first_imgMANCHESTER CITY (4-2-3-1)HART,SAGNA, DEMICHELIS, OTAMENDI, CLICHY,FERNANDINHO, TOURE,NAVAS, SILVA, IHEANACHO,AGUEROVARDY,ALBRIGHTON, OKAZAKI, MAHREZ,DRINKWATER, KANTE,FUCHS, HUTH, MORGAN, SIMPSON,SCHMEICHELLEICESTER (4-2-3-1)With only 14 games remaining Leicester City are top of the Barclays Premier League; now they face they biggest test yet when they visit closest rivals and second-place Manchester City knowing that a win at the Etihad Stadium will take the Tigers six points clear of Manuel Pellegrini’s men.Leicester extended their fine season with an impressive 2-0 win over Liverpool with Jamie Vardy scoring twice, including a wonderful long-range volley. Those take his tally so far to 17 goals, though his opener was his first from outside the box this season.Now the Foxes have 50 points, only five short of their all-time top-flight record total (55 in 1999-2000).Manchester City owed their 1-0 win at Sunderland to another Sergio Aguero goal, his 17th of the season and 12th in his last 10 Premier League appearances.They return to the Etihad Stadium where they have won nine out of 12, more home victories than any other team in the top division.They entertain a Leicester side who have won seven away games, three more than they won on the road over the whole of last season; one more will be their most away wins in the Premier League, overtaking the seven they won in the 1997-98 campaign.And Leicester have a good record at Manchester City in the Premier League, winning three of their last four. Last season, however, they lost 2-0 when goals from David Silva and James Milner earned the home side the points.Manchester City miss Kevin De Bruyne and Vincent Kompany and test Wilfried Bony, Fabian Delph, Eliaquim Mangala and Jesus Navas.Leicester, meanwhile, could have new signing Daniel Amartey, a Ghana international, available, but Jeffrey Schlupp is out.last_img read more

LBDI at 50 Takes Bold, Visionary Initiatives

first_imgThe Liberia Bank for Development and Investment (LBDI) is celebrating this month its 50th Anniversary. In this connection, the Bank has rolled out a series of bold initiatives not just affecting the bank but enhancing its corporate social responsibility.Finance and Development Planning Minister Amara Konneh, who is Chair of the LBDI Board, outlined these initiatives during a press conference last Thursday. Among them are a 250 KVA generator for Suakoko, Bong County’s Phebe Hospital, the first major referral hospital in Liberia’s interior; a digital database for Monrovia’s John F. Kennedy Medical Center (JFK), Liberia’s leading referral and teaching hospital; and a computer lab at the University of Liberia (UL). LBDI President and CEO John Davies further disclosed that the bank will also finance the National Spelling Bee Competition and initiate intellectual debates among two major institutions of higher learning in Monrovia, Stella Maris Polytechnic and the African Methodist Episcopal University (AMEU). Their students will debate the topic, “Legislating a Bank Account as Pre-requisite for Business Registration,” while former LBDI President Francis Dennis and former Finance Minister Wilson Tarpeh will discuss “The Challenges and Prospects of Dual Currency in Liberia.”Mr. Davies said the bank’s Board members will, during this period of celebration, discuss strategic plans for the next five years and targeted actions to impact agriculture, infrastructure and Small and Medium Size Enterprises (SMEs). What a visionary plan for a 50th Anniversary Celebration! Tracing the history of the Bank, LBDI President Davies paid tribute to the visionary founders, including the Director of the Budget under President W.V.S. Tubman, Frank James Stewart, and P. Clarence Parker. Mr. Stewart, in his private capacity, built the Charlotte Supermarket, Sinkor Old Road’s first supermarket, while Mr. Parker privately founded Liberia’s first paint manufacturing enterprise, Parker Paint in Paynesville.Yet, these two visionary Liberians were among the 13 leading Liberian officials executed by firing squad on April 22, 1980.Question: Those political activists of the 1970s who submitted to Master Sergeant Samuel K. Doe and his 16 fellow 1980 coup makers the list of people to be executed—what have these political activists of the 70s accomplished in their own lives? What tangible development contributions have they made to Liberia? That is precisely what this newspaper, the Daily Observer, was trying to say in two of our recent Editorials to members and supporters of the University of Liberia’s Students Unification Party (SUP). The political activists of the 1970s made a lot of noise about change—and change they got when the nation was rudely and murderously awaken on that fateful April 12 morning in 1980. Among those executed were, yes, very high government officials, but more than that, entrepreneurs, who were trying to make a difference in business and manufacturing. People like Frank Stewart, son of a Kpelle evangelist, Obadiah Stewart, and Clarence Parker, who later became Chairman of the National Investment Commission, were trying to make a difference. They helped found LBDI and also became entrepreneurs, starting a supermarket and the nation’s first paint factory. Another entrepreneur executed was James T. Phillips, a soil scientist who, on a massive scale, produced and sold pepper, bitter ball and other vegetables to our market women. Can we say the same of any of those activists who submitted to the PRC the names of those who were executed?And what change came to Liberia following the coup? The PRC, whose leaders and members did their share of looting of Liberia’s financial resources, inflicted 10 years of terror on the Liberian people that led us to civil war. The war was started by another grand looter—Charles G. Taylor. With his corrupt behavior, he inflicted pain upon not one but two countries, Liberia and Sierra Leone, and caused another civil war in that neighboring country.President Davies told last Thursday’s press conference that LBDI is poised shortly to become Liberia’s largest bank, both in terms of assets and the number of account holders. We commend LBDI on its 50th Anniversary and the elaborate plans rolled out for the celebration. The Liberian public, especially LBDI’s customers, are awaiting the unveiling of its electronic banking facilities in Monrovia and other parts of the country, which promise to make banking easier and faster.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

