first_imgEbb & Flow waiting hard on the final at Michael & Anne Watters house in Tullycleave, Ardara!!THE wacky things Donegal fans get up to never cease to amaze.Here’s all your pix for today – thanks to everyone who sent in pictures as the clock ticks to All-Ireland Final Sunday.Send yours to Sara and Lea Keelan whose mum comes from Glenswilly but now lives in Monaghan show there true colours for DonegalCarndonagh’s Obama-style makeover of Jim McGuinnessPicture of Conal Hunter and Daniel ‘Don’t like getting wet’ Gallagher from Maghery, Dungloe. Both lads love their sailing so thought what better way to fly the Donegal flag than dying some of their sails in the county colours. They can be seen out in Dungloe Bay with these flying most evenings although the bottom of the boat is seen as often as the top!!! Pic Siobhan HunterCathair Browne (6), son of Eugene and Kate Browne from the Crossroads, Killygordon. Unfortunately the wee fella won’t get to go to the All Ireland even though he was at every other game this year (apart from the Tyrone game as Mum and Dad were on their honeymoon!!!). I know he would love this to be published, a fine young man and hopefully he will have other chances at going to see Donegal play in an All Ireland. Sending the wee man big love from Brisbane (I went home after 5 years away from Donegal to his Mum and Dads wedding this June) — thanks, Érin O’Ruain (Best Friend of Eugene Browne) Done!In the photo with John 3:7 at Houston Station on the morning of the Cork match, from left to right; Laura Ferry (Sweeney) – Gweedore, Yvonne Sweeney (Burtonport girl, turned Laois girl), Mr. John 3:7 himself, Seamus O Connor and Maureen Scully (2 Laois natives up in Dublin giving support to Donegal for the day) and Ciaran Ferry – Gweedore…Brid Sweeney produced another memorable pic from the Rosses  COUNTDOWN TO CROKER – PICTURES OF THE DAY was last modified: September 14th, 2012 by BrendaShare 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:COUNTDOWN TO CROKER – PICTURES OF THE DAYlast_img read more

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The Chelsea v Newcastle quiz

first_imgChelsea face Alan Pardew’s Newcastle at Stamford Bridge on Saturday. Test your knowledge of the recent history between the two clubs by seeing how many of these five questions you can answer correctly.[wp-simple-survey-18]Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img

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South Africa to market the ‘Big Seven’

first_imgMarine conservation “This requires innovative management strategies if we want to ensure sustainability of our marine living resources,” she said. “A government-wide intervention is required in the coastal communities to address coastal poverty and alternative livelihood opportunities in light of declining fish stocks.” Sonjica pointed out that declining fish stocks was a global phenomenon, with approximately 25% of the world’s marine fish stocks being considered over-exploited. Source: BuaNews She added that it was important for the government to pursue its programmes of protecting the country’s marine life, given that there was already a decline of the stocks of some of the species, including the shark. She added that partnerships with security institutions such as South African Police Service, the National Prosecuting Authority, the Asset Forfeiture Unit and the Department of Defence were crucial to deal effectively with environmental crimes. “We will be marketing these animals – sharks and whales – to the whole world,” she said. “We will add these two species to the Big Five and have a resultant Big Seven.” South Africa is well known among tourists in search of the “Big Five” wild animals: the buffalo, elephant, leopard, lion and rhino. Two more could soon be added to the marketers’ “Big” list, however – and you won’t find them on land. Briefing journalists in Cape Town ahead of her budget vote speech in Parliament last week, Water and Environmental Affairs Minister Buyelwa Sonjica said that South Africa offered tourists some of the best whale watching in the world, as well as shark cage diving in places like Gansbaai in the Western Cape.center_img 23 June 2009 Sonjica said this year had been declared the Year of the Shark, and October would be declared Marine Month to focus on the significance of the country’s sea and marine life. Environmental courts Sonjica said many environmental crimes were committed by organised crime syndicates, and warned that the government would not take a soft stance on perpetrators. Sonjica said South Africa’s waters were populated with significant numbers of marine mammals, including whales, as well large ocean predators such as the shark. Though she did not specify which shark and whale species, Sonjica was presumably referring to the famous great white shark and the southern right whale, plentiful off South Africa’s coastline and smaller only than the blue whale. As the justice department could not adequately deal with environmental crime, environmental courts would be set up to see that criminals were not only caught but also prosecuted.last_img read more

