In support of the arts and culture, Clemsville Music Conservatory two Sundays ago held its 15th Annual Recital And Awards Ceremony at the National Cultural Centre in Georgetown.Adaeze Lumumba receiving her “student of the decade” awardThe elegant and aesthetic affair saw vocal performances by students as well as on strings and wind instruments.However, the highlight of the event were the presentations of the Associate Board of the Royal Schools of Music’s (ABRSM) certificates by High Commissioner of India, His Excellency Dr KJ Srinivasa, and trophies by US Ambassador to Guyana, Her Excellency, Sarah-Ann Lynch, and Speaker of the National Assembly Dr Barton Scotland, to the students who achieved distinctions.Nevertheless, Adaeze Lumumba was honoured as “student of the decade”. She obtained a distinction from grade one to eight in piano without any repeats.Meanwhile, several other awards were given out to top performers.
The Guyana Football Federation (GFF) has become the first Member Association of the CONCACAF Region to adopt the Domestic Transfer Matching System (DTMS), according to FIFA’s DTMS Project Coordinator Semira Jawdat.This announcement was made on Friday last at Olympic House during her opening remarks at a two-day training workshop, which sought to build capacity among GFF Secretariat staff, Member Associations and Clubs on the use of the DTMS.Jawdat said it was a memorable day for the GFF: “Today is not only training in using the system, or on exercising it, or giving you compliance advice. Today is also a new chapter for the Guyana Football Federation, its affiliated clubs and Regional Associations. It is a great moment because it’s the first member of CONCACAF to adopt DTMS.”According to FIFA, the DTMS is “the national version of the International Transfer Matching System (ITMS). With DTMS, the federation and its clubs have the ability to manage and monitor their domestic transfer activity, generate statistics and reports, speed up the transfer process and store required documents online, safely. As an extension of the ITMS, the system allows the federation to access international and domestic transfers in one place.”While encouraging maximum participation, Jawdat, who works in FIFA’s Global Transfers and Compliance Department, said the DTMS was meant to be responsive to the unique needs of Member Associations. “We’ll see how to improve the system according to your needs, because the system is not static. It will and it tries to accommodate your needs,” she explained.GFF President Wayne Forde said part of his Executive Committee’s mandate was to professionalise the sport, and expressed his satisfaction that capacity-building on player transfers was being done.“We know that movement of players has been a very contentious issue in Guyana’s football for many years. We now have an opportunity to have a platform, where we can do this in a very structured and transparent manner that will certainly serve the interest of our efforts to professionalise football in Guyana.”FIFA’s Training and Support Coordinator, Maria Stracke, while indicating her pleasure to share her knowledge about the DTMS, in her remarks, reiterated that the transfer process was about transparency and equity.“All transfers are being handled in the same way and it’s about fairness,” she said.Also included in the team is Hector Navarro, Legal Counsel, TMS Compliance. The first day of the workshop catered for key GFF Secretariat staff and Regional Associations Representatives, who will interface with the system, while the second day targeted representatives from Clubs.