‘Brace yourself for difficult times’, Armogan tells Canje residents

first_imgRose Hall estate field supervisor’s funeralBy Andrew CarmichaelRegion Six Chairman David Armogan is calling on residents of East Canje and its environs to brace themselves for difficult times ahead.Speaking at a funeral service for the late Joseph Mohabir on Sunday, Armogan urged the community to unite and support each other. He said suicide is not the answer.Mohabir, 38, was found hanging from a rope by the neck at his Lot 51 Reliance, East Canje, Berbice Region Six (East Berbice/Corentyne) home on Old Year’s Night.It is believed that the GuySuCo field supervisors took his life after the estate’s closure made him feel unable to cope with the fact that he would no longer be able to provide for his family.Residents and colleague sugar workers bidding farewell to Joseph Mohabir during the funeral serviceWorkers attached to the estate were given termination letters which stated that their last day of work was Friday, December 29.On Old Year’s Day, two days after his service was terminated, Mohabir was found hanging. At his funeral service, Armogan said a difficult two and a half years lie ahead. Committing suicide, turning to drugs, alcohol or violence is not the solution to the problem facing the community. “We have to brace each other and supporteach other, and we have to remain strong; because, in two and a half years’ time, most of you will still be alive. Therefore you have to continue to go on with your lives. This period is going to pass.”He told the mourning family and supporting friends and colleagues of the dead estate worker and their families that at the end of the next two and a half years, the good times will return.He urged them to take note of what has been happening, saying that they should not allow the Government and GuySuCo to drive them into a state of hopelessness.Several hundred villagers attended the funeral of Mohabir. Since his death the community had come together in support of the affected families.Addressing the displaced workers, Armogan noted that in communities with high levels of unemployment, as is the case of East Canje now, there will be more crime and illiteracy. “Because children cannot go to school, you will  have more prostitution, alcohol abuse, domestic violence, and all sorts of problems in the home.’”Armogan is advocating that Government provide some form of social Assistance, so that the affected families could receive needed counselling.“Because a lot of them have taken it to heart and they can’t deal with it,” he added.last_img read more

