Sam Houston Cards Even Par to Maintain Lead, Championship Round Wednesday

first_imgSam Houston, McNeese (+9, 585) and Stephen F. Austin (+31, 607) headline the groups for the championship round. They will hit the course at 8:25 a.m. CT. The Bearkats (+1, 577) hold onto the lead heading into the championship round Wednesday with senior Jake McCrory (75-70) having the best second round for the team. McCrory, who is tied for fourth on the individual leaderboard, shot four-under on the front nine, including an eagle on the 535-yard, par 5, No. 7 hole. He finished the day two-under. Sam Houston’s Austen Christiansen (73-71) is third overall, shooting one-under in the second round helped by an eagle on the 16th hole. McNeese’s Blake Elliot (72-68) had the best round across the field and holds a three-stroke lead for the individual title. Elliot, a junior from Liberty Hill, Texas, birdied holes three and four and also carded an eagle on the seventh hole. He is being chased down by Central Arkansas’ Lewis George (71-72) who shot an even par today to remain in second. George’s 72 round helped the Bears move up one spot to No. 5 on the leaderboard. LU and HBU made the most noise on the leaderboard in the second round, each moving up four spots on the table. The Cardinals shot five-over as a team with Cody Banach (77-71) and Eason Wang (79-71) each carding a one-under round. The Huskies were led by Carlos Trevino’s (81-69) three-under round and Daniel Dimaculangan making up 13 stroke from a day ago to shoot 72. HBU finished the day four-over; the third best team score of the day. Tomorrow’s last round will have teams tee off on holes one and 10 beginning at 7:35 a.m. in anticipation of rain in the early afternoon. Scattered showers are slated to drop at 1 p.m. The top six teams will tee off from the first hole with Houston Baptist (+42, 618), Central Arkansas (+38, 614) and Lamar (+35, 611) starting at 7:35 a.m. New Orleans (+86, 662) and UIW (+52, 628, who are 10th and 11th, will be the first teams to tee off from hole 10 at 7:30 a.m. Abilene Christian (+45, 621), Nicholls (+49, 625) and Southeastern Louisiana (+51, 627) will follow at 8:20 a.m. CHAMPIONSHIP CENTRAL | FINAL ROUND TEE TIMES | LEADERBOARD | PHOTO GALLERYMcKINNEY, Texas – Eight strokes separate Sam Houston State and McNeese for the 2018 Southland Conference Men’s Golf Championship in McKinney, Texas, at the Stonebridge Ranch Country Club (Dye Course). Live scoring for the championship round can be found here.last_img read more

Football player hurt as lightning hits field in Brazil

first_imgAgua Santa said on Monday that Henrique recovered shortly after leaving the stadium in an ambulance and did not need to be taken to a hospital.The opposing goalkeeper in the same match, Matheus Mendes of Atletico Mineiro, told ESPN Brazil he felt head pain because of the incident.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissMendes did not go with Henrique in the ambulance. In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Philippine Army to acquire MANPADS, self-propelled howitzers In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil UAE, Thailand make Asian Cup last 16, heartbreak for India MOST READcenter_img Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college SAO PAULO — A Brazilian footballer needed medical attention after lightning hit the field during a youth tournament match.Lightning struck during the Copa Sao Paulo event in Diadema, outside Sao Paulo, sending players scattering for cover. Images that went viral showed Henrique, a defender for the Agua Santa team, groggy and lying on a bench.ADVERTISEMENT 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 Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra LATEST STORIES View commentslast_img read more

