Djokovic sweats but fails to get Serbia into the ATP Cup semifinals

first_imgThe Serbian had to resort to the third set to end ShapovalovLajovic beat Auger-Aliassime before by an easy 6-4 and 6-2In the doubles, Troicki and Cacic finished the final 3-0 over Canada The Balkan team went ahead in the tie with the comfortable victory of Lajovic, number 34 in the world, over the young Auger-Aliassime, 19, who conceded his third defeat in four appearances in this ATP Cup.More close was the duel of numbers one, in which Djokovic had to overcome a tough game that lasted two hours and 40 minutes. Shapovalov came to have 5-4 and serve in his favor in the third set, but the world number two took his talent to achieve a decisive ‘break’ and confirmed his triumph in the tiebreaker, where he won 7-4. In the already inconsequential point of doubles, Troicki and Cacic put the 3-0 against Polansky and Shamasdin (6-3, 6-2).In this way, Djokovic will star on Saturday an interesting semifinal duel against Daniil Medvedev, who won him in his last two duels in Cincinnati and Monte Carlo. Before, they will open the tie Lajovic and Karen Khachanov, who like Djokovic and his partner Medvedev remains undefeated in this ATP Cup. Serbia has qualified for the ATP Cup semifinals, where it will run into Russia, after beating Canada in the quarterfinals on Friday with the triumphs of Novak Djokovic over Denis Shapovalov (4-6, 6-1, 7-6) and of Dusan Lajovic in front of Felix Auger-Aliassime (6-4, 6-2).center_img Photo: Reuterslast_img read more

New US Ambassador meets with Opposition Leader

first_imgOpposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo on Friday met with newly-accredited United States Ambassador to Guyana, Sarah-Ann Lynch at his Church Street, Georgetown office.Opposition Leader Bharrat Jadgeo and new US Ambassador to Guyana, Sarah-Ann LynchDuring the meeting, the two discussed a range of issues and at the top of the list was the current political situation the country is facing following the successful passage of the no-confidence motion in the National Assembly back in December and the events that followed.This meeting with the US diplomat comes on the heels of the Opposition Leader disclosing that he has updated former US President Jimmy Carter on the situation in Guyana“I did not mentioned it last week that we had a conversation because President Carter said to me he was trying to get on to President [David] Granger, and did not want, as soon as I get the call [to] go in the media and talk about. So I give him enough time for that and I thought it was necessary for Guyanese to know that I received a call and I spoke with him but I prefer to keep a little quiet on the content at this point in time until I hear back from him as to whether he had spoken to President Granger,” Jagdeo revealed at his weekly press conference on Thursday.It is unclear whether the former US President has since contacted the Guyanese Leader.Furthermore, the Opposition Leader had noted that he will continue to lobby the diplomatic community here on the treatment of the coalition Government after the constitutional 90-day deadline expires without a date for elections set. The constitutional deadline will expire next Thursday, making the Government illegal and throwing the country into unchartered waters.In fact, he noted that the People’s Progressive Party (PPP) has written several international bodies – including the Commonwealth, Organisation of American States (OAS) and the Caribbean Community (Caricom) – asking them not to recognise the coalition Administration after March 21, saying that they have acted “in bad faith” since December 21, 2018.He noted that these international bodies have acknowledged receipt of the letters but did not indicate their position of the treatment of the Guyana Government post-March 21.Since the passage of the motion against the APNU/AFC coalition, calls have been made by various stakeholders including foreign diplomats here for the Government to abide by the Constitution.In fact, earlier this week British High Commissioner Greg Quinn, in an exclusive interview with Guyana Times, said that the clock is ticking on the constitutional three-month deadline for holding elections.“The Constitution is the supreme law… There is the three-month clock, which is still ticking, it hasn’t been stayed yet…,” the United Kingdom envoy told this newspaper on Monday.Moreover, representatives from the United Nations (UN) and the European Union (EU) have also echoed similar calls for the Guyana Government to adhere to the Constitution.In February, the EU’s local mission warned of the need for constitutional compliance, urging in a statement that democratic procedures and the rule of law be respected and upheld. The EU also called for free and fair elections to be held and for Guyana’s Government to follow all requirements outlined in the Constitution of Guyana following the December 21, 2018, no-confidence vote.The day before, however, United Nations Resident Coordinator Mikiko Tanaka urged the State to demonstrate its integrity and respect Guyana’s Constitution.“Recent political developments triggered by the no-confidence vote in the National Assembly are a test for Guyana’s strength and integrity with regard to the effectiveness of the rule of law and governance,” Tanaka had said.Meanwhile, Ambassador Lynch during remarks at her accreditation ceremony on Wednesday had recommitted her country’s support to “genuinely free and fair elections” in Guyana.In response, President David Granger had emphasised that the two countries had built a strong bilateral relationship over the years that was founded on, among other things, “mutual non-interference in each other’s internal affairs”.But the Government has contended that the coalition has not resigned and President Granger, despite facing mounting pressure to set a date for elections before the March 21 deadline, insists that he has to await guidance from the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) before he executes his presidential responsibility.Last week, the GECOM Chairman and six commissioners, as well as Chief Elections Officer Keith Lowenfield, met with the President. Almost one week later, the Head of State on Wednesday asked GECOM to submit a work plan for elections as soon as possible.With less than a week before the constitutional deadline expires, the elections body is adamant on going ahead with house-to-house registration, which will conclude sometime in November.last_img read more

