Ceres-Negros tries to scale Home United wall in Singapore

first_imgNadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Peza offers relief to ecozone firms Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ SINGAPORE—With its title on the line, Ceres-Negros faces a daunting challenge of overcoming a team that it has yet to beat this year in the AFC Cup Asean zonal final on Wednesday night here.Held to a 1-1 draw last week by Singapore’s Home United in the first leg in Bacolod City, the Busmen face another long night of figuring out ways to break down what has been an almost impenetrable defense by the Singaporeans at Jalan Besar Stadium here.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 LATEST STORIES ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins Gov’t in no rush to rescue animals in Taal MOST READ Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWscenter_img In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Perez sparks late run as Pirates turn back Blazers Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Ceres took the lead when Blake Powell scored an eighth minute penalty, but Home United grabbed a vital away goal at Panaad through Isaka Cernak, which meant that Ceres needs to score in the second leg.A 1-0 win will be enough for the Busmen to win on aggregate, but a 2-2 draw will also mean the Bacolod side goes through on away goals. Another 1-1 result sends the game into extra time.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’“It’s a final and nobody can expect an easy game,” said Ceres coach Risto Vidakovic. “The players will give everything to win this game, to win the final, to get the title, and there are no doubts about that.”Ceres made history last year when it beat Home over two legs in the zonal finals, but the second leg was played at Panaad where the Busmen scored a 2-0 victory. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. After winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk But it has turned out to be a different scenario this year as Ceres remains in search of its first win against Home in five meetings this season.Disciplined and well-drilled defensively, the Singapore club is one of the few teams that have stifled the Ceres attack, despite the Busmen owning plenty of possession in their matches.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View commentslast_img read more

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Ex-Policeman shot dead while escaping from custody

first_imgAn ex-Police Officer, who was accused of robbery on Monday morning made attempts to escape from custody, but was shot by former colleagues while driving away.After he was shot, he continued to drive and crashed his motor car into a trench at Vryheid’s Lust, East Coast Demerara (ECD).Dead is Ryan Vaux, 36, of Norton Street, Lodge. He was pronounced dead on arrival at the Georgetown Public Hospital.According to information received, at 01:10h, ranks of a mobile Police patrol along Broad Street, Montrose, East Coast Demerara recognised a man running behind a motor vehicle with registration number PSS 6835. He was reportedly shouting that he had beenThe mangled car in the trench after the accident surrounded by Policerobbed of a sum of money by persons in the vehicle.The Police subsequently intercepted the motor vehicle with one man at the steering wheel and a male passenger. A search was conducted on the men and $21,000 in cash was found.The male passenger and the robbery victim, Deryck Persaud, 46, of Cummings Lodge, ECD, were placed in the Police vehicle and the motor vehicle driven by Vaux was escorted to the Sparendaam Police Station.While on their way there, Persaud informed the Police that he had been robbed by the two men who were armed with a handgun and a knife.Upon arrival at the Police Station, the ranks approached Vaux, but he brandished a firearm and drove off in the vehicle in an attempt to escape during which the Police discharged a round hitting him to the body.Still bent on escaping, Vaux continued driving for a short while before crashing in the vicinity of Vryheid’s Lust Access Road, ECD. Police have since retrieved a pellet gun from the mangled car. The other suspect is in Police custody assisting with the investigations.When Guyana Times visited the dead man’s home at Lot 80 Norton Street, Georgetown, his relatives were reluctant to offer a comment. One group of young ladies explained that they were not related to the ex-Police rank and directed media operatives to another house.While this publication was there, a woman was on her mobile phone relating the incident to the person on the other end of the line, but she refused to give a comment.She, too, directed media operatives to another house claiming that the dead man’s wife would be there, but it turned out not to be so.Meanwhile, Crime Chief Wendell Blanhum told Guyana Times that the matter was being investigated by members of the Office of Professional Responsibility (OPR).last_img read more

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Fort St. John Wrestlers competing at Nationals

first_imgRepresenting the Fort St. John Wrestling Club at the national tournament will be Roylene Oliarny, Devon Shelkie, Conner White, and Taylor McLeod, accompanied by head coach Paul Kalas.The adventure for our five local competitors begins Thursday with weigh-ins, medicals and time to hit the mat for some practice sessions.Preliminaries begin the morning of Friday, April 5, with competition running all day Friday and culminating early Saturday evening with the bronze and gold medal matches.- Advertisement -Recently, the local wrestlers earned their opportunity to compete at the national level by having successful outings at the Western Canadian Age Class competition in Kamloops.last_img