The Case of the Missing US$25,000 (Part I)

first_imgThough the life of the 28-year-old musician Willie Koboi Jones was involved, and though many people knew the deceased had a brilliant future, newspapers described the case purely as one that was engineered by the love of money. It was not strange that metropolitan Monrovia dailies devoted much of their columns to the case. One interesting aspect was that the decedent was a resident of Kakata, Margibi County and a rising star among musicians. On a competitive occasion, Willie Koboi Jones, known among music fans and the entertainment industry as The Real WKJ had caused more than three thousand Monrovians to converge at the Monrovia City Hall, a record that was yet to be broken.         At the preliminary trial, Defense Counsel Jason Doe listened in horror as witness after witness indicated that the decedent was so reckless that it would seem his death was ordained by his actions. But who then killed The Real WKJ? And what was the major reason that one of his friends, Sam Dwalu, who happened to be the musician’s most adored fan and promoter, was accused of his murder?  As the preliminary trial proceeded, witness Anthony Kollie testified that the decedent was the best friend of the suspect and he saw them at many places together. He claimed, when prodded on by Prosecutor James Layman that on the week of his disappearance, the decedent had in his possession U$25,000 and the suspect informed him later that the decedent had given him the money.  Kollie further testified that contrary to the claim by the suspect that he had no knowledge of the money, the decedent had called him, few hours before he was reported dead and his body was discovered under the Bong Mines Bridge on Bushrod Island on November 2nd in Monrovia, that ‘he suspected his close friends are after him,’ in reference, he said to the primary suspect’s involvement which he claimed might have led to his death.  On the source of the money, the witness explained that WKJ received the money from a man whose name he did not reveal and that the money was intended to complete a house that the decedent had started, more than two months ago.  At best the case was based on circumstantial evidence because the police, during their investigations created several circumstantial theories about what might have happened. The only reason that compelled them to arrest Sam Dwalu, as the primary suspect, was a phone call that Dwalu had made to the decedent, few hours before his body was found. Though Dwalu denied any involvement, he could not account for his whereabouts around the hours that police investigators indicated the singer was allegedly murdered.   It was apparent that witness Kollie’s testimony and the allegation that the suspect was found with the amount of U$25,000 belonging to the decedent were factors that led to his arrest. However, Counselor Jason Doe, representing the suspect in the pretrial case was of the opinion that circumstantial evidence was not enough to convict his client. “It must be beyond all reasonable doubt.”    So when Prosecutor James Layman exhausted his questions he turned to the defense in a triumphant murmur, “Here is your witness,” and walked leisurely to the defense table.  The spectators sat in the court room, waited with impatience. In fact the media had raised the level of interest in the case to fever pitch. Some of the metropolitan newspapers in their editorials, compared the singer’s death to the recent tragic war in the country, insisting that the search for justice had never been too necessary than the solution of Willie Jones’ murder.  One newspaper compared Jones’ murder to that of the little Angel Togba whose murder raised so much attention and agitation that it had become a standard procedure for lawyers to make reference to, in their search for justice.  Criminal lawyer Counselor Jason Doe, on the other hand, believed that while the search for justice was universal, forcing others to accept a crime they apparently never committed was also a misleading search for justice.    Now, as he strolled towards the witness who seemed to struggle with himself in the stand, the crowded courtroom remained silent.  The only echo was the rattling noise of ceiling and standing fans, located at vantage points in the courtroom, humming along and filtering much needed air over the spectators.   “Anthony Kollie,” Counselor Jason Doe said, in a well modulated voice that indicated his inner frustration. “You don’t seem to like Sam Dwalu, do you?”  Kollie, in a surprise move, wrung up his hands, and made a face. The lawyer observed it but deliberately allowed his eyes to sweep across the spectators.    “I like all my friends, Sir,” the witness replied.    “How long have you known the suspect?”     The witness, shifted in the box, and said, “I have known him for about three months and up to the time my friend was murdered.”   “How close is your relationship?”  The witness considered the question for a second, and said, “Just a casual friend, I mean someone I see around. We don’t normally share things in common.”    The lawyer frowned at his response, and continued, “How do you then know that the decedent was murdered b y the suspect?”    The witness again hesitated, and then replied, nonchalantly, “The prosecutor and the police told me that he murdered him.”  Counselor Doe shrugged his shoulders, and walked deliberately towards the defense table, considered some papers and returned to the witness.  “You testified that the suspect told you that the decedent gave him U$25,000?” “Yes.” The lawyer’s smile was a bit triumphant when he said, “Kollie, you told the court that your relationship with the suspect has been casual and both of you don’t share things in common, did you not?”  “Exactly.” “Is it yes or no, Anthony Kollie?”“Yes,” he said, raising his eyes, “if that’s what you insist.”“And you have seen him around for about three months?” “I told you already.” Judge Eva D. Choloplay lifted her head, adjusted her glasses on her nose and in an irritated voice said, “The court cannot accept the scorn that this witness provides to answers posed by the defense and will want to stipulate that under no condition should a hostile witness demonstrate his unwillingness to ensure that ‘a due process’ is offered to the suspect.  “Nonetheless, it seems probable that to ensure the eventual resolution of the case, the witness will have no other choice but to offer answers that can lead to the provision of justice by the law.”   Prosecutor Layman swiftly jumped up from his seat, and made a defense to the witness’ action: “Thank you Your Honor but it seems also that counsel is using some tactics that the witness understands to lead him to contradict the information already provided during the examination.”  Judge Choloplay adjusted herself in her seat, and glaring at the prosecutor, said, “The prosecutor must understand that he can have an adequate time for a re-cross-examination if he feels the information being provided by the witness is affecting his earlier examination.  “The court cannot accept innuendos from the prosecution and the witness and I stipulate that the witness should not let the court to believe that being a hostile witness, he is providing information under strict instructions from the prosecution, which is contrary to the spirit of due process.  “The court cannot entertain the unwillingness of the witness, for justice means that the one who is providing the information about a suspect, particularly in a murder case of this nature, avail himself all the chance he could to ensure the equitable dispensation of justice.   “I need not remind the prosecutor of the due process right of the suspect and there is absolutely no way that this court will maintain the belligerence posture of a witness, particularly this witness whose actions so far seem to mitigate against the very search for justice.”  The judge’s remarks were enough for the prosecutor to see the seriousness and the apparent displeasure of the court.  Defense Counsel Layman then dejectedly said, “Thank you, Your Honor,” and turning to the witness, said, “You need to provide the required answers to counsel because I am here to protect you and therefore don’t create any disaffection with the court.” The blow was too clear to be seen, but the prosecutor thumped his nose and filled back in his chair.   Now fidgeting in the dock, the witness lowered his head and made a comment under his breath. Judge Choloplay turned to defense counsel Doe, and said, “You may resume the cross-examination,” but she took a swift look at her wrist watch, and said, “We are nearing the end of the morning session and therefore I am ordering the case adjourned for fifteen minutes recess.”  Defense Counsel Jason Doe smiled, but his attempt to look at the defense was met with a sneer of opposition.  The lawyer then turned to the suspect and he saw his soul was smitten and scourged but still invested with dignity and innocence. The lawyer had seen such a character before. Though his duty was to ensure his defense, he could not tell if the issues being presented, though circumstantial, the hostility of the witness could work against his client. However, he was thankful that Judge Eva Choloplay was a character full of justice.   Jason Doe could depend on that to find justice in this case.-30–Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Region 2 residents calling for fogging to commence