‘Big mistake!’ Liverpool fans divided over surprise transfer move

first_imgLiverpool have reportedly accepted a £15m bid for 20-year-old attacker Jordon Ibe.Only a year ago Liverpool hero John Aldridge, who starred in one of the greatest ever Reds tite-winning attacks, told talkSPORT that Ibe was a perfect replacement for Raheem Sterling, who was sold to Manchester City for £50m.“Liverpool have a ready-made replacement for Raheem Sterling in Jordon Ibe,” he told talkSPORT. “He’s a terrific player and has got so much potential.“He’s got as much, if not more potential, than Raheem had at that age. He’s a big strong lad, very direct and a better finisher than Raheem.”But it seems Reds boss Jurgen Klopp does not agree, and neither do the majority of Liverpool supporters, if the mood on social media is anything to go by.Take a look at this selection of reaction from Liverpool fans to the prospective sale of Ibe… 1 Jordon Ibe appears to be heading for the Anfield exit door last_img


first_imgDeputy Charlie McConalogue has slammed the Government for refusing to accept that the road Bus Eireann is using to calculate the nearest school route for Urris pupils is unsuitable and unsafe.Charlie McConalogue TDDeputy McConalogue yesterday challenged the Education Minister in the Dáil on the issue.However although Minister Jan O’Sullivan said she was aware of the issue she also stated that the criteria in determining school transport eligibility had to be applied uniformly across the country. “The Minister’s response is clear – this Government is going to force pupils from the Urris area to travel across a dangerous mountain road and relocate from Carndonagh to Buncrana if they want to avail of free school transport”, explained Deputy McConalogue.The change in school transport eligibility came into effect in September 2012 however with the introduction this year of online registration and the use of google maps to determine distances it is now coming to light that the nearest school for Urris pupils is Buncrana because the online system uses Mamore Gap when calculating the shortest route.The Donegal Deputy commented, “This new system is completely senseless. Not only does it advocate the use of the road through the Mamore Gap, which is extremely treacherous during the winter months, it will see children from Urris forced to relocate from Carndonagh Community School to Buncrana. This has the potential to lead to a situation where two siblings are attending two separate schools in different locations, as the new rules only came into force in September 2012.“There is a long tradition of children from the Urris area attending Carndonagh Community School and I am extremely concerned that the system used to calculate the distance does not take the condition of the route in question into account. Bus Eireann has decided to use a road through Mamore Gap in calculating one of the routes, despite the fact that the road itself is dangerous, particularly in the winter months, and could put the safety of these children at risk. Despite the concerns raised by local parents, Bus Eireann claims the rules given to it by the Department of Education is prohibiting it from ruling out this option. “The Minister of State with responsibility for school transport Damien English washed his hands of the situation in the Dáil yesterday when he passed the buck back to Bus Eireann, stating that responsibility for the planning and timetabling of school transport routes rests with the bus company, as it operates the school transport scheme.“I have been working on this issue with both Councillor Martin McDermott and Councillor Rena Donaghy and I will continue to raise this issue directly with the Minister. This is a completely unacceptable situation and I will not let this matter rest. The Minister O’Sullivan must allow Bus Éireann to apply a sensible and safe approach to this situation so that the students of Urris can continue to attend the Carndonagh Community School”.MINISTER FAILS TO ACKNOWLEDGE SAFETY ISSUE IN DONEGAL BUS ROW – McCONALOGUE was last modified: April 23rd, 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)last_img read more

