Holy Trinity footballer to get help from PLCA

first_imgCancer-stricken Holy Trinity High footballer Jordan Foote has expressed his appreciation to the public for their financial support and the hundreds of get-well messages as he fights to recuperate from bone cancer in his knee.Foote was outstanding for his school last year as they surprised even themselves by reaching the FLOW Super Cup final.The 17-year-old is hospitalised with a condition that requires an urgent operation and he has been ruled out of this year’s ISSA/FLOW Manning Cup.The estimated cost for the surgery is $700,000.”I am feeling all right and positive. My pain is on and off,” Foote told The Sunday Gleaner during a telephone interview which was facilitated by his mother, Nadine Sutherland, yesterday.”I thank everyone for their support. I miss playing football and I hope to play again soon. On Monday, the doctors will decide what next, so I am hoping for the best,” he outlined.Meanwhile, Foote is expected to receive support tomorrow from a fundraising initiative led by local footballer Renae Lloyd, who helped to rally a Premier League Clubs Association (PLCA) fundraising campaign which raised $400,000.FOOTBALLIS LIFELloyd is leading an initiative dubbed ‘Football is life and our life is football’ and approached PLCA general manager and Boys’ Town coach Andrew Price for assistance.”I want to start a fund for the young man, and I have asked all players and officials of PLCA Jamaica to contribute a $1,000 to help with surgery. I will start the ball rolling by contributing the first $1,000. Each one help one,” Lloyd said.Lloyd, a former Boys’ Town player, maintains a good relationship with Price, despite playing for current RSPL champions Arnett Gardens.”From a PLCA perspective, all clubs will give $30,000 from their monthly drawdown. We want to reach out as players and former players because this is an outstanding young player who played for his school as we did, and we should stand united in support of him,” Price said.Members of the public can also make donations by contacting the Holy Trinity High School at 922-3395 or 922-5727.last_img read more

Mysterious plane damage while in flight rattles Oklahoma Thunder

first_imgJake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny Here comes the reign again OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson MOST READ Several players demanded an explanation for the damage.“We had a rough flight to say the least,” New Zealand star Steven Adams said in a Tweet addressed to NASA, prominent astrophysicist Neil Degrasse Tyson and scientist Bill Nye.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smog“30,000 feet in the air. Flying to Chicago. What caused this?” Adams wrote above an image of the damaged plane.Carmelo Anthony was similarly concerned, posting the same image of the plane’s badly dented nose. Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. center_img LATEST STORIES View comments Oklahoma Thunder Steven Adams is boggled about what caused this huge dent on the nose of the jet they traveled on from Minnesota to Chicago. STEVEN ADAMS TWITTER PAGECHICAGO, United States — Spooked Oklahoma City Thunder players took to Twitter on Saturday after a plane carrying them to Chicago suffered mysterious damage mid-flight.Dramatic images posted by Thunder players on social media showed the nose of their jet travelling from Minnesota caved in.ADVERTISEMENT Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set 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 “What possibly could we have hit in the SKY at this time of night? Everyone is safe, though,” Anthony wrote.The Thunder were travelling to Chicago to face the Bulls later Saturday following a 119-116 loss to Minnesota on Friday. /cbbSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextlast_img read more