first_img– Health Department without vehicle, monitoring weather conditionsBy Indrawattie NatramResidents living in various communities in Region Two (Pomeroon-Supenaam) are calling for fogging to be conducted in their areas to eliminate the mosquito menace that have grown over the past months.Councillor Arnold AdamsSeveral communities especially Charity have complained of experiencing fever, severe skin rashes and vomiting. Although Regional Health Officers have confirmed that there is not an outbreak of mosquito-borne diseases in the areas, residents are falling sick daily.At the recent statutory meeting of Regional Democratic Council (RDC) PPP/C councillor and head of the Health and Sanitation Committee Arnold Adams, said following reports made by residents of Charity a team visited the area and conducted an investigation into the outbreak. Adams said that indeed a lot of persons have been diagnosed at the Charity Oscar Joseph Hospital with fever, common cough and skin rashes. He called on the Charity/Usara NDC along with the Region Two Administration to clear the canal at the back of the charity area.Adams said the canal is clogged with weed and that is the main contributory factor to the high influx of insects in the area.Adams called for the cleaning of the canal and said the chairman of the Essequibo Chambers of Commerce Dalip Singh gave assurance that the ECC is willing to partner with the Public Health department to conduct the fogging exercises.When contacted, senior Environmental Officer, Department of Public Health, Region Two, Shaleena Baksh, she said the department is not equipped with a vehicle to conduct the exercises.She however said that necessary resources, such as fuel, had been uplifted to conduct same from the Region Two Administration.However, Baksh noted the department is currently monitoring the weather conditions to start the fogging exercises, explaining that to fog during the rainy season is a waste of time and resources. She also said the Essequibo Chambers of Commerce is willing to lend support by providing a vehicle for the exercise.last_img read more