Ronaldo, whose first goal was created by a magnificent Benzema flick, stood aside in the 89th minute to allow the Frenchman to convert only his fourth league goal of the season.“The gesture of Cristiano is very important,” said Zidane. “After the game he played, Karim just needed to score a goal.“He (Ronaldo) had opportunities, he scored twice. After there is this gesture of Cristiano for Karim.“This proves that between them, there is a good atmosphere, a good relationship, and to win and continue what we’re doing, it’s super important.”The reigning champions’ title hopes are all but over, with Real 11 points adrift of leaders Barcelona in third, but a run of four straight wins has ended any worries of missing out on a Champions League spot.“Confidence returns from playing these kinds of matches,” added Zidane.“After our match against PSG (3-1 win in Champions League), we’ve been doing much better, maybe there was a missing part or something like that.”Zidane brought Bale back into the starting XI after dropping him to the bench for the midweek victory over Leganes, but ‘BBC’ were left frustrated for much of the first half.The deadlock was finally broken shortly before the interval, as Benzema’s delightful flick found Ronaldo, who duly drilled the ball into the corner.The Portuguese forward’s return to top form has been key to Real’s climb up the table, with the opening goal his 13th in the league this season.– Bale ends drought –Benzema was again the creator as Bale made it two less than a minute into the second period.The Frenchman powered forward and laid the ball off for Bale, with the 28-year-old winger finishing with aplomb to end a run of six games without scoring.Ronaldo has been having no such problems in front of goal, though, and the five-time Ballon d’Or winner wrapped up the points just after the hour mark.He ran onto Lucas Vazquez’s pass to slot home his 13th goal in his last seven games in all competitions, including the vital two in last week’s Champions League first-leg win over Paris Saint-Germain.Benzema was rewarded for his earlier assists with the chance for only a second league goal since November, which he took with little fuss.Barcelona can open up a 10-point lead over Atletico Madrid when they host Girona later on Saturday, with Diego Simeone’s capital club not playing until their Sunday visit to Sevilla.Elsewhere, Celta Vigo gave their hopes of qualifying for the Europa League a boost as Iago Aspas scored in a 2-0 win over Eibar.0Shares0000(Visited 2 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Heads up: Cristiano Ronaldo scores twice as Real down Alaves 4-0 © AFP / PIERRE-PHILIPPE MARCOUMADRID, Spain, Feb 24 – Real coach Zinedine Zidane hailed Cristiano Ronaldo’s selflessness after the forward gave up the chance of a hat-trick by allowing Karim Benzema to take a late penalty in Saturday’s 4-0 thrashing of Alaves.Zidane restored Gareth Bale to the starting XI to reunite the ‘BBC’ front line of the Welshman, Ronaldo and Benzema, and all three scored in a confident display at the Santiago Bernabeu.
0Shares0000Fans wear masks of Brazil’s Neymar, who is home with his famous right foot recovering from surgery as the rest of the Brazil squad prepare to face hosts Russia in their penultimate World Cup warmup © AFP/File / Nelson ALMEIDAMOSCOW, Russian Federation, Mar 22 – Training between mounds of snow without Neymar, Brazil may be forgiven for feeling out of their element as they prepare to face hosts Russia in their penultimate World Cup warmup.The most expensive football player on the planet is back home, celebrating his sister’s birthday with his famous right foot recovering from surgery in a protective boot. But things are deadly serious in Moscow, where the Selecao play on Friday at the Luzhniki Stadium in which they will hope to lift a record sixth World Cup trophy on July 15.Coach Tite will try to make sure his superstars have learned from the unmitigated disaster of their 7-1 drubbing by Germany, whom Brazil play on Tuesday, on home soil back in 2014.That fateful World Cup semi-final four years ago was played without the injured Neymar or suspended centre-back Thiago Silva.Now, as then, Brazil are looking vulnerable in defence and missing their 26-year-old hero.Paris Saint-Germain forward Neymar “is a different player. He is one of the top three in the world,” said Tite.“But a strong team should not depend on specific names.”– Fighting for a spot –Without Neymar, Tite is entrusting the left wing to Juventus’s in-form Douglas Costa.With Neymar out, Brazil coach Tite is entrusting the left wing to Juventus’s in-form Douglas Costa © AFP/File / MIGUEL MEDINAThe 27-year-old is in the prime of his career after spending much of it tucked away in Ukraine playing for Shakhtar Donetsk.Costa has only found the net three times in 22 appearances in a yellow jersey but this is his time to shine, and he does not seem phased by the occasion.