UConn gets share of Big East title

first_imgConnecticut (24-2, 13-0) jumped on the Panthers early, using full-court pressure to spark an 18-0 run and take a 29-6 lead. Houston had 10 points during the run and Pittsburgh turned the ball over seven times. The Panthers (20-6, 8-5) were down 11-6 before going more than 5:30 without a field goal, making just four of 17 shots during that stretch. Between 1994-2004, the Huskies won or shared all 11 of the conference’s regular-season titles. UConn can secure this year’s title outright when it visits South Florida on Tuesday night. “We still feel we have a lot to do,” the Huskies’ Renee Montgomery said. “We really want to go undefeated (in the Big East).” No. 9 Stanford 74, Oregon 56: Jayne Appel had 18 points and 11 rebounds and Candice Wiggins scored 17 points for the visiting Cardinal (23-4, 15-1). No. 13 Texas A&M 62, Oklahoma 60: Takia Starks hit a jumper with 0.3seconds remaining to help the Aggies (20-5, 10-3 Big 12) survive another scare from the host Cowgirls (17-9, 5-8). No. 14 Oklahoma 70, Texas Tech 67: Jenna Plumley scored a career-high 22 points for the visiting Sooners (20-4, 10-3 Big 12). Charde Houston scored 23 points and No. 5 Connecticut beat Pittsburgh 82-68 on Saturday in Hartford, Conn., to secure at least a share of its first Big East regular-season championship in three years. “It means a lot,” said Houston, who watched Rutgers take the title the past twoseasons. “Playing here at Connecticut, you want to win everything. You just want to be on a championship team.” center_img No. 18 Bowling Green 85, Buffalo 44: Megan Thorburn scored 22 points to help the visiting Falcons (24-2, 13-0) clinch the Mid-American Conference East Division title. Missouri 65, No. 19 Nebraska 53: EeTisha Riddle scored 14 of her 16points in the second half to lead the visiting Tigers (16-10, 4-9 Big 12). No. 21 Marquette 65, No. 20 Louisville 54: Christina Quaye scored 20 points and Krystal Ellis added 19 to lead the host Golden Eagles (22-4, 10-3 Big East) led 34-30 at halftime and opened the secondhalf with a 12-1 run. No. 22 California 67, Oregon State 61 (2OT): Ashley Walker had 18 points, including a key layup in the second overtime, and the Golden Bears (20-7, 10-6 Pacific-10) earned their first 20-win season since the 1991-92 team went 20-9. No. 23 Rutgers 62, Villanova 32: Essence Carson had 16 points and 12rebounds as the visiting Scarlet Knights (17-7, 10-3 Big East) won their third straight game and dealt the Wildcats (7-19, 1-12) their school-record 11thstraight game. 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

WW II B-17 bomber goes on display

first_img160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! “The one thing about the B-17 is you could blow half the plane away and it could still bring you home,” said Adolf Fix, an 84-year-old former World War II gunner who survived being shot down from the plane over Germany three times. Fix, a longtime Antelope Valley resident, joined the media on a B-17 flight Monday. The throaty aircraft flew over the outskirts of developed Lancaster and then along the ridgeline of Angeles National Forest. “It’s a heavy plane,” pilot Rick Fernalld said. “It doesn’t have the stability controls that today’s aircraft has, but that’s part of the fun; stepping back into history and flying a basic airplane.” gideon.rubin@dailynews.com (661) 267-7802 LANCASTER – Even in its own time, the B-17 bomber wasn’t the sleekest, fastest or greatest capacity plane in the Army Air Forces’ fleet. But what the four-engine aircraft lacked in those areas, it more than made up for in efficiency and durability. The B-17, dubbed the “Flying Fortress,” was instrumental in the bombing campaign against Germany in World War II that accelerated the war’s end. The Experimental Aircraft Association honors the plane’s legacy at William J. Fox Airfield, where the restored plane is available to be flown and toured by the public today and Wednesday. last_img read more

Sunderland boss Poyet in anxious wait over Atletico Madrid midfielder

first_imgSunderland target Cristian Rodriguez will make a decision on his future at Atletico Madrid this week, according to Spanish newspaper AS.Black Cats boss Gus Poyet wants to add his Uruguayan compatriot Rodriguez to his squad at the Stadium of Light and has been frustrated by his failed attempts to prise him away from the Spanish capital this summer.Poyet last week revealed that his hopes of signing the winger were being hampered by financial issues.Rodriguez, who is nicknamed ‘The Onion’, is a popular figure at Atleti and officials at the La Liga champions insist the player will have the final say over his future, which is expected to be decided this week.The 28-year-old made only two league starts last season and is thought to be keen to leave the club in pursuit of greater first-team opportunities, and he is aware of Sunderland’s interest.He has just under two years left on his deal at the Vicente Calderon and is rated at around £4.5million. Cristian Rodriguez [right] in action for Uruguay 1last_img read more

