradford to League Two promotion, the League Cup final and a famous victory over Mourinho’s Chelsea 1last_img read more

SAM’S WORLD TOUR OF DONEGAL – BALLYBOFEY PICTURE SPECIAL

first_imgThey may have been a little late (what’s four hours when you’ve won Sam Maguire!) but that didn’t stop the people of the Twin Towns from turning out in force for the Donegal team.Huge crowds gathered in the wind and the rain for Jim McGuinness and the boys in the shadow of MacCumhaill Park – the scene of many inter-county battles down through the years.Next year it will be the base from where Donegal defend Sam! WITH MANY THANKS TO GERARD MCHUGH FOR THE PHOTOGRAPHS!SAM’S WORLD TOUR OF DONEGAL – BALLYBOFEY PICTURE SPECIAL was last modified: September 26th, 2012 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Ballybofeydonegalpicture specialSam Maguirelast_img read more

GAA: DIVISION THREE LEAGUE TABLE

first_imgHERE is the correct up to date league table for Division 3. With thanks to Pádraig RuaWebsite Admin, CLG Naomh Muire (Lower Rosses), for the update.You can send your results, league tables and club notes to info@donegaldaily.com.GAA: DIVISION THREE LEAGUE TABLE was last modified: August 23rd, 2011 by BrendaShare 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:GAA DONEGAL DIVISION THREE LEAGUE TABLElast_img

GAA: MALIN GAA CLUB NEWS

first_imgADULTS MEN FOOTBALLDivision 1 football will make a welcome return to Connolly Park, and indeed Inishowen on Easter Sunday when our senior and reserve footballers take on Ardara in their opening game of the All County League. The league gets underway on Good Friday but with 9 sides competing in Division 1, we have a bye in the opening round of fixtures.Ardara, who have Donegal defender Paddy Mc Grath in their ranks have been competing in Division 1 for a number of years, are sure to provide stiff opposition, but if we can produce something similar to the kind of displays which we turned in last season, no side will relish a clash with Malin. The reserve game is expected to have a 1.30 throw in with the senior game expected to get underway at 3, but times will be confirmed in the parish bulletin and on the club facebook page later in the week. We urge all supporters as possible to get to Connolly Park as early as possible on match days as some bumper crowds are expected. LADIES FOOTBALLTraining for the Ladies football panel continues from 8pm to 9pm on Tuesday and Thursdays. All newcomers welcome. CHEQUE PRESENTATIONSunday will be a day of double celebration for the club, as prior to the throw in of our long awaited return to top flight action, the No. 1 GAA Supporter in the country Patrick Houton will collect a cheque worth €10000 on behalf on Malin GAA. Patrick was the worthy winner of the Super Valu sponsored competition where he won 2 VIP tickets for the All Ireland Football Final for himself, and netted our club €10000 after been nominated for the competition by his daughter Jacqueline earlier in the summer.UNDERAGE BOYSThere will be no Under 6 training on Easter Sunday but it will resume as normal on the following Sunday.Under 8 training will take place as normal on Sunday at 11 in the club sports hall.Under 10 training will take place on Easter Saturday in the sports hall at 3 o clock, but will revert back to its usual time on the following week.Our Under 8 and 10 squads took part in indoor competitions in Moville and Urris over the weekend and both squads performed superbly and more importantly really enjoyed the experience. UNDERAGE GIRLSU16 Girls will play Carn this Tuesday Evening at 6pm, in Carn. All support welcome. U16/U14 training continues on Wednesdays at 5:15pm, All newcomers welcome, €2 per session.U12 Girls will continue to train on Wednesdays at 4:15pm in the Clubhouse, All newcomers welcome, €2 per session.LOTTO There was no winner of this weeks lotto jackpot of €500. The sequence drawn was 7 -4-2-5-3-6-1. The €50 winner was Joanne Mc Daid (PJ), Bunn, Glengad with the €20 sellers prize going to Culkeeny PO. Next weeks lotto jackpot is €550 and we thank the local community for its continued support of our weekly lotto draw.EASTER CAMPMalin GAA club are running an Easter camp for boys and girls aged from 5 to 13 starting on the 3rd of April and running until the 5th. Camp co ordinator is Charlie Byrne and all coaches in attendance have been garda veted. Each child will recieve an O Neills football and an Easter egg. The camp will cost €30 for the first child in a family, €25 for the second child per family and €20 for the third child per family For more details contact Charlie on 087 4103782 or Danny 086 8988180. Registration for the camp will take place on Easter Sunday between 10.30 and 11.30 in the clubhouse and we appeal to any parents who intend on sending their children to the camp to attend between these times on Sunday.MATCH DAY VOLUNTEERSYour club needs you!!! We are looking for volunteers to give 3 hours of their time during the season to help man the club tuck shop during home games. Duties include serving tea, coffee and snacks. If we can get enough people on board to help share the workload, it would mean you would only be required to help out for just one game during the entire season. Anyone interested is asked to send their name and contact number to Paddy on 0868668531.NOTESAnyone wishing to have information included in the club notes are reminded to contact Martin Doherty on 086 1585880, or alternatively send an email to the new club email address pro.malin.donegal@gaa.ie at no later than 9 o clock on the Sunday evening. Please note the new club email addressGAA: MALIN GAA CLUB NEWS was last modified: March 25th, 2013 by BrendaShare 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:GAA: MALIN GAA CLUB NEWSlast_img read more