Woman pleads guilty to stealing North Face jackets from McElhinneys

first_imgA young woman who stole two North Face jackets from McElhinney’s Stores in Ballybofey has been given the Probation Act. Sinead Browne appeared at Letterkenny District Court today charged with theft from the store in Ballybofey on May 5th, 2016. The court heard the 27-year-old woman entered the store, took the blue and black North Face jackets, valued at €280 in total, and left without paying.Security personnel at the store contacted the Gardai and having viewed CCTV footage, Ms Browne was tracked own and admitted to the offences.Neither of the jackets were ever recovered.The court was told that Ms Browne, of Milltown Court, Kilmacrennan, was a full-time carer for her partner.Judge Paul Kelly said he was told at a previous court sitting that Ms Browne may be able to compensate the store.However, the woman’s solicitor said she was surviving on her carer’s allowance and was not in a position to come up with any compensation.Judge Paul Kelly said that in the circumstances he would give Ms Browne the benefit of the Probation Act.Woman pleads guilty to stealing North Face jackets from McElhinneys was last modified: September 10th, 2019 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:courtdonegaljacketMCELHINNEYSNorth Facetheftlast_img read more


first_imgAodh Ruadh GAA News:Registration 2015Club membership for 2015 is now due and all club members are asked to submit their registration form and fee at their earliest convenience. Membership can be paid to Mary Matthews at Shannon’s Corner. Players can also download registration forms from and submit this along with the relevant fee directly to their manager. Registration sessions will be organised for teams over the coming weeks and it is essential all players are signed up club members. We will also be having a number of open registration sessions throughout February and March to facilitate members in the wider community. FootballIndoor training continues this Friday 13th February. Under 6s, 8s and 16s are asked to remember to bring their registration forms and fees to this week’s session where Bord na nÓg secretary Lisa McTernan will be on hand to collect. The 2015 Under 6s [Born 2009-2011] are in the Mercy Hall at Colaiste Cholmcille from 6pm to 7pm followed by the under 8s [Born 2007-2008] from 7pm to 8pm, also in the Mercy Hall. 2015 under 10s [Born 2005-2006] are training in the new hall at Colaiste Cholmcille from 6pm to 7pm. That session is followed by the 2015 under 12s [Born 2003-2004] from 7pm to 8pm, also in the new hall. Under 16 training continues in the Mercy Hall on Wednesday from 7pm to 8pm and on Friday from 8pm to 9pm. PLEASE NOTE, THERE IS A CHARGE OF €2 PER HEAD TO COVER THE COST OF HALL HIRE. Please bring your own water and wear runners as no other footwear allowed. Parents/Guardians are asked to please collect children promptly after their session is finished.HurlingUnderage hurling resumes on Sunday 1st March. Keep an eye on club website and Facebook page for all information. Anyone looking for any information regarding underage hurling in the club is asked to contact John Rooney 086-2587793.Coaching workshops and coursesBelow are coaching workshops and courses in January and February. If you would like to attend any of these please e-mail Emma Gaughan on or text 0863039610.Coaching WorkshopsSeason Planning Venue: GlenswillyDate: Monday, 16 February @ 7.30pmTutor: Roger KeenanHurling Goalie Session Venue: MacCumhaill ParkDate: Monday, 23 February @ 7.30pmTutor: Tom HennessyFootball Goalie SessionVenue: ArdaraDate: Monday, 2 March @ 7.30pmTutor: Pat ShovlinCoaching CoursesFoundation Award for hurlingAll-county – MacCumhaill ParkFriday/Saturday, 13-14th MarchAward 1 for footballAll-county – GlenswillyFriday/Saturday, 27-28th FebruaryAward 1 for hurlingAll-county – MacCumhaill ParkFriday/Saturday, 27-28th FebruaryUlster Coaching ConferenceSaturday, 21st February. 