Clips no match for Spurs again

first_imgWhile the Clippers could just bow to the Spurs’ stellar defense, they admitted to making way too many offensive and defensive mistakes to have a chance. “Teams like that – mental mistakes you can’t constantly make,” Clippers guard Cuttino Mobley said. “A person is going to get a layup. They’re going to get a loose ball, a rebound a couple times. It’s OK. Keep hustling. Keep playing. Then on the offensive end, you have to be smart.” The Clippers weren’t, especially in the third quarter when Manu Ginobili scored 11 points during the Spurs’ backbreaking run to put the Spurs ahead 60-40 with 2:24 left. The Clippers cut the margin to 64-49, heading into the fourth quarter, but ultimately, they couldn’t recover from that 20-point deficit. During the big run, Ginobili beat the Clippers on a handful of hustle plays that were both demoralizing and costly. LOS ANGELES – The Clippers did not need a reminder about where they fit on the NBA’s food chain. They are not near the top, and the San Antonio Spurs showed who is. San Antonio ate up the Clippers in their 88-74 loss Monday night at Staples Center. The Spurs won a ninth consecutive game, even though All-Star point guard Tony Parker was out with a strained left hip. The 74 points tied a season low and continued the Clippers’ troubles against the Spurs. They have lost 12 of their last 13 meetings to San Antonio, and on Monday were knocked out in the third quarter, when the Spurs had a 16-0 run to go up by 20 points. center_img “We weren’t alert enough to make the bounce of the ball go our way,” coach Mike Dunleavy said. “You can’t afford to give up those kind of points. If somebody comes in and gets a tip and a layup or if they kick the ball out to somebody who bangs down a 3-pointer, it’s a little disheartening.” Not only did the Spurs not need Parker, but they also hardly needed All-Star Tim Duncan, who was held 11 points below his average with nine points. San Antonio has been so impressive on its nine-game winning streak that the Clippers’ 14-point margin of defeat is the third closest any of the teams in the streak has come. Spurs coach Gregg Popovich says his team has done that because of its defense, and that was true again. The Clippers shot 37.5 percent, and no Clipper really had a stellar offensive night. The closest they got in the fourth quarter was to trail by 11 in the final two minutes, but that came after San Antonio cleared its bench. Corey Maggette scored a team-high 19 points. Elton Brand added 15 points and eight rebounds. “They’re long, athletic, and they know where to go,” Brand said of the Spurs. “Their rotations are solid, and that’s what it’s about. They’re a veteran, savvy ballclub.” To add to the Clippers’ problems, Quinton Ross went down with a bruised right hip and is day-to-day. Sam Cassell also was out for a third straight game with a strained groin, but at least the Clippers have three off days before playing at Golden State on Friday. Joe Stevens can be reached at joe.stevens@presstelegram.com. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