“Replacing Neymar is an enormous challenge, but we have a lot of class acts on the team who have big potential,” said Costa.“Neymar’s absence gives the other players a chance to show themselves, to show their best side.”Costa will be paired up front with Chelsea’s graceful winger Willian and Gabriel Jesus, who has scored 11 times for Manchester City this season.It is a dizzying array of stars and Real Madrid midfielder Casemiro may have put it most succinctly when contemplating the effect of such strong internal competition.“I do not want to lose my place to anyone,” said Casemiro.“I want to play for my country, play in all the matches, and I am ready to show my best at training to do it.”If Tite is spending any sleepless nights, it might not be because of Neymar’s absence but due to his defence.Despite boasting a trio of Neymar’s PSG teammates: Silva, Marquinhos and Dani Alves, Brazil have a weakness at left-back should something happen to Real Madrid’s Marcelo.His regular replacement Filipe Luis suffered a broken leg playing for Atletico Madrid last week and is expected to be out for two months.Despite boasting a trio of Neymar’s PSG teammates: Silva, Marquinhos and Dani Alves, Brazil have a weakness at left-back should something happen to Real Madrid’s Marcelo (L) © AFP/File / JAVIER SORIANOThird choice Alex Sandro of Italian champions Juventus was injured during the first training session in Moscow.As a result, Tite had to call up the uncapped 28-year-old Ismaily — named after an obscure 1956 British film called “Smiley”.He is a complete unknown in his homeland and his selection was perhaps more due to his geographic proximity — he plays for Shakhtar Donetsk in Ukraine — than anything else.Rio’s Globo Esporte newspaper pointed out incredulously that Ismaily was the 10th left-back called up by Tite since he took over in 2014.Despite the problems, and temperatures due to drop to -9 Celsius (16 Fahrenheit) in Moscow, Brazil are hoping to leave a legacy.“We will be playing in the stadium that will host the final, and we want to leave a wish,” said Casemiro.“We want to come back here in the summer and try to win the title.”0Shares0000(Visited 2 times, 1 visits today)
1 New Aston Villa boss Roberto Di Matteo insists he must rebuild the fallen club – as he closes in on defender Tommy Elphick. The Italian was officially unveiled at Villa Park on Wednesday after new owner Dr Tony Xia’s £75million takeover was rubber-stamped on Tuesday. And it is understood the club have wasted no time in recruitment and are in advanced discussions with Bournemouth captain Elphick.Elphick is set to be the first part of Di Matteo’s squad revamp after they won just three games and were relegated from the Premier League last season, and the former Chelsea boss knows the magnitude of the job on his hands. Di Matteo said: “It’s a rebuilding job. The last three or four years it has been a club in decline and relegation topped that off last season. “I know it will be difficult and I have to turn things around. “We need to turn a team that has struggled into a strong competitive team. All aspects need to be looked at. “What I believe is that we need a united group, people who are willing to fight for the club in the Championship. They need to put their services into the good of the team, for the good of the team. “It will be a big job but with the right personnel we can do well. It is an exciting project, a new start, new ownership and management. “We will take it from there and try and do everything we can within reason to help us and guide us. “The objective is to get promotion this year, it will take time to sort the team out and we want results yesterday instead of today.” Former West Brom and Reading boss Steve Clarke has joined as Di Matteo’s assistant with ex-Tottenham No.2 Kevin Bond the new first-team coach. Xia has previously said Di Matteo would have between £30million-£40million to spend on new players with Elphick, who helped Bournemouth win the Championship in 2015, one of a number targeted. “That [money] is something that I will talk about with Robbie, we will do whatever we can to support him,” said the 39-year-old, who bought Villa from former owner Randy Lerner. “This is a new challenge and I am looking forward to working with Roberto, Keith [Wyness], and everyone else. I want to take this club back to the right place.” Tommy Elphick is set to join Roberto Di Matteo’s revolution at Villa Park