Home of Anna Regina’s Chief Constable burglarised

first_img…Region 2 TV reporter, wife robbedBurglars, between Monday evening and Tuesday morning, carted off with cash, a quantity of jewellery, several pieces of electrical appliances and other valuables after breaking into the home of Anna Regina, Essequibo Coast, Region Two (Pomeroon-Supenaam) Chief Constable.The home of Region Two Chief Constable, Rasheed OullahRasheed Oullah and his family, who reside in Anna Regina Housing Scheme, Essequibo Coast, retired to bed late Monday evening. However, as his wife woke up at about 05:30h on Tuesday morning to prepare breakfast, she noticed that the front access door to the bottom flat of the house was opened.It was at this time that she realised that a 40” television was missing and immediately raised an alarm. As the family rushed to her screams, they also discovered that a 110-240 voltage transformer, a box containing several pieces of gold jewellery, US$250 and $90,000 were missing.In addition, a gold hand band and other pieces of jewellery belonging to Oullah that was left on the dining table were also gone.Three mobile phones and other pieces of valuables were also taken by the burglars.Speaking with Guyana Times, the Chief Constable explained that the two-storied wooden and concrete building was secured at about midnight after which he retired to bed.He noted that at that time, it was raining heavily and could possibly be the reason that he did not hear any unusual sounds.He added that when checks were made for the locks that were broken off the doors, they were nowhere to be seen. He, nevertheless, informed the police and an investigation was launched. The house was dusted for fingerprints by crime scene experts.  No arrests were made.TV reporter robbedMeanwhile, also on Monday night, Shawn Marks, a reporter attached to RCA-TV, and his wife were robbed just minutes away from their home in Charity.Based on reports received, Marks and his wife were on their way home when they were attacked by two armed men who took away his wife’s purse containing his iPhone 7 and an undisclosed sum of cash. Marks related that the matter was reported to the Charity Police Station.With a ministerial outreach planned for the Essequibo Coast today, residents are hoping to get answers from Public Security Minister, Khemraj Ramjattan about Government’s plans to address the rise in criminal activities in Region TwoResidents have complained bitterly about the lack of efficiency by the police ranks on the Essequibo Coast.last_img read more

Pacoima-based Natural Balance recalls pet food

first_imgA Pacoima pet-food company owned by actor Dick Van Patten has recalled four varieties of dog and cat food this week after discovering they were contaminated with a chemical that made pets sick, officials said Wednesday. So far, thousands of bags and cans of Natural Balance food have been pulled from stores nationwide. Natural Balance began receiving calls about sick pets last Thursday and started testing products Friday, according to spokesman Daniel Bernstein. The testing discovered that the chemical melamine was present in a rice protein concentrate added to two dry food products. Previous recalls have focused on wheat gluten. Natural Balance “had no wheat gluten in their other products so they thought they were safe,” Bernstein said. “This is the first time this rice protein was involved.” Investigators from the Food and Drug Administration are trying to determine how the rice protein was contaminated, he said. Natural Balance is testing the rest of its products, and there are no reports of pet deaths from eating this food. The recalled products are sold nationwide but by the time stores received recall notices, many had already pulled the suspect items. Nevertheless, pet owners are worried. “I guess the safest would be to cook for my (toy fox terriers),” said Jeanette Shear as she entered PetCo in Canoga Park. Shear, of West Hills, usually buys dry food for her two pooches but is now considering boiling chicken and rice at home for them. At PetCo in Canoga Park, general manager John Barrett said he was warned by his vendor Friday, leading the store to clear shelves days before the official recall. The recalls have prompted questions about how pet food is regulated by the FDA. Spokesman Mike Herndon said laws require pet food to “be pure and wholesome, safe to eat, produced under sanitary conditions, contain no harmful substances, and be truthfully labeled.” But the FDA has limited resources for inspections, and most go first to animal-drug manufacturers and feed manufacturers for food-producing animals, Herndon said. He added that inspections of manufacturing plants producing pet food are more common after receiving complaints. Pet recalls have touched a nerve with many Americans, the majority of whom own a pet, according to the American Pet Products Manufacturers Association. Increasingly, pet owners are treating the 83.2 million dogs and cats in their homes as members of their family, taking them on vacation, buying them health insurance, and throwing them birthday parties. “We need to bring attention to the fact that our cats are people, too,” said Shirley Ferguson of West Hills. She hopes media coverage of the recalls will lead to tighter regulations, said Ferguson, 59, as she left PetCo carrying bags of supplies. “I was glad that they brought it to our attention.” (818) 713-3735 Pet food recall What do I do with recalled food? Do not feed it to your pets. Return it and ask for a refund. Check for a full list of recalled products. Natural Balance recall: Venison and Brown Rice Dry Dog Formula Venison and Brown Rice Canned Dog Food Venison and Brown Rice Formula Dog Treats Venison and Green Pea Dry Cat Formula 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! It is not clear how the contamination happened. “That’s the million-dollar question. It’s not meant to be there. It somehow got in there along the way,” Bernstein said. The products were recalled Monday and Tuesday. Even though melamine was only found in two products, the others were also recalled because they also contain rice protein. Van Patten is best known for starring in the television series “Eight is Enough.” His 17-year-old, privately held company makes high-end chow, selling more than $60 million worth of gourmet food for dogs, cats and zoo animals. In all, it makes 50 kinds of pet-food products. During the past five weeks, 100 other brands from many companies have also been recalled, leaving animal owners unsure of what is safe to feed their four-legged friends. last_img read more