Money-minting lessons from Camp Nou for Gor, AFC

first_img0Shares0000Main stand external view of the stadium labelled Rakuten Arena. Photo/ALEX ISABOKEBARCELONA, Spain, May 17 – Hardly does a season end without Gor Mahia and AFC Leopards – the biggest clubs in Kenyan football- stretching out the begging bowls, seeking for funds to cater for player salaries, bonuses, allowances, worse of all air tickets to honour continental assignments.     Key stakeholders; club executives of both clubs, their patrons who are influential personalities in the government, the Kenyan Premier League (KPL) and Football Kenya Federation (FKF) seem to be getting used to it instead of thinking outside the box on how to make football a business. Achieving it is not rocket science as witnessed by this writer in a recent tour to the iconic Camp Nou Stadium – home to European titans Barcelona and the neighboring RCD Esdadio de Espanyol – home to another top tier side, Espanyol.Alex Isaboke posing a photo at one of the Barcelona’s UEFA Champions League portraitsAs he was keenly observing the Camp Nou tour experience on Match Day eve, (Saturday, May 11) before attending the La Liga match between hosts Barcelona and Getafe, lessons Gor and AFC Leopards can draw in raking in cash were at every turn of the majestic sporting cathedral.Located 13.4 km from Barcelona airport and 6.6 km from Barcelona city, Camp Nou is a daily tourist site and what does this mean… it means money. Every individual touring the Stadium and museum will have to part with €35 (Ksh 4,000).Some of the tourists attending Barcelona, Getafe match at Camp Nou StadiumOn a low turn-out day the club receives at least 300 people both local and international touring the facility, translating to €10,500 (Ksh1.84 million) a day. The tour experience opens every day including the match day, only to close three hours before the match.All this is geared towards funding the €900 million (Ksh101 billion) budget for Barcelona’s season to add on what they get from sponsors and TV rights.As we approach the entrance, we are welcomed by a gigantic main stand external view of the stadium labelled Rakuten Arena (as its fondly referred to as) which is a 99,354 capacity to make it the largest stadium in Europe and third in the world after North Korea’s Rungrado 1st of May Stadium (capacity 114,000) and Australia’s Melbourne Cricket Ground (capacity 100,024).Entrance to the famous Rakuten Stadium. Photo/ALEX ISABOKEFirst stop is the museum; here we are handed a photo voucher that guarantees you three pictures at designated stops within the tour and if you think it’s free then you are shocked as we were… at the end of the tour you find your photos printed and sold to you at a price of €20 (Ksh 2,200) each, totalling €60 (Ksh6, 700).Though it’s not a must you purchase, you will have no option but to do so because of how beautiful they look and the lasting memory that one will like to keep.The museum is decorated all over Barcelona team photos of the five UEFA champions League trophies they have won, and at the centre, the eyes are attracted by the archive of Barca’s individual and team achievements from the first kit, ball and boots they played in to the current crop of players led by superstar Lionel MessiBarcelona’s old generation achieve. Photo/ALEX ISABOKEAlso recognised are their celebrated legends including an autographed Diego Maradona jersey, Lionel Messi’s first scoring boots when he was in the club’s academy as well as Juliano Belletti’s football boots that he scored the winner with in their 2-1 win over Arsenal in the 2006 Champions League final.An autographed Diego Maradona jersey at the Canp Nou mesuam. Photo/ALEX ISABOKELionel Messi’s boots that he played with when with the Barcelona Academy. Photo/ALEX ISABOKEJuliano Belletti’s football boots that he scored the winner with in their 2-1 win over Arsenal in the 2006 Champions League final. Photo/ALEX ISABOKEAlso proudly displayed are keeper Victor Valdes’ gloves that he wore as Barcelona thrashed Valladolid 4-0 to clinch the 2010 La Liga title at Camp Nou.Victor Valdes’ gloves that he wore as Barcelona thrashed Valladolid 4-0 to clinch the 2010 La Liga title at Camp Nou.For the players’ individual accolades, the outstanding is Messi’s five Ballon d’Or trophies paraded and Luiz Suarez’s European Top Scorer golden shoe he bagged in 2015-16 where he netted 40 goals.One of Messi’s five Ballon d’Or at the museum. Photo/ALEX ISABOKELuiz Suarez’s European Top Scorer golden shoe he bagged in 2015-16 where he netted 40 goals. Photo/ALEX ISABOKEAlso glittering in their separate trophy cabinet are the 5 UEFA Champions League trophies they have bagged while on a separate cupboard are all the trophies that the club has won; 26 La Liga titles, 30 Copa del Reys, 13 Supercopa de España, 3 Copa Eva Duarte, 2 Copa de la Liga, 4 UEFA Cup Winners’ Cup, 5 UEFA Super Cup, 3 Inter-Cities Fairs Cup and 3 FIFA Club World Cup.The Five UEFA Champions League Trophies that Barcelona has won. Photo/ALEX ISABOKEBarcelona decorated Trophy cabinet. Photo/ALEX ISABOKEAt the end of the tour exit is a pass way through the club’s mega store positioned strategically that has all the merchandise including club replica jerseys. This is another avenue that the club makes revenue from.