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Political will lacking to nab masterminds of Dabholkar’s murder, say activists

first_imgDespite some progress in the Dr. Narendra Dabholkar murder case last year, investigative agencies have failed to nab the masterminds behind the crime while successive State governments have lacked the political will to bring a closure to the case, said the Maharashtra Andhashraddha Nirmoolan Samiti on Tuesday on the sixth death anniversary of the eminent rationalist.As is the custom on each anniversary, activists from the MANS and ordinary citizens gathered at the city’s Omkareshwar Bridge, where Dr. Dabholkar was gunned down while out for a morning stroll on August 20, 2013.Chants of ‘Phule! Shahu! Ambedkar! Amhi Saare Dabholkar, Pansare, Kalburgi, Gauri Lankesh!’ rent the air and as scores of demonstrators taking part in the ‘Jawab Do’ campaign questioned the government’s tardiness in bringing the masterminds of the murders of Dr. Dabholkar, veteran Communist leader Govind Pansare, scholar M.M. Kalburgi and senior journalist Gauri Lankesh to book.“While there have been eight arrests in the case last year, the main orchestrators of the conspiracy have yet to be arrested,” said Dr. Hamid Dabholkar, son of the late rationalist.He said be it the erstwhile Congress-Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) government or the present Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-Shiv Sena, none of the administrations had ever taken the lead in bringing the case to a satisfying conclusion.“We find that it is only after the Bombay High Court keeps rapping the probe agencies on their knuckles from time to time that there is some progress in the form of a few arrests, as in the case of Sachin Andure and Sharad Kalaskar [named by the CBI as the assailants of Dr. Dabholkar],” said Dr. Hamid Dabholkar.Activist Mukta Dabholkar, the late rationalist’s daughter, pointed out that the scope of violence on part of these right-wing, hardline outfits was no longer limited to progressive thinkers or activists, but extended to common citizens as well.“It is not only the question of Dabholkar, Kalburgi and Pansare, but now concerns ordinary people as well, as was proved by the Nallasopara arms haul. Think of the enormous loss of life that would have entailed had these bombs gone off,” said Ms. Dabholkar.She further said that the charge sheets filed in the murders of all four activists clearly pointed to a radical syndicate that was influencing youths to carry out such crimes.“Investigative agencies have detailed the ways in which these young assailants were influenced to carry out their deeds, and how they were motivated after reading a particular kind of literature. The question arises as to who is sheltering them and funding them,” said Ms. Dabholkar.“It is extremely painful if the death of someone close [Dr. Dabholkar] has to be revived again and again [in the form of anniversary protests]. But we think more of Dr. Dabholkar than merely being our father…he was a symbol of progressive thought and remains an inspiration to youths. His killing is emblematic of intolerance and the crushing of progressive thought,” she said.last_img read more

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India vs Hong Kong live streaming, 2018 Asia Cup: When and where to watch online and live coverage on TV

first_imgIndia look to start their Asia Cup 2018 campaign on high when they take on Hong Kong in their first match at Abu Dhabi on Tuesday.The match will also prepare India for the much-awaited clash against arch-rivals Pakistan on Wednesday. India will also be keen to make short work of Hong Kong as they they will have to play again a day later.In fact, India are the only side to not get a break between two matches in the group stage.The match against Hong Kong will be an ‘appetiser’ before cricket junkies are treated to a lavish spread of main course which will be the Indo-Pak rivalry.Even without regular skipper Virat Kohli, the Indian side, led by Rohit Sharma, is an intimidating one in the limited-overs format.Although Rohit and his colleagues won’t want to take Hong Kong lightly, in reality the match will only be a pre-cursor or a glorified dress rehearsal before they take on an in-form Pakistan the very next day.Hong Kong lost their opener against Pakistan by eight wickets in a thoroughly one sided showdown where they could manage only 116 runs.What time is India vs Hong Kong Asia Cup 2018 ODI?The game starts on 5:00 PM IST on September 18, Tuesday at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai.What TV channel and live stream is the India vs Hong Kong Asia Cup 2018 ODI Live Streaming on?Star Sports 1 and Star Sports 1 HD in English commentary and Star Sports 3 and Star Sports 3 HD in Hindi Commentary.advertisementstar sports 3 liveWhere will the India vs Hong Kong Asia Cup 2018 ODI be played?The India vs Hong Kong Asia Cup 2018 ODI will be played at at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai from 5:00 PM IST.Where can I watch the India vs Hong Kong Asia Cup 2018 ODI live?The match will be shown in Star Sports network and can also be streamed on can I check the online live updates of the India vs Hong Kong Asia Cup 2018 ODI?You can follow our ball-by-ball-updates of the match between India and Hong Kong from our live blog on are the team squads for the India vs Hong Kong Asia Cup 2018 ODI?India squad: Rohit Sharma(c), Shikhar Dhawan, Lokesh Rahul, Ambati Rayudu, Manish Pandey, Kedar Jadhav, MS Dhoni, Dinesh Karthik, Hardik Pandya, Kuldeep Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Axar Patel, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Jasprit Bumrah, Shardul Thakur, K Khaleel AhmedHong Kong squad: Anshuman Rath(c), Aizaz Khan, Babar Hayat, Cameron McAulsan, Christopher Carter, Ehsan Khan, Ehsan Nawaz, Arshad Mohammad, Kinchit Shah, Nadeem Ahmed, Nizakat Khan, Raag Kapur, Scott McKechnie, Tanveer Ahmed, Tanwir Afzal, Waqas Khan, Aftab Hussain.last_img read more