Zanzibar shock Uganda, sets Kenya date in CECAFA final

first_img0Shares0000Mohammed Issa Juma breaks away in celebrating his winner against Uganda Cranes joined by Feisal Salum Abdallah (left) and Mudathir Yahya during the CECAFA Senior Challenge Cup semi-final at the Moi Stadium in Kisumu on December 15, 2017. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluKISUMU, Kenya, Dec 15- Zanzibar Heroes qualified for their first ever CECAFA Senior Challenge Cup final in 22 years after shocking defending champions 10-man Uganda Cranes 2-1 and book a date against Kenya’s Harambee Stars in Sunday’s final.Mohammed Issa Juma’s penalty 10 minutes into the second half sealed Zanzibar’s place in the table of kings. The last and only time they played the final was in 1995 in Uganda when they beat the Cranes at home to lift the title. Uganda were reduced to 10-men after substitute Joseph Nsubuga was shown a straight red card after pulling down Ibrahim Hamad inside the box after a swift counter attack.Abdul Aziz Makame opened the scoring for Zanzibar in the 23rd minute before Uganda equalized six minutes later through Derrick Nsibambi who scored his fourth goal of the tournament.Coming into the tie, Uganda was without two of their players Timothy Awany and Isaac Muleme who were serving one match suspensions after red cards in their final group match against Ethiopia.Zanzibar midfielder Suleiman Kassim vies for the ball against Uganda Cranes’ Bernard Muwanga during the CECAFA Senior Challenge Cup semi-final at the Moi Stadium in Kisumu on December 15, 2017. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluZanzibar were without left back Haji Mwinyi who was serving a one match suspension after accumulating two yellow cards while Suleiman Mohammed who has scored twice for them in the tournament missed with injury.It was a balanced and hugely competitive opening half with both sides creating good scoring opportunities. Zanzibar asked the first questions with Adeyum Saleh’s freekick inside the first five minutes coming off the outside of the post.In the 11th minute Nsibambi had a brilliant effort attempting a scissor kick from the edge of the six yard box when Nico Wadada’s cross from the right fell into his path unmarked.Zanzibar opened the scoring in the 23rd minute when Makame tapped the ball home from inside the box after Uganda failed to clear a corner from Mudathir Yahya.The islanders had won the corner after Uganda keeper Isma Watenga had done well to save a shot from Ibrahim Hamad who had stolen the ball off Geoffrey Madoi on the left.The goal immediately bolted head coach Moses Basena into action, pulling out Sgafiq bakaki who had struggled in his first start of the tournament having been brought in for Awany. In his place, Basena brought in Joseph Nsubuga.Four minutes on, Uganda drew level when Nsibambi side footed the ball home from the edge of the six yard box after Allan Kyambadde’s cross from the right evaded everyone inside the box.Uganda Cranes winger Allan Katterega vies for the ball with Zanzibar’s Mudathir Yahya. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluIn the second half, Uganda came back stronger but were caught up in the counter resulting in what would be Zanzibar’s winning goal.The Cranes lost possession cheaply from a corner and Zanzibar took on a gear five counter attack, Hamad breaking away clear into the Ugandan box and was pulled down by Nsubuga when he was preparing to pull the trigger.From the penalty, Issa struck the ball into the top left leaving keeper Isma Watenga with no chance.Uganda had chances to equalize as they piled the pressure after going down, coach Basena bringing in Allan Katterega for Muzamiru Mutyaba.In the 70th minute, Uganda should have drawn level. From a Kyambadde cross on the left, Nelson Ssekantuka chose to chest down the ball instead of going straight for a header, allowing Zanzibar to clear their lines.However, the clearance did not go far, falling on Milton Karisa whose shot however blasted over. In the 83rd minute, Ssekantuka this time went for a header off a Karisa cross but it went over.Zanzibar keeper Mohammed Abdulrahman pulled a great save two minutes from time when he leaped strongly to his left to parry away a shot from Nsibambi who had broken away on the left.0Shares0000(Visited 12 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