DONEGAL SCHOOLS URGED TO SIGN UP FOR MS READaTHON

first_imgThe 27th MS READaTHON is approaching and schools in County Donegal are encouraged to sign up for a month of reading to directly support people with multiple sclerosis locally.MS Ireland have said a big ‘thank you’ to the young MS READaTHONers, teachers and principals in 24 schools across Donegal who helped raise funds for vital local services last year.An estimated 8,000 people have MS in Ireland, with thousands more family members affected. Multiple sclerosis is a chronic, often disabling disease and is the most common disabling neurological condition affecting young adults in Ireland. MS READaTHON school ambassadors, local people living with MS, will visit schools as part of the campaign to help students understand more about the condition.MS READaTHON is the key annual fundraising campaign of Multiple Sclerosis Ireland, the services, information and research organisation supporting people affected by MS. MS Ireland is saying a big ‘thank-you’ to 24 schools in County Donegal who participated last year. The students joined more than 14,500 young readers across Ireland in the MS READaTHON to raise funds for vital local services.Schools around the country will be contacted by MS Ireland from the beginning of September, with information brochures and entry forms to sign up for MS READaTHON 2014. The 27th MS READaTHON reading month will take place for one month from October 10th to November 10th 2014.Please visit www.msreadathon.ie to find out more, check out reading lists, book reviews, competitions and content from Irish authors. Irish authors including Cecilia Ahern, Sarah Webb, Eoin Colfer, Derek Landy, Oisin McGann, Nicola Pierce, Marita Conlon McKenna and Darren Shan support each year with tips and advice for young readers and budding writers. Paul Dietrich, MS READaTHON manager commented: “The longest running sponsored schools reading campaign is coming around again and we want to say a big thank you to the students that took part last year and their families, teachers and principals. Funds raised by these young readers directly benefit people with multiple sclerosis locally, enabling one-to-one support for those newly diagnosed or struggling with their MS; physiotherapy and exercise classes to help stay independent; and respite to help the person recharge and to give their family a break from providing around the clock care. The other great part of MS READaTHON is that it’s an opportunity for children to immerse themselves in reading, finding great authors and stories and improving their literacy skills at the same time.”To help young readers in County Donegal to get their reading lists ready, here are some of MS READaTHON’s favourite books:For 5-8 year olds: The Cat in the Hat by Dr Seuss; Mad Grandad and the Mutant River by Oisin McGann; The Secret Seven by Enid Blyton; The Legend of Captain of Captain Crow’s Teeth by Eoin Colfer; The Minpins by Roald Dahl; The Adventures of Captain Underpants by Dav Pilkey; The Butterfly Lion by Michael Morpurgo; Famous Five series by Enid Blyton; Horrid Henry’s Sleepover by Jacqueline Wilson; My Naughty Little Sister Collection by Dorothy Edwards; The Sheep-pig by Dick King-Smith; The Giggler Treatment by Roddy Doyle; Judy Moody by Megan McDonald; Mr Gum and the Biscuit Billionaire by Andy Stanton; A Cat Called Penguin by Holly Webb; Pippi Longstocking by Astrid Lindgren.For 8-11 year olds: Artemis Fowl by Eoin Colfer; The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas by