Category Archives: azhtcbpd

Points standing

first_imgPoints standingP W D L GF GA GD Pts1. Leicester 28 16 9 3 51 31 20 572. Tottenham 28 15 9 4 49 22 27 543. Arsenal 28 15 6 7 44 28 6 514. Man City 27 14 5 8 48 31 17 475. Man United 28 13 8 7 37 26 11 476. West Ham 28 12 10 6 42 31 11 467. Stoke City 28 12 6 10 30 33 -3 428. Liverpool 27 11 8 8 41 36 5 419. Southampton 28 11 7 10 35 28 7 4010. Chelsea 28 10 9 9 42 38 4 3911. Everton 27 9 11 7 49 36 13 3812. Watford 28 10 7 11 29 29 0 3713. West Brom 28 9 9 10 29 36 -7 3614. Crystal Palace 28 9 6 13 31 37 -6 3315. Bournemouth 28 8 8 12 32 44 -12 3216. Swansea City 28 7 9 12 27 37 -10 3017. Sunderland 28 6 6 16 34 53 -19 2418. Norwich City 28 6 6 16 31 53 -22 2419. Newcastle United 27 6 6 15 27 50 -23 2420. Aston Villa 28 3 7 18 22 51 -29 16last_img read more

MESSENGERS OF PEACE

first_imgAs we continue the dialogue among peace messengers on women in power, the dialogue took a different dimension when a young volunteer peace messenger mentioned that the issue should not only be centered on women in power, and that ongoing dialogues should include women in development.We were all taken aback when the young volunteer peace messenger elaborated her point to define women in development as younger women aspiring to higher positions of power.Wikipedia defined women in development (WID as it is commonly known) as an approach to development projects that emerged in the 1970s, calling for treatment of women’s issues in development projects. It went on to state that it is the integration of women into national or global economies by improving their statuses and assisting in total development.Over the years and in recent memories, more Liberian women have become direct beneficiaries and recipients of development projects, and few women in power or in leadership positions are involved in providing assistance to other women.With growing awareness of women’s issues, there is an urgent need for younger women to position themselves for leadership. We can no longer rely on women in power to dictate our development; we need to prepare ourselves to take advantage of the programs provided by professional women’s groups operating in Liberia and abroad.Women in power could make a powerful difference in their respective fields through supporting women in development. If one woman in power could inspire other women, a huge difference would be made in the lives of women.Young women would continue to look up to women in power for inspiration. To draw from the stream of knowledge and wealth, young women in Liberia would require moral and economic transformation. We need to put in place certain values of trust in ourselves and in others.We need discipline in the soul. It takes a small group of women to empower others because, according to George Washington, ‘discipline makes small formidable; procures success to the weak and esteem to all.’A principled uprightness of character and personal commitment to deeply held ethical principles are core and essential requirements for women in development to moving forward and to make things right.At Messengers of Peace (MOP)-Liberia, we are deeply committed to serving other women and to promoting the meaningful involvement and active participation of younger women in peace and security matters. We are proactively communicating and engaging the services of women in power.MOP-Liberia believes in collaborating and partnering with others through full transparency and putting the interest of young people first. Our focus is on accountability for the peace programs that we undertake and we encourage everyone, especially women in power, to join us.As we work diligently to recover from decades of discrimination against women in development, it is encumbered on women in power to support other women regardless of their color, creed and faith.Until next week when we come to you with part four of our series on women in power, let peace be your ‘watch work,’ peace first, peace above all else. May peace prevail on earth!Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Kasper Schmeichel warned over Leicester starting spot

first_img1 Leicester City manager Nigel Pearson insists January signing Mark Schwarzer has not fallen down the pecking order now Kasper Schmeichel is fully fit.Schwarzer was signed from Chelsea after first-choice Foxes stopper Schmeichel suffered a broken metatarsal during the busy Christmas period.The Danish son of Manchester United hero Peter is now back in action and reclaimed his spot in the first XI at Schwarzer’s expense for the 4-3 defeat to Tottenham at the weekend.“It was a difficult decision to leave Mark Schwarzer out to be honest, because I think he’s been very, very good,” Pearson said.“It’s not a case of Kasper’s back in and he’s an automatic choice, that’s not the case. But when you’re playing a counter-attacking style with pace like we did against Spurs, you need that extra distance with the distribution that Kasper has. “So that was the thinking behind that, but he will have the same rules applied to him in terms of selection.“I’ll always pick the team that I think is right for any given date. Nobody has a divine right to be out there, but I don’t think his performance deserved to concede four goals.” Kasper Schmeichel is beaten by Harry Kane last_img read more