-Ticket sale-Ticket booth at Camp NouAfter 50 percent revenue coming from TV rights, the club makes a lot of money from merchandise and ticket sales. From the airport to the city streets, all sorts of Barcelona merchandise and souvenirs are sold.Not only during match day but every day you will find vendors inside and outside the stadium selling caps €15 (Ksh 1,600), jerseys €50 (Ksh 5,600), scarfs, flags €15 (Ksh 1,600), key holders and many more.Merchandise stalls outside the Camp NouVendors selling merchandise outside Camp Nou Stadium“This is a very good business, today 100,000 people have passed by my shop, most bought items are scarf and caps. I am based here every day,’’ Tony one of the vendors revealed to Capital Sport.About the tickets, unlike in other countries like in England for the English Premier League where no tickets are sold on match day, in Barcelona, tickets are sold till two hours to kick-off.The ticket price is friendly compared to other European leagues like in the English Premier League, but varies from the type of opponent and seat.For instance the match we attended pitting Barcelona who had already clinched the league title and Getafe, the cheapest ticket was selling at €13 (Ksh 1,400) while to the expensive retailed at €290 (Ksh32,700).Barcelona v Getafe ticket“It’s lovely to see the Nou Camp and the home of football in Barcelona, I have brought my family here to enjoy the experience. Tickets here are cheater than in England,” John Anderson, a tourist from London told Capital Sport.-Espanyol Stadium-Espanyol StadiumThe same is replicated at RCD Espanyol Stadium (40,000 capacity) that is 5 km away from Camp Nou despite the club having a budget of €100 million (Ksh 11 billion).With not so many world stars and legends being part of their squad, their idol is Tottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino who played for Espanyol from 1994-2001 to make him the most capped foreign player in the team with 216 appearances alongside Cameroonian legend Thomas N’Kono.Mauricio Pochettino is an Espanyol legend“Espanyol is a special club because we are the underdogs in Barcelona since we are not as rich as Barca but we are one of the biggest clubs in Spain. We have budget of €100 million per season, 50 percent comes from TV rights while the rest are from business that we do; tickets, merchandise sale,” Abit Tollo, Espanyol Tour guide told Capital Sport in Spain.Espanyol trophy capinet“The cheapest ticket at Espanyol is €30 (Ksh3,400) while the most expensive is €200 (Ksh 22,500). This has been made possible by the marketing department that achieve it from the great help of tourists that come to Barcelona. At the museum we have a display of all the trophies we have won and the pictures of club legends like Pochettino,” he added.-How Gor, AFC can emulate-Gor Mahia and AFC Leopards fans in a past Mashemeji derby.PHOTO/courtesy.Contrary, back home, Gor and AFC Leopards depend hugely on sponsors and in this case only one in the name of betting firm SportPesa who injected Ksh198,607,000 (€1.7 million) to Gor and Ksh 156,406,403 (€1.3) to AFC for three years, running from 2018-2021.AFC Leopards chairman Dan Mule (left), SportPesa CEO Ronald Karuri (center) and Gor Mahia chairman Ambrose Rachier during the meeting when the title sponsor reinstated the partenership.PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluThis amount is a drop in the ocean, considering the season budgets for the two clubs, with Gor’s scaling higher because of playing in the CAF assignment. Both clubs have a budget of Ksh5 million (€44,288.92) a month.But if the two clubs can borrow a leaf from Barcelona and Espanyol, some of these things can be achieved since they have huge following to support it.With both clubs having offices, the museum idea is a sleeping cash cow that the two can maximize on, especially for Gor who are the most successful club in Kenya.It’s a shame that the CAF Cup Winners’ Cup they won in 1987, their top achievement has never been seen by loyal green army fans.The club brags of producing the best players in the likes of legendary Kenya striker William Ouma ‘Chege’ who was the top scorer with 19 goals when they won their inaugural League title in 1968, play maker Allan Thigo, Maurice Ochieng, Peter Dawo, Austin Oduor, Sammy Onyango ‘jogoo’ among others.Gor Mahia and Harambee Stars legend Peter DawoThey have also won a lot of trophies 17 KPL titles, 3 CECAFA Club titles, 10 FKF Shield, 3 Super Cup and 2 KPL Top 8 titles.All this can be displayed in a museum where their loyal fans who throng in thousands to the Tom Mboya stature before and after the match would be interested to get a glimpse of their club history on a fee.To make this possible, the club should have a vibrant marketing department that thinks of making money outside the ticket sale and merchandise and if possible revive the Gor Bread that used rake in Sh130,000 (€1,1500) and invent more products that would generate revenue to the club.Gor Mahia patron and former Prime Minister Raila Odinga when he launched the Elliot deal in 2015. PHOTO/FILEThe same applies to their rivals AFC Leopards, who boast of producing Elijah Lidonde, the legendary Joe Kadenge, Joe Masiga and Noah Wanyama, the father of Harambee Stars captain and Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Victor Wanyama among others.AFC Leopards have a great story to tell as well by the virtue of being the second most successful club in Kenya with 13 KPL titles, 10 FKF Shield crowns and 5 CECAFA Club titles.-Alex Isaboke is reporting from Barcelona, Spain-0Shares0000(Visited 13 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