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Cal State jobs are a tough sell

first_img 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! High housing costs have made it difficult to recruit and retain veteran professors for the nation’s largest university system, forcing the California State University to fill out its faculty with less-experienced educators, officials say. Administrators said they hope more applicants will be attracted by a four-year contract tentatively approved last week that would raise salaries by 20percent. But they concede it’s still a tough sell because of the high price of living in the Golden State. “The CSU had been running on goodwill in terms of California being a desirable place to live. But what’s happened in the last few years is that the economy has become so bad that whatever benefit that we had – like the weather, the orange trees we have on campus – has been washed out,” said James David Ballard, president of the California Faculty Association chapter at California State University, Northridge. Ballard said CSUN has seen a declining number of applicants for tenure-track positions since 2002, and contract negotiations that dragged on for two years contributed to the problem. The campus has filled about one-third of the 65 vacancies for the fall semester. While retirements created some of the vacancies, the Cal State system also is a frequent target of “poaching,” with faculty being lured to other colleges that promise more pay, a lighter workload and more time for research. The CSU system – the nation’s largest with 417,000 students on 23 campuses – filled 720 of the 971 searches for open positions in 2005, the last year for which complete data are available. Among those who refused the offer of a CSU job, 42percent said they received better offers elsewhere, and 15percent said the salary available just wasn’t good enough. As a result, Ballard said, the administration will hire a less-experienced instructor – and that candidate may not always be the first choice to fill the job. “You hire a new professor at the cheapest rate possible, as opposed to hiring someone with experience you would have to pay more,” he said. “Before, our first choices were saying, `I can go to Nebraska and buy a home for those wages,”‘ Ballard said. “Then it was our second or third choices saying that. Now those are gone, too. Now, we’re finding ourselves hiring our fifth and sixth choices. You’re still getting good people but not the best people.” According to the recruiting report, 38percent of the instructors hired at CSUN in 2005 had less than four years’ experience, and 25percent had not yet completed their doctorate. At Cal State Los Angeles, 33percent of new hires had less than four years’ experience, while that number soared to 58percent at Long Beach. Recruiting and retention problems are not unique to CSUN, said Harry Hellenbrand, campus provost and vice president for academic affairs. “I don’t want to downplay what we’re going through here, but if you’re teaching in similar institutions such as in Boston, New York, Washington, D.C., or Seattle, all the coastal cities are seeing this high cost of living,” Hellenbrand said. “The main thing is the cost of living is such that the people cannot afford to live here, particularly if they don’t have housing. “We’re hoping the new contract will give us equity with other institutions over the next few years.” Heavy workload Ballard, who teaches in CSUN’s sociology department and is widely regarded as an expert in terrorism trends and counterterrorism tactics, has received offers from three competing universities that would allow him to teach three classes a semester instead of four. “For a young faculty member, that’s a very attractive lure,” Ballard said. “You can get a home. You can get a middle-class lifestyle. It’s not just working less, but you can do more of what you like.” He said he stayed in California because he has family in the Los Angeles area. But instructor Amir Hussain left CSUN two years ago to teach religious studies at Loyola Marymount University. He teaches three classes instead of four, and he recently published a book, “Oil and Water: Two Faiths, One God.” “It really was a frustration over salary and workload issues that caused me to leave,” Hussain said, adding that he stayed at CSUN for eight years because he grew up in a working-class family and wanted to teach students with whom he could relate. But when he didn’t get a pay raise to accompany his promotion from assistant to associate professor, he decided it was time to move on. “I was teaching four classes per semester, publishing and doing scholarly work and community service,” he said. “And here I was, a specialist in the Muslim community in America, and after 9-11 I was speaking at various lectures. But I was not getting any economic compensation.” He said he may have been persuaded to stay at CSUN if he had received a raise and if there were a housing subsidy. “Housing would have been a good deal,” he said. Living to teach Recognizing that housing is a problem for tenure-track instructors, CSUN administrators have included faculty residences in a plan for developing the north end of campus. It shows that about 850 homes could be built there by 2035, for those earning $40,000 to $100,000 a year. “Housing is the biggest factor in why people don’t come here, and there’s not much being done about that, except subsidized housing,” said Bob Stern, president for the Center for Government Studies in L.A. Neighboring Cal State Channel Islands, which opened in 2002 in Camarillo, has built 658 faculty housing units, most of them apartments. But there have been mixed reviews statewide about faculty housing, said Craig Flanery, associate secretary for the American Association of University Professors. “Some universities provide either good housing on or near campus, such as UCIrvine, which really attracts good faculty,” Flanery said. “UCLA attempted the same thing a few years ago, but a bit less successfully. They bought housing too far from campus, and faculty didn’t buy them.” Flanery, an adjunct professor at Cal State Los Angeles for 13 years, said he left that position because he, too, found it difficult to make ends meet, and he found himself driving long distances to teach. “What can happen is faculty end up living 20 to 40miles away from campus, spending more of their time on the road and away from the classroom, so there’s some serious work-performance concerns,” he said. But others such as Ballard of CSUN do not like the idea of faculty housing. “To me, it comes across as dorms for faculty,” Ballard said. “You’re going to work on campus, you’re going to live on campus. It’s going back to that company town mentality, where a company owned the house, the store and everything else. “That economic model was abandoned 70 years ago by most of corporate America.” Housing aside, many are hopeful that the latest contract agreement, which is expected to be ratified in the next few weeks, will help CSUN lure more qualified candidates. “Now that people can see some stability in their future earnings, something that is tangible as opposed to the last few years, those people will look at this as more of a potential than in the past,” Ballard said. “There’s some stability in the salary progression.” susan.abram@dailynews.com (818) 713-3664last_img
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‘Godfather’ of South L.A. rebuilding