He’s back! Sterling returns to Liverpool training

first_imgRaheem Sterling was back in training with Liverpool on Friday morning after missing the previous two days through illness.The 20-year-old has reportedly told the club he won’t go on a their pre-season tour as he seeks an exit from Anfield.He followed that up by claiming he was too sick to train amid reports his relationship with Brendan Rodgers has broken down completely.Manchester City are keen to sign the England attacker and, having had two bids rejected, are reportedly ready to make a third offer which comes closer to meeting Liverpool’s £50million valuation of Sterling.Should no offer be forthcoming, Liverpool are likely to demand Sterling travels on their tour of the Far East.Liverpool are due to fly out on Sunday ahead of their first friendly against a Thai All Stars side in Bangkok next Tuesday.Sterling’s return to training comes after he was criticised by former captain Steven Gerrard.Gerrard, who left Anfield for LA Galaxy this summer, has urged the 20-year-old to “be a man” and resolve his future in the right way. Raheem Sterling has returned to training with Liverpool 1last_img read more

Upton Park/Boleyn and other football grounds known by more than one name

first_img Celtic Park is also referred to as Parkhead – The 60,000-seater Celtic Park is also known as Parkhead because of the area in the east end of Glasgow it is located. Everyone called it Highbury even though its actual name was The Arsenal Stadium – The Gunners’ home from 1913 to 2006 was universally known as Highbury after the area in north London. 11 11 West Ham’s Upton Park is the Boleyn Ground – click the arrow above, right, to see more stadia with more than one name – In case you didn’t know, West Ham are saying goodbye to Upton Park. Or is it the Boleyn Ground? The club have called a number of places home through the years, with Hermit Road in Canning Town the first, when West Ham were Thames Ironworks FC in 1895, then Browning Road, East Ham in 1897 before the Boleyn in 1904 in the area of east London called Upton Park. It’s not the only stadium known by more than one name and here, talkSPORT looks at other famous examples. 11 11 Dean Court is Bournemouth’s home, but is referred to as the Vitality due to sponsorship reasons – Even the club’s website explains on the ‘how to get there’ section that road signs may refer to it as Dean Court. Upon their promotion to the Premier League they entered an agreement with a health and life insurance firm. 11 11 11 Borussia Dortmund’s Westfalenstadion is often called the Signal Iduna Park – It’s the Westfalenstadion and no insurance company is going to tell fans who travel there to bask in the electric atmosphere that it is called anything else. 11 Stadio Giuseppe Meazza is known to many as San Siro Stadium – The district of Milan the ground is located is San Siro, but Milan and Inter’s home is actually called the Giuseppe Meazza after the great striker who played for both clubs before and during World War II. He spent more time at Inter, though, scoring 284 goals in two spells between 1927 and 1947. Meazza played for Milan after leaving Inter in 1940. When Swansea’s Liberty Stadium opened it was called The New Stadium Swansea – The ground was opened in 2005 and during construction it was known as White Rock, although in the four months after it opened, the stadium was known as The New Stadium Swansea. This was because the suits in charge were yet to find a sponsor, with Liberty Properties later stumping up the cash. Incidentally, the name White Rock is in reference to the copper works which used to operate from the site and the city of Swansea was actually known as ‘Copperopolis’ in the 18th and 19th centuries – history lesson over. The Matchroom Stadium is better known as Brisbane Road – Leyton Orient have called this stadium home since 1937, but for sponsorship purposes it sometimes takes the Matchroom name owing to the fact Matchroom Sport supremo Barry Hearn served as club chairman. It is always going to be Brisbane Road, though. 11 11 The City of Manchester Stadium is known as the Etihad or Eastlands – Man City moved out of Maine Road in 2003 and into the City of Manchester Stadium, better known now as the Etihad or sometimes Eastlands where the stadium is located. 11 Not many people know this (written tongue-in-cheek), but West Ham are leaving Upton Park/the Boleyn after 112 years.The stadium takes its name from the area in east London, but is not the only football ground to be known by more than one name.14 INCREDIBLE PICTURES OF UPTON PARK THROUGH THE YEARSSo while we wait to see what other names the Olympic Stadium picks up in the next 100 years, click the arrow above, right, to see football grounds fans have more than one name for. Brighton’s Amex was originally called the Falmer Stadium – It’s technically not even the Amex, it’s the American Express Community Stadium since 2011 after they left their Goldstone Ground in 1997. They moved to the Withdean in 1999, which they left for the current stadium in Falmer. The SportsDirect.com Park is better known as Boundary Park, home of Oldham Athletic – Oldham’s ground is always going to be Boundary Park, but this is just a pretty funny and slightly embarrassing name – ‘just off to the SportsDirect.com Park’…last_img read more