ARDARA BRIGHT-SPARKS PLUG INTO A LOW ENERGY CHRISTMAS!

first_imgStunning Ardara in al its Christmas glory last year.The town of Ardara is going low energy this Christmas with their Christmas lights display. The new lighting system with over 700 x 0.5 watt bulbs will run over the festive period for less than €100 saving up to €1800 on previous years.Erected by Shane Mulreanny and Co the new system will be a welcome boost to Ardara in the hope of attracting shoppers and people socialising over the Festive season . Liam Whyte from Aradra has urged other towns to take the same approach to help reduce the carbon footprint and reduce costs .The lights will be switched on by the Ardara Ladies Intermediate Co. Champions on Sunday 6th of December at 6pm and a large crowd is expected .Mr Whyte has urged people to come out to the switch on.“It’s a very festive occasion for kids and adults who bring a very homely atmosphere to the town and it’s great for people coming home to a well displayed town “ ARDARA BRIGHT-SPARKS PLUG INTO A LOW ENERGY CHRISTMAS! was last modified: December 2nd, 2015 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:ArdaraChristmas lightsdonegallow energylast_img read more

Harry Kane to make it three straight Premier League golden boots? CORAL DD

first_imgCoral’s Dave Stevens joins the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast to round up the latest sporting odds.Can ‘three-season wonder’ Harry Kane continue his hot streak with Tottenham to win the Premier League’s battle of the strikers again this term?The Spurs star was won the top flight’s golden boot award for the last two years running, and is 11/4 to win a third as Tottenham aim to go one better than their runners-up spot in the table.But, can Romelu Lukaku’s move to Manchester United see the Belgian plunder regular goals?The new Red Devils striker is 9/2 to end the season as top scorer, while Manchester City’s Sergio Aguero is 5/1 and Diego Costa – IF he stays at Chelsea – is 30/2.Coral is the official betting partner of the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfastlast_img

WOMAN SELLING DONEGAL FLAGS AND SCARVES WAS SAVING FANS MONEY!