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SEQTL Preliminary Finals

first_imgCountry Club United Southern Storm Alyce HulbertEmily EdwardsJessica ShawKirsten WhittayLana CurryLauren McdonaldLucy ClarkMarrikki WategoRenee MurphyRoxanne WinderRoxette MuraShani WellsSophie BurseTamara AppoTeena McilveenTheresa AndersonToni Eltherington Ben WieczorekDaniel FeldmanJarod TumpLucas FeldmanLuke ParkerMatthew GreentreeMichael BaartzSean HooperSebe ReyShannon SankeyTom EylesTom Quinlivan Uni Rebels For further information, please visit the Brisbane Metro Touch Association website – Uni Rebels Blackest Catscenter_img In the Preliminary Final of the X-Blades Men’s Open, Country Club United will face off against Uni Rebels. Country Club United narrowly lost to Southern Storm 9 – 8 in the Major Semi-Final. While Uni Rebels defeated Dodgers 6 – 5 in the Minor Semi-Final.The winner will meet the Southern Storm in the Grand Final. In the Preliminary Final of the X-Blades Women’s Open, Blackest Cats will face off against Uni Rebels. Uni Rebels narrowly lost to Caboolture / Redcliffe Colts 5 – 4 in the Major Semi-Final. While Uni Rebels defeated Southern Storm 4 – 2 in the Minor Semi-Final.The winner will meet the Caboolture / Redcliffe Colts in the Grand Final. Team lists of finalists are below: Ash FarrowBen MccullenBen RobinsonBrent MaddersChris FarrowChris LothDrumayne Daybern-MuirGian GuerraGraeme ClancyJustin MitchellKeith MacdonaldRemus GentlesRyan PollockTerry Thompson Chris KavneyClint WithersCraig McheronDamien MoarDaniel WithersDean ThomasGavin ShukerGreg DohertyHamish JonesJames WallaceJason PowellJustin RobsonKris McmurdyKurt ByrantMichael DevonshireMitch KingOscar SanftPhilip GyemoreTim Baartz Caboolture / Redcliffe Colts Aimee GilbertAmy HopeAmy TurnerAnita KerriganCatherine TipeneCoral EastonEva WilliamsHayley McanellyHelena BlairKendall Te RangiKristal GouldKylie HahipeneLavina GouldRachel StephensonTai-Anne Te MuunaTara MakoToni TupuhiYvette Teika Aleisha KuhnCasey ClarkElinna BreinlEmily ReedGemma EtheridgeHayley RogersonKate BarkerLauren PotterMary McleanMary SteeleNikki EtheridgePeta RogersonRebecca ClarksonRebecca LapraitSavannah PrattenShannon Cahilllast_img read more

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Black day in constitutional history union of states idea in danger Cong