What, me worry? Parents out of math loop

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECasino Insider: Here’s a look at San Manuel’s new high limit rooms, Asian restaurant This is not what the people in charge of the country want to hear. Congressional leaders, governors, corporate executives, top scientists – all of them have urgently called for schools to raise the rigor and amount of math and science taught in school. In his State of the Union address, President George W. Bush made the matter a national priority. Yet where public officials and employers see slipping production in the sciences as a threat to the nation’s economy, parents and students don’t share that urgency. Such a disconnect could undercut the national push for more science and math. “There’s energy and leadership at the top, but there is a task to be done in getting parents and kids to understand some of the ideas,” said Jean Johnson, executive president of Public Agenda. “You can do a lot from the top, but you can’t do everything. Schools are local. The leadership needs to reach out and help the public understand the challenge.” In theory, parents and students say, more math and science education is a good thing. WASHINGTON – If improving science and math education is suddenly a national priority, someone apparently forgot to tell the parents and the students. In a new poll, 57 percent of parents say “things are fine” with the amount of math and science being taught in their child’s public school. High school parents seem particularly content – 70 percent of them say their children get the right amount of science and math. Students aren’t too worried, either, according to the poll released Tuesday by Public Agenda, a public-opinion research group that tracks education trends. Only half of children in grades six to 12 say that understanding sciences and having strong math skills are essential for them to succeed in life after high school. For example, 62 percent of parents say it is crucial for most of today’s students to learn high-level math, such as advanced algebra and calculus. The story changes, though, when parents talk specifically about their kids’ schools, and when the children relay their own experiences. Students put a lack of science and math near the bottom of problems they see at school. They are much more worried about bad language, cheating or the pressure for good grades. Most parents, meanwhile, say their kids are getting a better education than they did. Only 32 percent of parents say their child’s school should teach more math and science. If anything, parents are less worried about math and science these days – not more. In 1994, 52 percent of parents considered a lack of math and science in their local schools to be a serious problem. Now, only 32 percent say the same thing. During that time, states ramped up standards and testing, which seems to have affected parents’ views. “They are assuming schools are providing enough. That’s the part that is problematic,” said Susan Traiman, who oversees education and work force policy for the Business Roundtable, an association of chief executive officers from major U.S. corporations. Her group leads a coalition of businesses that has launched a public-relations campaign, hoping to give math and science the same urgency it had during the Cold War space race. But to reach parents, Traiman said, local leaders must talk up the subject at community events. “We have to get beyond talking to people who have the same mind-set of business leaders and public officials,” she said. The poll results came as the Education Department released a study reaffirming that students who take rigorous high school courses are more likely to earn a bachelor’s degree. Making high school more challenging is a big part of Bush’s agenda. Employers and college professors say huge numbers of high school graduates do not show up with enough skills. Yet here, too, parents have quite a different perspective, the new poll finds. A total of 69 percent say their children will finish high school with the skills needed to succeed in college, and 61 percent say their kids will be ready for the work world. The findings are based on phone interviews with a nationally random sample of 1,342 public- school students in grades six to 12, and of 1,379 parents of children in public school. The interviews were done between Oct. 30 and Dec. 29. The margin of sampling error was plus or minus 3.5 percentage points for the students and 4 percentage points for the parents. 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