first_imgThey call Danny Bakewell the godfather of South Los Angeles, and indeed there was a time when the real-estate developer and longtime civil-rights activist was the most feared man in the city. In the months after the 1992 riots, as the scarred city began to clean up the debris and ashes from businesses burned to the ground, Bakewell would occasionally shut down work sites for not using African-American workers, employing a level of drama befitting mythical television Mafia don Tony Soprano. “Danny Bakewell was there at ground zero, and his vision became a beacon to help guide us through very difficult days,” says John Bryant, founder and chairman of Operation Hope, which helped spur the economic recovery of South L.A. Adding to the drama of the repeated shutdowns were the advance calls to the news media from the Brotherhood Crusade, the African-American charity Bakewell headed. That ensured the camera shutters were snapping and the TV video rolling when a silver Rolls Royce cruised into view and a nattily dressed Bakewell stepped out, a menacing glare in his eyes. “And they’re happening today.” Bakewell, who was a close friend of the late celebrated lawyer Johnnie Cochran, is among those who look back and wonder what was learned from the riots and what was gained by all the federal and private pledges of rebuilding. “Did the rebuilding effort fail?” he asks rhetorically. “If I were to define the ingredients that should have been in the rebuilding effort, I would say, yes. It’s kind of like we needed a pound cake which was very heavy and got everybody involved in it, and what we got was an angel food cake. “You had a lot of people crunching statistics, but at the end of the day something got rebuilt but did the people rebuild it? Did people get jobs? Did they get trained? Do we have people who once were out of work who are now carpenters, bricklayers, brickmasons? Do they operate heavy-equipment machines? “We didn’t have any depth to what we were doing because the only thing anybody was trying to do was put out the fire.” Even Bakewell’s own crusade of demanding the hiring of more African-American workers was unable to meet its raised expectations – that, like Rebuild L.A., city and federal officials, he was overwhelmed by the scope of the rebuilding challenge. “People would call me and say, `You’ve got to come and close down this site.’ It was more than I could physically handle, in spite of the fact that I was happy to do it. But while I’m responding, something else is going awry.” tony.castro@dailynews.com (818) 713-3761 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! “I created this mantra: If black people aren’t going to work, nobody works,” recalls Bakewell, a 60-year-old multimillionaire who lives in Pasadena and is one of the wealthiest African-Americans in Los Angeles County. “Here we were in our own community, which had been burnt and smoldering. Everybody was talking about how we have to rebuild our community and allow the community to participate in the rebuilding. But when you looked at the things that were being rebuilt in the African-American community, there were no African-Americans working.” Because of his single-minded activism, Bakewell is looked upon today by many in his community as having been the catalyst for the transformation South Los Angeles has experienced in the last 15 years. “I’m the godfather of right, of doing something that was positive because you can’t say you’re operating in the best interest of the community and allow these things to happen,” he says. He pauses, then shakes his head. last_img
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Klopp says Liverpool are best team he has taken to a final