We tried our best, laments Conte

first_img0Shares0000Chelsea manager Antonio Conte cannot bear to watch as he sees his side succumb to a shock defeat to Bournemouth. Photo/DAILY MAILLONDON, United Kingdom, Feb 1 – Antonio Conte said his Chelsea players did their best at Stamford Bridge on Wednesday night as they went down to a shock 3-0 defeat to Bournemouth.Three second-half goals from Callum Wilson, Junior Stanislas and Chelsea academy graduate Nathan Ake condemned the Blues to another surprising defeat in an increasingly inconsistent season. After the game Conte refused to offer an excuses for what was a lacklustre display.“Tough night, but if you remember very well, I predicted this tough night yesterday during the press conference,” he said. “If you remember, I said it would be very, very tough for a lot of reasons. It happened, but now we have to move on and see the next game.“Now it would be very simple to find a lot of excuses, a lot of alibis. This is not the right way, also because I don’t want to. For sure we made a lot of mistakes together. When we win, we win together. When we lose, we lose together.“I think the players tried to do their best, honestly. The commitment of the players was great. But, despite this, we lost. It was a bad defeat. But football is not simple. You have to prepare, to study, and then to try and prepare for every situation, every game, every season.“Now the most important thing is to understand we have to fight. This season will be very tough. We must be ready to struggle this season for everything.“We are doing everything, we are doing 120 percent. I’m exploiting this squad at the maximum level. If someone doesn’t agree about this, I’m here. I have to accept every situation. I’m very relaxed about [the pressure]. I know that I’m doing a great job, a great work, me and the staff and the players.”Asked if he thought Chelsea were overachieving this season, Conte replied: “Yes, I think we are doing more [than expected].”The defeat saw the Blues slip to fourth place in the table, 18 points behind leaders Manchester City and just two ahead of fifth-placed Tottenham.“Yes, we must be worried [about the top four],” Conte added. “It won’t be easy. But this is normal. It won’t be easy this season, and we have to fight. I think the players are starting to understand that this season, we have to struggle for a position in the Champions League.“But I think the players, until now, are great. They are [at the] very, very top for their commitment and their behaviours. If they hadn’t done that, our place in the table would be worse.“We have to understand that, if we want to speak about football and if we think to understand football we know very well this will be very difficult for us. If we want only to dream and not see the reality – in this case, I can tell you now we can fight to win the title this season!“It will be very important to look at the reality and to know that, if we are able to reach a place in the Champions League [by finishing in the top four], it will be a great success for us. Otherwise we have a normal season.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