John Boyne; Gangsta Granny by David Walliams; Armageddon Outta here by Derek Landy; Hagwitch by Marie-Louise Fitzpatrick (CBI Book of the Year Award 2014 winner); The Famine Trilogy by Marita Conlon McKenna; Diary of a Wimpy Kid by Jeff Kinney; Wonder by RJ Palacio; Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire by JK Rowling; Skulduggery Pleasant by Derek Landy; The BFG by Roald Dahl; Charlotte’s Web by EB White; The Butterfly Heart by Paula Leyden; St Clare’s by Enid Blyton; Hetty Feather by Jacqueline Wilson.11 plus and teenagers: Ask Amy Green series by Sarah Webb; Skellig by David Almond; The Real Rebecca by Anna Carey; Divergent by Veronica Roth; The Fault in Our Stars by John Green; Looking for Alaska by John Green; The Gone Series by Michael Grant; Brilliant by Roddy Doyle; Sweet Honey by Cathy Cassidy; The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins; The Outsiders by SE Hinton; The weight of Water by Sarah Crossan; A Greyhound of a Girl by Roddy Doyle; Northern Lights by Philip Pullman; Zom-B by Darren Shan; The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman; The Hobbit by JRR Tolkien. Must-read children’s classics include: The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett; The Railway Children by E Nesbit; The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame; and Little Women by Louisa May Alcott.For participating schools around the country, the 27th MS READaTHON will provide:· Individual gift or certificate for each reader· School and Library awards · 10 per cent of the money raised goes back into much needed resources for each participating school· The “Great Teacher Holiday draw”DONEGAL SCHOOLS URGED TO SIGN UP FOR MS READaTHON was last modified: August 25th, 2014 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:booksdonegalKidsMS Readathonlast_img read more

Hughes ‘in frame’ for Blues job

first_imgQPR boss Mark Hughes is among the contenders to take over as Chelsea manager, according to The Sun.Hughes arrived at QPR in January.The paper say that as well as Pep Guardiola, Jose Mourinho and Rafael Benitez, Hughes – a former player at Stamford Bridge – is in the frame along with Borussia Dortmund’s Jurgen Klopp.It is also claimed that Chelsea’s players like Roberto Di Matteo even less than Andre Villas-Boas.AVB was sacked on Sunday following a series of poor results and reports of player unrest.But The Sun suggest the naming of former Blues midfielder Di Matteo as interim boss will do little to raise morale.A source is quoted as saying: “The players could not stand AVB because of his arrogance. But, if anything, they like Roberto even less.“He’s just too cock-sure. They might unite behind him to start with but after a couple of bad results it will be just as bad, if not worse.”The Sun also declare that the appointment of AVB was a mistake which cost Chelsea £50m.Former Chelsea manager Mourinho and Barcelona’s Guardiola are widely touted as the frontrunners to take over.The Daily Star believe Guardiola is club owner Roman Abramovich’s first choice but the Russian will turn to Mourinho if he cannot get the Spaniard.And the paper suggest Mourinho would insist that striker Fernando Torres is sold.The Daily Mirror also say that Klopp is an outsider for the job, although Guardiola is the man Abramovich wants.The Independent say Abramovich read the riot act to Chelsea’s players after sacking AVB, as do the Daily Express, who claim he warned them they could be sacked next.Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more