YOU’VE read the stories on the huge pod of dolphins in Donegal Bay.Now watch the video of them, taken from the Donegal Waterbus. Dr Simon Berrow of the Irish Whale and Dolphin Group said people shouldn’t get too close to the “big and robust” animals.He said the dolphins are “wild creatures living in an environment that is totally alien to us. You should be wary of them.”He added: “They’re very boisterous and active and will approach boats and people. Don’t get in the water with them. I’ve been working with them for 18 years and I’d be frightened to get in the water with them. They’re big, strong animals.”He said there would only be a serious danger “if the person didn’t behave properly” in the water with the dolphins. “Bottlenose dolphins have killed people before, but only when people act the maggot,” he said. DDTV: INCREDIBLE VIDEO FOOTAGE OF DONEGAL BAY DOLPHINS was last modified: August 14th, 2011 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:dolphin videodolphinsdonegal bay
Downtown Cup Group DCastlefin Celtic Reserves 2 Glencar Celtic 4Glencar went away from Castlefin with a 4-2 victory in the Downtown Cup on Saturday. Glencar took the lead in the 10th minute from the penalty spot when Paddy Rafferty was fouled and he stepped up to slot home. In the 15th minute Glencar doubled their advantage when a cross from the right was turned into the net by a Castlefin defender. Rafferty made it three 5 minutes later when he skipped past a Castlefin defender and slotted home past the advancing keeper. In the 30th minute Rafferty completed his hat-rick when he latched onto a through ball and he calmly slotted the ball into the bottom corner. The home side pulled a goal back in the 40th minute when Simon Mc Glinchey headed home an Emmett White corner kick. The second half was a much more even affair with both sides having half chances but Castlefin pulled another goal back in the 70th minute when Emmett white rounded the keeper and tapped home after a good through ball from Thomas Devlin. Team performance from Castlefin Paddy Rafferty best for Glencar. Referee: Brian O’ Kane FOOTBALL: CASTLEFIN CELTIC RESERVES 2 GLENCAR CELTIC 2 was last modified: January 13th, 2013 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:FOOTBALL: CASTLEFIN CELTIC RESERVES 2 GLENCAR CELTIC 2
Congratulations to Christy Gillespie, his management team and the Minor footballers on winning the All County Minor League Div. 1 title on Friday night in Killygordon over a very good Dungloe side on a score of 1-10 to 1-06. They will now take a break from matches for exams.The Seniors and Reserves met N. Conaill on Sunday in the Park, with both teams getting convincing victories in these championship dress rehearsals. They are due to take on Ardara in a Star fixture (no county players) at home next Sunday.The Juniors continued their good start to the season with a home win over Ardara, they are at home again this Saturday to N. Conaill, throw-in at 7:30pm. The Senior Hurlers travel to Setanta for a league game this week. They were beaten by Aodh Ruadh in their last outing.The U14 Boys Div. 1had no game this week after last week’s Northern Board League success The Div. 2 team defeated Termon last week and neighbours Glenswilly on Monday night and will finish their league campaign at home this Wednesday (May 15th) to Letterkenny Gaels. This team will also take part in this year’s Féile Peil ne nÓg as a host team in div. 5. Their visitors will be St. Anne’s from Dublin.The U14 girls will also host this year in Division 2 and their visiting team is West Clare Gaels. Training for the U14 girls is on Wednesday as usual at 6.30pm. A friendly match against Termon is in the Park with a 6pm throw-in on Friday.The Minor Hurlers finished their League campaign with a fine win away to Carndonagh on Thursday despite some of the older player being unavailable. Nevertheless the lads put on a fine scoring display winning 3-15 to 3-09 with the majority of the scores coming from play. The U14 Hurlers lost out to a strong Buncrana team last week and play Burt this Thursday at home. U16 and Minor hurling training continues Tuesdays at 5pm all welcome. The Golf Scramble takes place on Saturday week (May 25th) at Letterkenny Golf club with the winning team getting a VIP Day for the Donegal v Tyrone game. Teams of 4 for €100. Contact James Friel 086-8255474 or John Coleman 087-2318601 to book your tee time.There will be a Country Dance in the Clubhouse this Saturday, May 18th with all proceeds to the boys U14 team that is travelling to Féile next month. Admission is just €7 and supper is included. Tickets are available from any squad member or Mary Maguire on 086-0870446.U12 Boys Go Games begins next Monday (May 20th) with the U12 team at home to Cloughaneely and the U11’s making the trip to face Robert Emmett’s in Castlefin. Both games throw-in at 7pm.There were 6 winners that each matched 3 numbers and win €20 in this week’s Lotto draw. The numbers were: 1-2-9-23. Anthony Farren, Balleighan; Pauric Daly, Lisnennan; Aidan McGlynn, Rockhill; Dermot Higgins, Lurgy; Ciaran McIntyre, Fernhill (all card) and Collette Gallagher, Churchill Rd, Glenties (Adrian).Congratulations to Colin McIntyre and Garvan Mulligan and Arlene Devenney on their recent weddings. GAA: ST EUNAN’S GAA CLUB NEWS – MINOR BOYS CELEBRATE COUNTY TITLE was last modified: May 14th, 2013 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:GAA: ST EUNAN’S GAA CLUB NEWS – MINOR BOYS CELEBRATE COUNTY TITLE