GAA NEWS: GAEIL FHÁNADA LADIES WIN JUNIOR GAELTACHT TITLE

first_imgNótaí Gaeil FhánadaCumann na mBan Seaimpíní Comórtas Peile na Gaeltachta 2016 (Junior Gaeltacht Champions)Cluiche Ceannais Comórtas Peile na GaeltachtaMna Gaeil Fhánada 4:08 v N Mhuire 2:08Comhghairdeas mór lenár Mna a bhain Cluiche Ceannais Comórtas Peile na Gaeltachta an Condae an Domhnach seo caite!  Comhghairdeas fosta le John, Hughie agus an foireann uilig!  Maith  sibh uilig! Na buaiteoirí: Rosin McGinley,  Niamh McDevitt,  Aisling Howe,  Gráinne Friel,  Maggie Friel, Orla McGonigle, Mariosa Friel,  Michelle Doherty (2-0, 1-0 pen),  Aoife McDevitt,  Orlaigh Carr,  Hannah Shiels (0-2, 1f),  Shauna Howe, Mairead Coll (1-1), Siobhan Coyle (0-3, 2f), Shannen Sweeney. Subs: Caoimhe Walsh (1-0) for S Sweeney (half-time), Lauren Carr (0-1) for O Carr (40), Aisling Mc Devitt (0-1, 1f) for Friel (46), Roisin Carr for S Howe (57), Natasha McElwaine for Coyle (59), Lisa Mc Conigley, Eimear Mc Conigley, Shona Rogers, Orla Sweeney, Eimear Gibbons, Roisin Mc Elwaine & Eilish Mc Carron.Our Ladies play McCumhaill’s away this Sunday morning at 11a.m in Mac Cumhaill Park, Ballybofey. Referee to be confirmed later.  Keep up the good work ladies!  Come out and support our Gaeltacht Champions!U12 GirlsTraining continues every Friday evening at 6p.m.Our girls play away to Termon next Tuesday evening 10th May.  Come along and support the future of our Club!Tues 17th May v Glenswilly(Home), Tues 24th May v Na Dunaibh (Away), Tues 31st May v Milford(Home). Jackpot next week is €1,100. Come on buy a ticket!John & JP on duty next week€50 winner is Darragh John FrielSeniors & ReservesAllSportStore.com Division 3 Round 7 Our boys play at home to Urris on Saturday this week at 6.00p.m. and 7.30pm in Tria Locha.  Referees are Don Langan (Seniors) and Benny Trearty (Reserves).Babhta 6Críoghnaigh ár Foireann Soisir ar comhscór le N Bríd ach ní raibh an tádh leis an Foireann Sinsir.Gaeil Fhánada Lotto ResultsNo jackpot winner. Numbers drawn were 03, 04, 05, 06, 08. Bonus No.14€100 winner is Margaret Green, €50 winner is Darragh John Friel,Jackpot next week is €1,100.  Come on buy a ticket!John & JP on duty next weekBord na nÓgU6s, 8s & 10s – training for boys and girls born in 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, and 2011 everySaturday from 5pm to 6pm.  Don’t forget to bring your own water bottle and €1 to cover costof hall.U12  training continues in Rossnakill Resource Centre every Thursday @ 5.45pm sharp. Allboys born in the years 2004, 2005, 2006, to attend this session. Bring your own water bottleand €1 to cover the cost of the hall. Further info contact Patrick Heraghty 0872719182 .Teach Solais Fhánada (Fanad Lighthouse)Comhghairdeas mór chuig gach duine a chuir le chéile an deireadh seachtain seo caite, Forbairt Fhánada Teo, Emer Ní Mhathúna agus an fhoireann uilig.  Bhí sé thar barr!  Maith sibh!  Congratulations to Emer, John, Brid and all who put together the Opening of the Lighthouse and Shine a light on Summer Festival weekend, it was excellent!  We don’t appreciate enough – the beauty that is on our doorstep!  Enjoy and spread the word.Comhghairdeas  d’fhoireann Readóirí Fhánada – Manghus Mac Giolla Bháin, Maria Mhic Giolla Bháin, Neil Mac Giolla Bháin agus Seán O Dorraidhín – tháinig siad san dara áit i dTráth na gCeist Craobh na hÉireann i Luimneach ag an deireadh seachtaine. Maith sibh!Cúl CampGaeil Fhánada Cúl Camp will take place this year 25th to 29th July.  Applications will beavailable in schools shortly for anyone who wants to avail of an easy payment plan or bycontacting Fiona Shiels on 085 1555645.COULD EVERYONE PLEASE HAVE THEIR NOTES SENT TO MARGARETTA BY10P.M ON A SUNDAY NIGHT EVERY WEEK. GRMA!For all other information re: Gaeil Fhánada C.L.G.  please check out our Facebook page.Don’t forget – if you’re looking for Gaeil Fhánada Club gear – it is available from MichaelMurphy Sports!GAA NEWS: GAEIL FHÁNADA LADIES WIN JUNIOR GAELTACHT TITLE was last modified: May 3rd, 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:GAAGaeil FhanadaSportlast_img read more