first_imgNew Delhi, Aug 5 (PTI) Describing the revoking of Article 370 as a “black day” in the country’s constitutional history, the Congress on Monday alleged that the government “dismembered” Jammu and Kashmir by “mischievously misinterpreting” articles in the Constitution, and cautioned that the idea of India as a union of states is in “grave danger”. The government on Monday revoked Article 370 which gave special status to Jammu and Kashmir and proposed that the state be bifurcated into two union territories — Jammu and Kashmir, and Ladakh. Also Read – India gets first tranche of Swiss bank a/c details Senior Congress leader and former home minister P Chidambaram alleged that the Modi dispensation’s move amounted to “constitutional monstrosity” and the decision marks the “beginning of the disintegration of India if the government continues on this path”. Flanked by leader of opposition in Rajya Sabha Ghulam Nabi Azad and other opposition leaders, Chidambaram told reporters outside Parliament: “We anticipated a misadventure, but did not think in our wildest dreams that they will take such a catastrophic step.” Also Read – Tourists to be allowed in J&K from Thursday “Today is a black day in the constitutional history of India,” he said. Azad, in his remarks, accused the BJP of taking the decision “for votes”. and also alleged that the saffron party is “playing” with unity and integrity of the state. “A border state, which is culturally, geographically, historically and politically different was bound together by Article 370. Drunk on power and to get votes, the BJP govt scrapped 3-4 things in one stroke,” Azad said. He said that since morning, the Congress, Trinamool Congress, CPI(M), CPI, DMK, Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD), Kerala Congress, Samajwadi Party, Kerala’s Muslim League, Revolutionary Socialist Party (RSP), has been protesting and will continue do so against this “black law”. “We will keep fighting both inside and outside Parliament,” Azad said. Speaking in Rajya Sabha, Azad said the entire Kashmir Valley is under curfew and three former chief ministers of the state and political leaders have been placed under house arrest. He called for the situation to be discussed first but Naidu allowed Shah to move the resolution. Chidambaram told reporters that the government has not simply got rid of Article 370, but has also “dismembered” the state of Jammu and Kashmir by “mischievously misinterpreting Article 3 and Article 370 of the Constitution”. “If this can be done to Jammu and Kashmir let me caution you that this can be done to every other state in India. All that they have to do is dismiss the elected government, impose President’s rule, dissolve the elected assembly, Parliament takes the power of the state assembly. The government moves a resolution, Parliament approves it and the state can be dismembered,” Chidambaram said. He claimed that every state can be broken up and Union territories can be created out of the states by the “mischievous interpretation” of Article 3 and 370. “It will not stop here. What they have done is a constitutional monstrosity. People of India and people of every state must wake up to the grave danger that is set as an example today by these completely unconstitutional and illegal resolutions,” Chidambaram said. “I want to warn, every party, every state and every citizen in India that the idea of India as a union of states is in grave danger. They can dismember every state and break it up. This is the beginning of the disintegration of India if this government continues on this path,” he said, adding that this was “the worst day” in the constitutional history of India. Congress spokesperson Jaiveer Shergill said that legally, as per proviso to Article 370(3) of the Constitution, it cannot be scrapped by the President without the recommendation of the state assembly. Currently there is no valid assembly and the BJP has been avoiding elections, scrapping Article 370 in current manner is “unconstitutional”, he said in a tweet. He also cited a Supreme Court judgement to drive home his point and added that probably the “era of law and Constitution is over”. Meeting a long-held promise of the BJP, Union Home Minister Amit Shah moved a resolution in the Rajya Sabha that Article 370, which allowed Jammu and Kashmir to have its own Constitution, will no longer be applicable. “The president on the recommendation of Parliament is pleased to declare as from 5th of August 2019, all clauses of the said Article 370 shall cease to be operative… ,” stated the resolution moved by the Home minister. Shah also moved a bill proposing bifurcation of the state of Jammu and Kashmir into two Union territories — Jammu and Kashmir, and Ladakh.last_img read more

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Neighbours struggle to share news of 10yearold girls death with their kids