first_imgBY EMMET RUSHE: Last week the New York Times ran an article on Juicing.It was one in their series of ‘Misconception’ articles and they focused on the idea that Juicing can ‘Detox’ your body from the harmful toxins that somehow manage to build up over time, and from your diet.Juicing has become a global phenomenon in over the last few years. Celebrities do it.Spas offer it. Stores sell pricey bottles of ‘Natural’ juice. “Raw-food evangelist” Doug Evans even managed to raise $120 million from Silicon Valley investors to fund a $700 juicer that will soon be on the market in the US.But what is it that everybody is trying to remove from their bodies and Is there any science behind it?Kamal Patel from explains where the detox marketing comes from and how they play on our fears.“Detox diets hinge on the premise that the human body accumulates toxins and waste as a result of being exposed to pesticides, pollutants and food additives.”Presumably, the goal of the detox diet is to cleanse the body of harmful substances, through a very low calorie diet consisting of certain foods, with the occasional supplement thrown in the mix. Some detoxes are aimed at specific organs, while others claim to purify you from head to toe.“Even if a substance really is noxious, a cleanse won’t help. Acute toxicity would likely constitute a medical emergency. Chronic toxicity is best addressed by a well-fed body, not one weakened by a diet of pepper-infused lemonade. The liver, kidneys, lungs, and several other organs work around the clock to remove harmful substances and excrete the waste products of metabolism. They don’t need help from fad diets.” Says Kamal.So, the latest celebrity Detox drink won’t get the job done then, so what about all those commercial products, with their fantastic claims?Unfortunately, a 2009 investigation found that not a single company behind 15 detox supplements could supply any form of evidence for their efficacy or safety. Worse still, no companies could name the toxins targeted by their products or even agree on a definition for the word “detox.”The fact that no company can name the toxins that their product targets, reveals just how little they care about how they market their products and how ineffective they might be. If all of these ‘detox’ products can’t get the job done, surely then juicing must have some merit to it?After all, there are claims that if something is ‘natural’, there is nothing more effective for keeping us healthy.Some of the claims for the effectiveness of juicing are;• A juice diet rests the stomach.• Juices require less of the stomach’s digestive processing• Juicing “allows the body to have more of the resources it needs to support the phases of detoxification, and even to begin to help remove the cumulative toxins stored in the body.”These claims are largely useless.• Resting the stomach is a nonsense claim. It means nothing, how do you ‘rest’ your stomach and why is it a benefit to you?• Juicing fruit and veg doesn’t make it any more beneficial to the body that actually eating them.• The last claim is another nonsense statement. It means nothing in respect to the human body.There are no ‘phases of detoxification’ and it won’t help remove any toxins from your body.Kamal Patel gives his side on the Juicing craze; “People eating a healthy, balanced diet don’t need to completely avoid certain foods. They definitely don’t need to buy into any juicing or cleanses.The evidence in support of detoxes just isn’t there.Until it is you and your wallet are better off allowing your natural detoxification system (Your Liver) to deal with the “toxins”.The sole reason that juicing and detox diets are so popular, the answer is easy: rapid weight loss. Rapid weight loss would be great, if weight loss always meant fat loss, but it doesn’t.This temporary weight loss leads many people to attribute health benefits to the juicing and the detoxifying effects.Since most people eat poorly on a regular basis, and detox diets usually revolve around vegetables and fruit, the lower calories along with the drop in carbohydrates will lead to an initial water dump, once a regular eating schedule is resumed and carbs are reintroduced, the glycogen and water come rushing back and so will the ‘lost’ weight.Yes, juicing has its benefits, and is a better option than many high sugary drinks that you could be consuming, but, focusing on sustainable health habits, like eating nutritious food on a daily basis, getting enough protein, leafy greens, and quality carbohydrates in your diet are not only better for you, they are tastier too.#TrainSmartIf you would like to team up with Pat Divilly and myself to compete in Tough Mudder and help 3 great charities, please contact me through the link below and I’ll send you on all the relevant information. RUSHE: CAN JUICING DETOX YOUR BODY? was last modified: April 29th, 2016 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)last_img read more


first_imgFreddie Ljungberg enjoyed a winning Celtic debut in his side’s Scottish Cup victory at Berwick Rangers.Daniel Majstorovic fired in a close range shot to give Neil Lennon’s side a 17th-minute lead at Shielfield Park.But the visitors toiled for long spells on a bumpy pitch against spirited Third Division opponents. Scott Brown fired in a neat angled strike on 81 minutes to ease Celtic into the fifth round of the tournament.Former Arsenal and Sweden star Ljungberg has graced some of the world’s great stadiums, but the ramshackle Shielfield Park, with its bordering speedway track, was a distinctly low-key introduction to Scottish football.However, the 3,877 packed inside the ground did their best to enjoy the occasion, making a din throughout a largely forgettable game. THE HOOPS REPORT: CELTIC BEAT RANGERS 2-0….BERWICK RANGERS! was last modified: January 9th, 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)last_img read more


first_imgATHLETICS: Lauren Callaghan from Killygordon was a member of a small group of Finn Valley athletes that competed in the Scottish indoor champs over the weekend.Her best event was the long jump which saw her get out to 5m which was good enough to claim silver just missing out on gold by 6cms. She also returned 8.41 in the 60m semi’s which was a PB.Aine Wilkinson in similar events had a 4.16m long and a 1.43 high.Kyle Leeper just beat on countback in the high finishing a frustrating 4th at 1.57.Cara Wilkinson younger sister of Aine had 2 pb performances 3.75 in long and 1.21 in high narrowly missing out on 1.26 both pb performances. All valuable experience in view of this weekends nationals in Athlone.In Sligo on Saturday Aoife Mc Grath a student at Loreto, Omagh was a member of their team that collected bronzethe sole Donegal related schools medal in itself disappointing.Elsewhere Lifford athlete Brendan O’ Donnell threw a European Youth Q mark in the hammer at 64.72mKenny O Donnell from Convoy finished 14th in THE RACE  a 250km endurance event a special feat in itself.ATHLETICS: FINN VALLEY ATHLETES PARTICPATE AT SCOTTISH INDOOR CHAMPIONSHIPS was last modified: March 7th, 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:athleticsFinn Valley ACSportlast_img read more