first_img0Shares0000Jurgen Klopp speaks to the press at Liverpool’s training ground © AFP / Anthony DevlinLIVERPOOL, United Kingdom, May 28 – Jurgen Klopp says his current Liverpool team are the strongest side he has taken to a final as he plots Champions League glory against Premier League rivals Tottenham on Saturday.Liverpool are preparing for their second successive Champions League final after a run that included an incredible comeback to overturn a three-goal first-leg deficit against Barcelona in the semi-final by winning 4-0 at Anfield. It will be Klopp’s fourth European final as a manager, having been a Champions League runner-up with Borussia Dortmund in 2013, before losing the Europa League final with Liverpool in 2016.Their run to Madrid this year has been marked by a never-say-die spirit, with Klopp suggesting that his team of 2019 is better than those that have lost his three previous European finals.“I don’t like to blame my other teams (for the European final defeats),” said Klopp, whose side lost out to Real Madrid in the final last year.“I love them all. They all gave everything but I have never been part of a final with a better team than this.“I am not so surprised by this because our boys mix our potential with attitude in the best way I have witnessed. That is brilliant.”However Klopp, speaking at Liverpool’s training ground Tuesday, made clear that he has yet to surpass his first major achievement as a manager, leading minnows Mainz into the Bundesliga for the first time in their history 15 years ago, on a minimal budget.– Career highlight? –Asked if Saturday’s final marked the pinnacle of his career, the manager, whose side finished a single point behind champions Manchester City in the Premier League, said: “If I win it, yes. It would be different to the last finals.“Is bringing the team to the Champions League final (in itself) the biggest moment in my career? No, that was 2004, getting promoted with Mainz. If you had known the money we had, the circumstances we had… and the fact was that nobody needed us in the first league.“If I win the Champions League, though, I will have to think about this question again.”Klopp is hopeful that forward Roberto Firmino will be fit to play a part in Saturday’s final, having missed the final three matches of the season with a muscle issue.Midfielder Naby Keita, however, will not recover from his adductor injury in time to face Tottenham.“No chance for Naby,” Klopp said. “Naby is really progressing well. We will see how it will work out for him for the Africa Cup of Nations.“Bobby was part of training last week, really good, everything looked fine. He will be fine, I am pretty sure.”Klopp expects a close contest against a Tottenham side that Liverpool beat home and away in the Premier League during the season, winning 2-1 on both occasions.He said: “It will be very tight. The quality of Tottenham and us is pretty similar. The distance between us is consistency.“Emotions will be completely different. You have to use the emotions but in the right circumstances. Bringing ourselves in the right mood is the job we have to do.“We know about Tottenham a lot but after three weeks (without a game to prepare), I would have known the name of the groundsman of Barcelona if they had been the opponent.“We know it is difficult, Tottenham know it is difficult, so let’s play a difficult game and let’s win it.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

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THE RESULTS: WHERE DID YOU COME IN THE BALLYLIFFIN COASTAL CHALLENGE?

first_imgTHE results of the Ballyliffin Coastal 10-mile challenge on Saturday have just been issued.It confirms Carndonagh runner John Harkin in first place in a time of 56:23.Last year’s winner Paul Ward was second with 57:09 and Con Doherty was third on 58:41. Helena Crossan was the first woman over the line on 65:04 and 13th overall.To see where you came, just click here:Ballyliffin_coastal10_2011THE RESULTS: WHERE DID YOU COME IN THE BALLYLIFFIN COASTAL CHALLENGE? was last modified: April 24th, 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:Ballyliffin coastal challengedonegaldailyResultsTimeslast_img read more