Drink anyone???? pic.twitter.com/vBRnExpXu4— Macclesfield Town (@thesilkmen) November 27, 2018“You shouldn’t label it a scheme because football should be the winner, so talent or opportunity is what it’s bringing to England and they are addressing it because it’s been a long time.”Macclesfield have won just two of their 19 league games this season, losing 13 and conceding 37 goals in the process.They did secure a victory in the most recent matchday, however, defeating Yeovil courtesy of a Michael Rose penalty. BEST OF Latest Football News Campbell has been an outspoken critic on the lack of BAME coaches in the English game, whilst he also unsuccessfully ran to be nominated as Conservative candidate for Mayor of London in the 2016 election.He recently praised a scheme introduced by the FA to increase the number of BAME coaches.“It’s hard to call it a scheme,” Campbell told the official FA website, “because it’s more a door-opening or an opportunity. Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card RANKED Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury Premier League Team of the Season so far, including Liverpool and Leicester stars MONEY REVEALED Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions Forbes list reveals how much Mayweather, Ronaldo and Messi earned this decade Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? REPLY Ronaldo warned Lukaku how hard scoring goals in Serie A would be before Inter move Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won REVEALED ADVICE huge blow no dice Welcome to Macclesfield Town, Sol! https://t.co/AQxcKqXOQa— Macclesfield Town (@thesilkmen) November 27, 2018Campbell will be tasked with keeping the Moss Rose club in the Football League, with Macclesfield currently five points adrift at the bottom of the English pyramid system.He has signed an 18-month deal with the club.Campbell, 44, also played for Portsmouth, Notts County and Newcastle throughout a 19-year professional career, during which time he won 73 caps for his country.His previous coaching experience is minimal, with short spells at Trinidad and Tobago and QPR, as well as a temporary spell working in the England set-up earlier this month. Sol Campbell has been appointed manager of Macclesfield Town, the League Two club have confirmed.Campbell, the former Tottenham and Arsenal defender, succeeds Mark Yates, who was dismissed from his position last month, just four months after being named boss. shining Berahino hits back at b******t Johnson criticism – ‘I was in a dark place at Stoke’ Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade
A Letterkennty woman today picked up her Easter Millionaire Raffle prize of €100,000.The lucky winner, who wishes to remain anonymous, also received the lucky ticket for her birthday.“It’s the best birthday present ever,” smiled the happy winner. “I can’t wait to see how they’ll beat this next year.” The lucky ticket was bought in Easons, Courtyard Shopping Centre, Letterkenny.There has been wild speculation about the winner since donegaldaily.com revealed on Tuesday the winning ticket was bought in Co Donegal.The winner joined others in Dublin today to collect their cheques from the Millionaire Raffle draw.The lucky mum is just the latest winner from the county – following two millionaires in recent months. Meanwhile a syndicate of 33 colleagues from the National Museum of Ireland in Dublin shared a €250,000 prize from the draw.“I always knew we would win big, it was just a matter of time and patience,” said one of the happy syndicate members. “This is just the start of our lucky streak, we will continue to play and who knows we could be back in here again on Friday collecting a EuroMillions win.” added the happy man.A member of the lucky group checked the ticket on Tuesday evening. “I got a call from my colleague who thought we won a prize in the raffle. I didn’t believe him so I asked my daughter to check the ticket online. When she did and realised we had won €250,000 she nearly fell off the seat with the shock,” laughed the happy man.LETTERKENNY WOMAN PICKS UP €100,000 LOTTO CHEQUE ON HER BIRTHDAY was last modified: April 13th, 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:000 LOTTO CHEQUE ON HER BIRTHDAYLETTERKENNY WOMAN PICKS UP €100