GARDAI INVESTIGATE BURGLARY AT ST CONAL’S EDUCATION CENTRE

first_imgGardai are at the scene of an overnight break-in at the Education Centre at St Conals in Letterkenny.St Conals (Pic courtesy of donegalimages.com)The break-in occurred overnight.Gardai have cordoned off the area and have started a forensic examination of the scene. It is unclear what has ben taken or how much damage has been caused. GARDAI INVESTIGATE BURGLARY AT ST CONAL’S EDUCATION CENTRE was last modified: February 20th, 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:burglaryletterkennySt Conalslast_img read more

FOOD, DRINK AND ENTERTAINMENT ALL FOR JUST €20 AT ARENA 7

first_imgENTERTAINMENT: How much does it cost for a great night out complete with entertainment, food, drink and a little dancing? Well, at Arena7 Letterkenny you can get all this by availing of our €20 Big Night Out deal.You can start the evening of with a little bowling before taking to the multi-level Laser Quest Zone where no matter what the age you will love it!! You can then enjoy a delicious buffet served piping hot, before you get the microphone in hand and sing your heart out in our Private Karaoke – while of course sipping on Champagne.Then just when you thought things were all over we will bring you in the Arena7 courtesy car to a night club of your choice and all this for €20.This offer is perfect for when celebrating a birthday, hen or stag parties or just looking for a great night out with friends.Booking is essential but for more information check our website at http://www.arena7.ie/top-night-friends/ The summer is coming we can feel it!!!!!!Game of BowlingGame of Laser QuestHot Buffet served piping Hot90 Minutes in our Private Karaoke BarFree TaxiNight Club PassOnly €20ppFOOD, DRINK AND ENTERTAINMENT ALL FOR JUST €20 AT ARENA 7 was last modified: April 20th, 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:Arena 7champagnedrinkEntertainmentFeaturesfoodKaraokePP€20last_img read more

SOCCER NEWS: CAPPRY SUFFER SUCCESSIVE DEFEATS TO DONEGAL TOWN AND ST CATHERINE’S RESPECTIVELY

first_imgCAPPRY ROVERS NOTESCAPPRY ROVERS LOTTOThe numbers drawn in this week’s draw were 6, 13, 18, 23. There was no jackpot winner. The winner of the €50 lucky ticket was Daimhin McGrath, The Park, Blue Cedars.Next weeks jackpot is €2500.Remember if you’re not in, you can’t win!!! CAPPRY ROVERSCappry Rovers were on the wrong side of two 3-1 defeats in the space of two days. The 1st came at home against Donegal Town on Thursday evening and the 2nd was an away match to the champions St Catherines.Cappry’s final match of the season is an away trip to Drumoghill FC on Thursday evening with a 7pm kick off.CAPPRY ROVERS U16Our Under 16’s played the 1st leg of their champions league semi-final against Illistrin on Saturday morning. The match ended all square with 2 goals a piece, with Sean McBride scoring both goals. The 2nd leg is tomorrow evening (Tuesday) at Diamond Park, kick off 7pm. CAPPRY ROVERS U14The under 14’s lost to Raphoe Town in what turned out to be a winner takes all game. They lost 2-1 on the day and finished the season as runners up. In doing so they have qualified for the champions league group stages and have been placed in a tough group alongside Swilly Rovers, St Catherines and Gweedore Celtic. It all kicks off tomorrow evening with the long trip to Gweedore to take on Gweedore Celtic with a 7.30pm kick off.CAPPRY CRUSADERS U12Cappry Crusaders U12’s hosted Letterkenny Crusaders at Cappry Park on Monday evening in the 1st Division Shield. Played in cold wet Conditions on a truly miserable night our boys soldiered against a big robust Letterkenny attack force. Conor Lynch, Tim Scanlon, Kian Gallagher and Kian Mulligan worked hard in defence for the team. Conor Thompson, Dane McGlinchy and Jason McElchar tried to find a breakthrough goal which would not come. Jason Dunne had two chances at goal after some fine individual work. Letterkenny scored two goals in the second half to wrap up the points. All 13 players who togged out played. Thanks to Benny Blake and his team for a great game in truly arctic night. CAPPRY COLTS U12Cappry Colts 4-0 Gweedore UnitedIt was cup action in Cappry on a winters like Sunday morning last.The Colts started well against a well marshaled Gweedore rearguard, with Niall Marley, Daniel Sweeney Deery and Anna McCauley working hard. Just on the stroke of half time great link up play by Patrick Long and Eoin McGonagle put the busy Brenda Carr in for the lead goal for Cappry. The 2nd half started brightly with Emmet McMenamin,Charlie Griffin, Darragh Carroll and Sean Ryan being solid at the back. The 1st chance of the 2nd half fell to Odhran Quigley Doherty who shot narrowly over. Eight minutes in Eoghan Stewart slotted his 9th goal of the season from close range. Daniel Taberski made it 3 nil with a 20 yard strike from his weaker left foot seven minutes later. The excellent Nathan Clohessy had two great efforts on goal shortly after this with one of those hitting the post. The points were secure when Brenda Carr scored her 2nd goal 10 minutes from time to cap a memorable week for her. We would like to thank Cathal Gallagher and Gweedore United for a sporting contest and match referee John Coyle who got all close calls spot on.Next match away to Gweedore Celtic Cosmos this weekend either the 2nd/3rd May. Texts will be sent by Thursday to confirm.DATE FOR THE CALENDERCappry Rovers Annual Joe Houston Memorial 5k: Friday 5th June 2015 7.30pm More details to follow. Put the date in to your running diary.SOCCER NEWS: CAPPRY SUFFER SUCCESSIVE DEFEATS TO DONEGAL TOWN AND ST CATHERINE’S RESPECTIVELY was last modified: April 28th, 2015 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:Cappry RoversNoticessoccerSportlast_img read more