Real Madrid ace reacts to reports Liverpool have made huge bid for him

first_img Every current Premier League club’s best kit from the past decade silverware The 22-year-old has won 14 caps for his nation, and is regarded as one of the brightest talents in world football following his impressive performances for Real Madrid.Asensio has scored 21 goals in 91 appearances for the Bernabeu club, but there have been suggestions he could leave Madrid this summer.A host of Europe’s biggest clubs have been tracking Asensio, and recent reports state that Liverpool have made an offer for the youngster worth around £159million (€180m). Asensio made 53 appearances in all competitions last season gameday cracker RANKED It is believed Real have received the bid and are considering it, and Asensio was asked about these reports by Marca while interviewed at the World Cup.“It’s out there,” Asensio said of the reported interest, “but I’m focused on the World Cup.“When it’s over I’ll talk about that kind of thing, my head is in Russia.” smart causal How the Premier League table could change after the Boxing Day fixtures shining Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT Asensio was speaking while part of Spain’s World Cup squad in Russia predicted REVEALED Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade possible standings Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? Marco Asensio has reacted to Liverpool’s reported interest in him, with the Real Madrid ace admitting he is only focused on the World Cup right now.Asensio, the attacking midfielder, is currently part of the Spain squad in Russia, with La Roja finishing top of Group B to book a round-of-16 knockout tie with the hosts. 2 huge blow Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won Premier League Team of the Season so far, including Liverpool and Leicester stars 2 REVEALED Latest Liverpool news England’s most successful clubs of the past decade, according to trophies won Liverpool have already completed one signing this summer, with Fabinho, the midfielder, arriving from Monaco. He will be joined at Anfield by Naby Keita, who is linking up with the Reds this summer after being purchased from RB Leipzig this time last year. How Liverpool could line up at Leicester with midfielder set for lengthy absence last_img read more

BREAKING NEWS: YOU COULDN’T MAKE IT UP! KILCAR WOMAN WINS SJP’S €2,000 HANDBAG!

first_imgBREAKING NEWS: BY MARIE DUFFY: A woman who lives beside Sarah Jessica Parker’s holiday home in Co Donegal tonight won the star’s famous handbag in a charity raffle!Brid Mc Shane from Kilcar is the envy of all the women of the world after winning one of the most coveted handbags in fashion history.She was the winner of the iconic Paco Rabanne le69 handbag donated by the Hollywood actress to the Killybegs women’s group. The bag attracted worldwide media attention after the ‘Sex in the City’ star kindly donated it to the group to raffle as the star prize in their ‘bags of style’ night.The actress has a holiday home with her husband Matthew Broderick in nearby Kilcar.The raffle was a great success with almost 2,000 tickets being sold with many hoping to get their hands on the handbag worth around €2,000.Carol McClean spokeswoman for the Killybegs women’s group said that the night was a ‘huge success’ and that she was delighted that a local woman had won the handbag. “Brid is from the same townland that Sarah Jessica Parker’s holidays in, and its lovely that a local person won the bag”, she said.“The whole night was a wonderful success and a great example of what women can achieve when they come together.“Although the handbag was the star of the night, we also wanted to highlight to others the importance of women coming together and volunteering in their community to make it a better place. The whole event was hard work, but entirely worth it.”BREAKING NEWS: YOU COULDN’T MAKE IT UP! KILCAR WOMAN WINS SJP’S €2,000 HANDBAG! was last modified: July 16th, 2011 by gregShare 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:handbag winnerkilcarKillybegssarah jessica parkerlast_img read more

INDEPENDENT COUNCILLOR JOHN CAMPBELL CHOSEN AS NEW MAYOR OF COUNTY COUNCIL

first_imgBREAKING NEWS: Independent councillor John Campbell is to be elected the new chairman of Donegal County Council.An all-party inclusive agreement will see the Mountcharles man elected to the position.It had been reported that Sinn Fein’s Jack Murray was to be the new chairman but this is not the case. Nicholas Crossan from Buncrana has been selected as the vice chairman of the council.All 37 councillors are currently meeting at County House in Lifford for the first meeting of the newly-formed council.Cllr Ciaran Brogan of Fianna Fail said he was pleased with the selection of Cllr Campbell and said he hoped the make-up of the new council would be a fruitful one for the people of Donegal.  INDEPENDENT COUNCILLOR JOHN CAMPBELL CHOSEN AS NEW MAYOR OF COUNTY COUNCIL was last modified: June 6th, 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:Cllr John Campbellcounty councildonegallast_img read more