first_imgParents on a suburban Toronto street agonized Wednesday over how to tell their children that one of their regular playmates had been killed in the Greektown shooting spree.Ten-year-old Julianna Kozis was out on Danforth Avenue with her family on Sunday night when she was caught in the hail of bullets fired by 29-year-old Faisal Hussain. Neighbours and friends said Julianna’s father Donny was among the 13 others injured in the attack.The street around the family’s home on Penny Crescent in Markham, Ont., usually abuzz with children playing, was all but silent on Wednesday as residents processed the news that one of their own had died in the shooting that also killed an 18-year-old woman from Toronto.One man who did not want to identify himself because he had yet to connect with the Kozis family in person said Julianna would often sit on her front lawn with other local children talking for hours.The man said his wife was “a mess” after hearing the news and had taken the day off work.“I have not told my son yet…We will probably tell him tonight,” he said.Nancy Olesen had already broken the news to her eight-year-old daughter, who enthusiastically recalled playing basketball with Julianna in the past.Mother and daughter both blinked back tears as they reflected on the young girl’s death and the impact her loss will have on the family-oriented neighbourhood.“There are tons of kids so they are always all playing together,” Olesen said. “… even if you don’t know the family super well, just the fact that you have kids, it really touches home.”The Markham Synchro Club said Julianna had been one of its artistic swimmers.“Julianna was a beautiful, aspiring athlete who was in her third year in our sport,” the club said in a statement. “This is a traumatic event for many of us and we are committed to working through this in a thoughtful and responsive manner.”The York Region District School Board declined to confirm whether Julianna was a student, but board Director Louise Sirisko issued a statement saying the tragedy on the Danforth hit close to home.“There are few words to adequately express the depth of sorrow that we feel,” she said in the statement. “Senseless acts of violence like these leave an imprint on our communities and weigh heavy on our hearts. We join families and communities in grieving for all those affected by this terrible incident.”One of Donny Kozis’ high school friends set up a GoFundMe page on Wednesday to raise money to support the family.At Markham City Hall, mourners gathered to sign a book of condolence for the family.Local teacher Cindy Sisti was visibly emotional as she left her tribute.“I hope that when the family gets a chance to read the messages, it will sink in and provide them some comfort,”she said. “The grief is shared by many.”As the community tried to come to grips with the shooting, police and federal officials were offering reassurances that Sunday’s attack was not the work of terrorists.Toronto police Chief Mark Saunders refuted claims from the Islamic State terrorist group that said the shooter was one of its “soldiers.”Saunders said his force was investigating Sunday’s violence from every angle and had found nothing to indicate a connection to the group commonly known as ISIL.The claim, made in a post on one of the group’s social media channels, asserted the attack came in response to the group’s calls to target citizens of the U.S-led coalition battling its activities abroad.Saunders, however, issued a sharp denial.“At this stage, we have no evidence to support these claims,” he said in a statement, adding that Toronto police would continue to “explore every investigative avenue” in its probe, which includes examining how the shooter obtained a gun.A spokeswoman for federal Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale echoed Saunders, saying currently “there is no national security nexus” to the man behind the attack.Hussain, who was found dead with a gunshot wound following an exchange of gunfire with police, was also not on any federal watchlists associated with national security, Goodale has said.Hussain’s parents have said their son had severe mental health issues all his life and had not responded to treatment. Neighbours have said Hussain had a supportive family and did not show outward signs of mental illness.Saunders said police will be interviewing those who knew Hussain, reviewing his online activity and “looking into his experiences with mental health.”The other person killed in the shooting was Reese Fallon, a recent high school graduate who was preparing to study nursing at Hamilton’s McMaster University in the fall.One of Fallon’s friends, Samantha Price, was injured in the shooting. Both worked at an east-end Loblaw’s store, the company said, adding that the shooter also worked as a part-time employee at a different location.A waiter at Mezes Restaurant on the Danforth was also among those injured, who were treated at three Toronto hospitals. Two of the injured remained in critical condition.Note to readers: This is a corrected story. An earlier version had an incorrect name for Nancy Olesen.last_img read more

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Alisson Napoli save felt like the winning goal

first_imgLiverpool goalkeeper Alisson Becker has described his sensational late save against Napoli in the Champions League as like a match-winning goalThe Reds progressed to the knockout stages of the competition on Tuesday night through Mohamed Salah’s first-half goal to take second place in Group C.Although their efforts at Anfield were nearly undone when Napoli’s Arkadiusz Milik’s made a last-minute effort to equalise for the visitors.However, Liverpool’s £67m summer recruit Alisson proved he’s worth every penny by blocking Milik’s effort and becoming an instant hero in front of the home fans.“A save at the end of the game is always great and you feel you have contributed to the game,” Alisson told The Times.Jadon Sancho, Borussia DortmundCrouch: Liverpool could beat Man United to Jadon Sancho Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Peter Crouch wouldn’t be surprised to see Jadon Sancho end up at Liverpool one day instead of his long-term pursuers Manchester United.“Of course, an important save in the first minute is as important as a save in the last minute but for the fans it’s the closest thing to scoring a goal in the last minute as we did in the derby against Everton.“But I only managed to make that save with the help of my teammates’ contribution and thank God we got the victory.”Liverpool will host Manchester United at Anfield on Sunday with kick-off set for 17:00 (CET).last_img read more

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Nuno Espirito is happy after a surprising victory

first_imgThe Wolverhampton Wanderers manager guided his club to a surprising win over Tottenham Hotspur and the coach is delightedWolverhampton Wanderers surprisingly defeated Tottenham Hotspur 3-1 today.And for manager Nuno Espirito this is a moment of happiness, although he’s surprised.“The second half was really, really good. We managed possession, had chances and goals,” he said according to Four Four Two.Harry Maguire, Manchester UnitedLiverpool legend Nicol slams Harry Maguire’s Man United form Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Steve Nicol believes Harry Maguire has made some “horrendous mistakes” recently, and has failed to find his best form since joining Manchester United.“We had a lot of belief after the equalizer, I would have said a draw was a good result, but I cannot control the emotions of the boys if they see space in front of them.”“It is good for the dressing room but to play like this at Wembley – the home of football – is the big thing,” he commented.“We have achieved something very special in getting to the Premier League and it has been a very special year.”last_img read more

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