Chelsea offer N’Golo Kante new contract to make him club’s highest-paid player

first_img Premier League Team of the Season so far, including Liverpool and Leicester stars How Chelsea could line up against Southampton – what system will Lampard play? Latest Chelsea News REVEALED Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT Kante was vital to France’s success at the 2018 World Cup Chelsea have reportedly offered N’Golo Kante a new contract worth almost £290,000-per-week.The deal would see France’s World Cup winning midfielder become the highest paid player at Stamford Bridge. Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? Every current Premier League club’s best kit from the past decade According to the Times, the Blues are acting in order to deter interest from French champions PSG, who have been strongly linked with a move for the 27-year-old.Kante has not asked to leave the club and Chelsea are understood to have no intentions of letting him go. Green reveals how he confronted Sarri after Chelsea’s 6-0 defeat at Man City silverware tense Kante has been a revelation since arriving in English football possible xi England’s most successful clubs of the past decade, according to trophies won Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won smart causal gameday cracker Real Madrid ‘offer’ Isco to Chelsea in bid to ‘make room’ for Tottenham star 2 The midfielder is a fan favourite in England having been a key part of Leicester’s title-winning campaign, and then repeating his success with the Blues just one season later.Even during tougher times in 2017/18, Kante still kept up his impressively high level of defensive midfield performances. possible standings 2 REVEALED REAL DEAL shining How the Premier League table could change after the Boxing Day fixtures At the World Cup, he endeared himself to fans in his home country, playing every match as his country brought home the trophy.Eden Hazard is currently Chelsea’s best-paid player, earning £220,000-per-week.last_img read more

MAN WHO CLAIMED HE WAS THE POPE BIT GARDA

first_imgA man who claimed he was the Pope bit a Garda when he tried to arrest him for calling him names.McLaughlin appeared at Letterkenny District Court.Sean McLaughlin was told by Gardai to go home when they encountered him at St Mary’s Road, Buncrana in the early hours of Sunday morning last, January 12th. He roared ‘w*****s’ twice at Gardai as they patrolled the town and then gave them the ‘middle finger.’When he was asked for his name he told Gardai he was “John Paul The Pope.”McLaughlin, of Cloontagh, Clonmany, was then arrested but as he was being cautioned he bit one of the arresting Gardai.Letterkenny District Court was told today that McLaughlin, 23, remembered little about the incident as he had been drinking heavily.He had returned home from Australia for Christmas where he had been working.Solicitor Frank Dorrian said his client had no excuse or reason for his actions as he had never been in trouble before and had no malice towards the Gardai.He said he was clearly under the influence of alcohol and apologised to the court.His parents were with him in court and were also clearly deeply embarrassed by what had happened, added Mr Dorrian.Mr Dorrian said his client was due on a flight back to Australia this evening (MON) at 10pm which he planned to be on.Judge Paul Kelly asked the court how serious the bite to the Garda had been.He was told he had attended Nowdoc and had received a tetanus injection as a precaution.Judge Kelly said it was McLaughlin’s first offence and that the assault was at the lower end of the scale.“The injury is at the lower end even though it was a nasty injury for the Garda to suffer and I don’t feel it was a focused assault,” he said.He ordered McLaughlin to pay €300 to St Vincent De Paul and agreed to strike all matters out.MAN WHO CLAIMED HE WAS THE POPE BIT GARDA was last modified: January 13th, 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:Judge Paul KellyPopeSean McLaughlinlast_img read more