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Sox not colorful, just good

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week The White Sox of ’59 went on to lose to the Dodgers in six games. These White Sox seem determined to avoid the ill-starred path of their predecessors at least they did Friday evening when they cuffed John Lackey around for five runs in the first five innings and rode the stellar four-hit pitching of Jon Garland to an impressive triumph that gives them, at least momentarily, command of these mid-October hostilities. And this time they didn’t even need the assistance of their Game 2 umpiring savior, Doug Eddings, who was encamped down the right field line and did nothing more compelling than remain imperturbably poker-faced as the patrons showered him with verbal abuse throughout the proceedings. One looks at the White Sox starting lineup, and it’s overflowing with well-traveled castoffs, lifetime journeymen and a lot of guys who have resided in the shadows during their careers. I mean, I’m willing to bet anyone a Joe Jackson baseball card if I had one Jackson was the most famous White Sox player to receive a lifetime ban from commissioner Kenesaw Mountain Landis for his involvement in the infamous 1919 Black Sox World Series scandal that not one person reading this sterling prose can name the starting lineup of the White Sox. The Go-Go, Nellie Fox-Luis Aparicio White Sox of 46 years ago faced the Dodgers in Game 3 of a World Series that was tied at 1-1 and they dropped a 3-1 decision before a roaring crowd of 92,394 at the Memorial Coliseum. The No-Name White Sox of Ozzie Guillen faced the Angels Friday night in Game 3 of an American League Championship Series that was tied at 1-1 and they emerged with a 5-2 win before a disappointed crowd of 44,725 at Angels Stadium. Dwight David Eisenhower was President. Bobby Darin had a couple of No. 1 hits called “Mack The Knife’ and “Beyond The Sea.” Ingemar Johansson knocked out Floyd Patterson to become the world’s heavyweight boxing champion. South Vietnam was an obscure country in Southeast Asia that was still several years away from forging itself into the consciousness of the American populace. It was 1959, and it was the last time the Chicago White Sox had made a postseason appearance in Southern California until Friday night when they squared off against the Los Angeles Angels. center_img That’s about as likely an occurrence as trying to locate someone in the sprawling L.A. basin who actually fashions himself or herself as a White Sox fanatic. Such a person, of course, doesn’t exist or at least I’ve never come across one in my lifetime. The leadoff batter for the White Sox and he opened the game against Lackey with a single and would score his team’s first run is left fielder Scott Podsednik, who was first signed by the Texas Rangers and did tours with Seattle and Milwaukee before arriving in Chicago in the offseason in a trade involving Carlos Lee. The No. 2 hitter is Tadhito Iguchi, and I’m not sure anyone in Chicago, much less the rest of the country, had ever heard of this exceptional second baseman from Japan before the White Sox signed him last Jan. 27 and it’s even more unlikely than anyone can correctly pronounce his name. In the third spot for the White Sox is right fielder Jermaine Dye, who was with Atlanta, Kansas City and Oakland before signing with the White Sox last December, amid modest fanfare. What I remember most about this guy is that he suffered a terrible knee injury during a playoff series with the A’s when he fouled a ball off it. The White Sox’s cleanup man, Paul Konerko, who drilled a two-run first-inning homer against Lackey, is a known commodity in these parts because he once was a well-regarded prospect with the Dodgers, who mistakenly got rid of him in the summer of 1998 for a reliever named Jeff Shaw, whose stay in L.A. was brief. This is one transaction that Tom Lasorda would prefer to forget during his brief tenure as the Dodgers’ GM. Following Konerko in the Chicago order is the designated hitter, Carl Everett, known throughout his turbulent career at five previous venues the Florida Marlins, the New York Mets, the Boston Red Sox, the Texas Ranbgers and the Montreal Expos for his tempestuous outbursts, especially when he was with the Red Sox and Jimy Williams was the field commander. The No. 6 White Sox hitter, Aaron Rowand, might be familiar to baseball people in this area because he was, after all, a big star once upon a time at Cal State Fullerton, but he isn’t exactly the center fielder you think of when you list the top ones playing the position these days in the major leagues. The next White Sox hitter, A.J. Pierzynski, has become more renowned for his beefs with teammates at Minnesota and San Francisco than he has for his catching skills, and gained more publicity for the vital role he played in his team’s Game 2, ninth-inning win against the Angels he’s the one who conned Eddings into his colossal blunder than he had in his five previous seasons combined. The press guide insists that third baseman Joe Crede, who bats eighth, has been with the White Sox full time since 2003, but I never knew what a Joe Crede was until he struck his game-winning double on Wednesday night. The No. 9 hitter, Juan Uribe, natch, was acquired from another team Rowand and Crede are the only everyday starters weaned in the White Sox minor-league system but the former Colorado Rockie doesn’t exactly come to mind when one ranks the game’s prime shortstops even though he does have a reliable glove and an occasionally explosive bat. The White Sox don’t exactly have the intimidating aura of, say, the New York Yankees, although their pitching the past two games against the Angels has been stifling as it has been throughout the summer. Mike Scioscia’s troops managed only five hits and a run against Mark Buehrle in Wednesday night’s 2-1 loss and Orlando Cabrera’s two-run, sixth inning homer was the only time Garland faltered Friday evening. “This is one of the top couple games pitched against us all year,” said Scioscia afterward. Scioscia was characteristically upbeat and optimistic, as he always is after his team falters. “We’ll come back,” he promised. Maybe so, but the Angels will have to start getting more production from the slumping Vladimir Guerrero he finally got a meaningless hit Friday night but he’s now 1 for 12 in the series and they’ll also have to start playing smarter baseball, which Darin Erstad failed to do in the second inning when he foolishly tried to stretch a double into a triple and was cut down doing so with his team behind by a 3-0 score. This was not a glorious evening for the Angels, who face the harrowing prospect tonight of having to beat a longtime nemesis, Freddy Garcia, with their 22-year-old rookie, Ervin Santana. The Pale Hose look bright and energetic and self-assured. The Angels look just plain pale. 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