first_imgA woman who was illegally selling hats and scarves to GAA fans was doing so to save people paying three times the price in Dublin!Donegal fans bought plenty of flags!Theresa Ann Maughan, 52, admitted not having a trader’s license when she was stopped by Gardai selling the GAA memorabilia to Donegal GAA fans in Raphoe on September 13th last. Her solicitor Kieran O’Gorman said she did not have a license and people were buying the items to prevent themselves paying there times the price in Dublin.Garda Inspector Goretti Sheridan asked the court if the seized GAA memorabilia could be forfeited to the state.Judge Paul Kelly said he hoped the hats, scarves and flags will be put to good use later in the year!He applied the Probation Act to Ms Maughan of 99 St Patrick’s Estate, Ballina, Co Mayo.WOMAN SELLING DONEGAL FLAGS AND SCARVES WAS SAVING FANS MONEY! was last modified: June 22nd, 2015 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:donegalDonegal GAAfansFLAGSscarveslast_img read more

HSE STAFF IN DONEGAL TO GET FLU VACCINE

first_imgMinister for Health Leo Varadkar TD at the Letterkenny General Hospital with Anne Flood, Sean Murphy, Laurence Thompson, Anne McAteer, Louise Doherty, Joe Mugh, Mary Kelly, Bernie McNulty, Aine Flannigan, Kathy Barrett and Paddy Rooney. Photo- Clive WassonHundreds of HSE staff across Donegal are to get the flu vaccine on Monday next.This will be the third year the campaign has been run. The launch will take place at Letterkenny General Hospital from 10:30am to 12:30am in a joint launch between Letterkenny General Hospital, and HSE Community staff.It is an opportunity for all HSE staff that work in Donegal both in Letterkenny General Hospital and in the Community to come along and get their free flu vaccine for this years influenza season to ensure they are protected against the virus. The Minister for Health Leo Varadkar at a visit to LGH yesterday, met with the Donegal staff flu vaccine committee and praised the work they are doing in promoting the vaccine.He said ‘This is a great initiative and I’m delighted to see at first hand the community and the hospital working together to promote the flu vaccine among HSE staff in Donegal.”In HSE Donegal there are currently 46 Flu Champions who work in a variety of different sectors within the HSE to promote the vaccine among their colleagues and among the patients/clients whom they work with.Donegal is the first county in Ireland to have adopted the concept of Flu champions. The role of Flu Champions is to serve as in house advocates for the Flu programme and promote it and support it to the best of their ability.One of these Flu Champions is Maureen Long, a Public Health Nurse for the Ballybofey area, based in Primary Care Centre Stranorlar speaking on behalf of the Public Health Nursing service she stated ‘Our role is two fold, firstly to encourage uptake of the flu vaccine among our colleagues and secondly to promote the flu vaccine among patients in the community. “Our job involves having access to older people in their homes and also having access to other people in at risk groups that require the flu vaccine such as people with diabetes and other chronic conditions. Therefore we are in an ideal position to promote the vaccine. We also work closely with GP practices on a day to day basis to encourage their patients to attend clinics to get the vaccine. I tell all staff that this is a serious condition that can affect you and your patients and by getting the vaccine, as their healthcare provider you help prevent them from getting the flu.’Tina Duncan works as a Community Nurse Manager in Buncrana Community Hospital. She is also a designated Flu Champion. Tina described her role as Flu Champion as follows ‘I see myself as a health educator. My role is to educate people as to why they should take the vaccine. We need to promote it so as to cut down on the level of illness due to flu. We need to get the message across to workers to take the vaccine so that they don’t pass on the flu virus to clients. I promote the vaccine among the patients as well as my colleagues’.Many Donegal GPs have also voiced their support for the Donegal Staff Flu Vaccine Campaign such as Dr Paul Stewart. In support of the HSE Donegal Staff Influenza Vaccination Campaign initiatives and in particular when speaking specifically speaking about Carers and Healthcare workers Dr Stewart stated “All Carers should get the flu jag this Autumn. It’s safe, it’s free and we owe it to those we care for!”Dr Mannion also voiced his support for the campaign.“I very much support the HSE Flu vaccine campaign. It is essential in trying to keep vulnerable patients well and out of hospitals during the winter months. We follow up on non attendees to our flu vaccine clinic. It is well worth the effort as the admission of elderly patients to hospital has been consequently reduced. “ HSE STAFF IN DONEGAL TO GET FLU VACCINE was last modified: October 2nd, 2015 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:donegalflu vaccineHSElast_img read more