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DONEGAL MAN TONY KNOCKS ON MUHAMMAD ALI’S DOOR TO SAY: “HAPPY BIRTHDAY CHAMP!”

first_imgJust Champion! Tony Kelly from Greencastle with Muhammad Ali yesterdayA DONEGAL man working in the same American street where Muhammad Ali lives was invited in to meet him – after knocking on his door.The former world boxing champion and 20th century sporting icon was celebrating his 72nd birthday yesterday at his home in Louisville, Kentucky.Greencastle man Tony Kelly just happened to be working in a house across the street when his workmates told him who the famous inhabitant of the other house was. Half-convinced they were taking the hand out of him, he decided to check it out.So Tony walked across the road, knocked the door and said told Muhammad’s wife Yolanda: “I’m one of his greatest Irish fans and I’d love to meet him.”Ali – who has his own Irish ancestry – invited Tony in for a chat and a pic.Tony, the son of Liam and Margaret Kelly in Greencastle moved to Louisville, Kentucky in November 2012 where he married his wife Megan. He had met Megan when she was on trip to Ireland and working on the Local organic farm in Greencastle.They now have a very handsome son sporting another famous name –  ”Luke Kelly”.The family hope Luke can live up to the name and follow in his fathers footsteps who is a well known member of a local band ”Springtides” who where very successful in their time.Hats off to Tony….He’s working as a plumber over there….and with temperatures dropping, there has been plenty of work fixing broken pipes. DONEGAL MAN TONY KNOCKS ON MUHAMMAD ALI’S DOOR TO SAY: “HAPPY BIRTHDAY CHAMP!” was last modified: January 19th, 2014 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:birthdayGreencastleKentuckyLouisvilleMuhammad AliTONY KELLYlast_img read more

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SHAY WANTS TO BE ‘GIVEN’ A TRANSFER FROM ASTON VILLA

first_imgShay Given has publicly stated that he wants a move away from Aston Villa, declaring he still has plenty to offer at the highest level in professional football. Shay Given still believes he has a huge amount to offer in a playing capacity, and isn’t ready to concentrate solely on coaching duties.Given has endured a frustrating spell at Aston Villa, and has been unable to establish himself as the first-choice No.1.Given had a very successful loan spell at Middlesbrough FC, and became a fans favourite during his short spell with the club. Given believes he has to move away from Villa Park in order to get regular first-team football.Given is also employed in a coaching capacity at the Villa Park club but is willingly to leave that in order to play regularly.Given said, “If I am going to play, I have to move away from Villa Park.“That’s something I have looked at, but it has to happen, I have been waiting for it to happen for two years now. “I thoroughly enjoyed my time at Middlesbrough, I knew when I went there on loan that I was still able to play as I slotted straight back into things, despite having not played for a long time.“I still want to play, I believe I still have a lot to offer as a player.“I have only turned 38, but I see Mark Schwarzer playing in a Champions League semi-final at the age of 41, Brad Friedel is 43 and still playing, so I have a lot more to do before I think about coaching.“I hope it can happen for me, I just need someone to have faith, to take a punt and bring me in, to get me playing again. SHAY WANTS TO BE ‘GIVEN’ A TRANSFER FROM ASTON VILLA was last modified: June 4th, 2014 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Home-page SportnewsShay GivenSportlast_img read more

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