9.00am Glenavon Hotel, Cookstown.National Go Games Activity DaySat/Sun 17-18th August, Croke Park.Date for your diaryThe Aodh Ruadh dinner dance will take place on Saturday 28th February in Dorrian’s Hotel. We will have both the Ulster trophies won by Donegal last year present on the night and tickets are on sale now locally priced €25. Music on the night will be supplied by Trutones.God of CarnageBallyshannon Drama Society present the award winning dramatic comedy God Of Carnage in the Abbey Arts Centre, Ballyshannon on February 10th, 11th, 12th and 14th at 8.30pm nightly.Abbey Centre BingoLast week’s Bingo Jackpot of €400 was won by Breege Gormley of Belleek. There was no winner of the winter snowball, which now stands at €550 on 51 numbers or less. Bingo continues this Friday night at the Abbey Centre at 9pm. Books priced at €10/€5 for full/half books. See you there!Aodh Ruadh LottoThere was no winner of last week’s Aodh Ruadh Lotto jackpot of €4,300. The winning numbers drawn were 2, 7, 13, 14, 16 and 17. In the lucky dip €20 went to: Una Bonnar, Assaroe View; Aoife Bromley, The Knather; Eamon Doherty, Erne Dale Heights; V. Bradshaw White, Bundoran; and Thomas Anderson, Rathmore. Next draw in Pat’s Bar with a Jackpot of €4,400 on Sunday at 8.30pm.The lotto team for McCosker’s Centra this Saturday is: JUVENILE HURLERS.The lotto team for Kernan’s Spar this Saturday is: SENIOR HURLERS.You can receive the club notes by e-mail every Tuesday morning. To subscribe, enter your details on the website,, or e-mail your request to NEWS: CLUB REGISTRATION FOR 2015 NOW DUE AT AODH RUADH GAA CLUB was last modified: February 10th, 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:Aodh RuadhGAANoticesSportlast_img read more


first_imgDonegal manager Jim McGuinness may be on the verge of leading his county to the promised land.So what better way for him to return home if his team manage to beat Mayo in the All-Ireland final than in a Sam-mobile!The customised jeep has been designed by fanatical Donegal fan Darragh McClafferty and is based on the Pope-mobile. Darragh, from the seaside village of Downings, has spent more than a month getting the jeep ready for Jim’s return to the North-West – hopefully with the Sam Maguire Cup.Darragh, 36, has secured a ticket for the game and will drive the Nissan X –Trail jeep to Dublin in front of two buses of fans from Downings.“I have to contact Nissan before we travel to check about stress tests for the top of the jeep.“The last thing I want to happen is for the top of it to blow off when we are half-way to Croke Park,” laughed Darragh. As well as being covered in pictures of players including captain Michael Murphy, the Sam-mobile has a roof-top balcony which is accessed by the sun-roof inside.Darragh’s wife Victoria and two daughters Beth, 2, and Cora, six months, think daddy just might be a few players short of a full team.“But sure it’s great craic and everyone is gone mad up here altogether,” he said.Darragh, whose family run the Beach Hotel in Downings, is fitting a speaker system on the Sam-mobile to pump out the dozens of songs which have been recorded for Donegal’s second only All-Ireland final appearance.In the coming days he has invites to visit five local schools to pump them up for the big day. And Darragh says his ultimate ambition is to get a picture of Jim McGuinness holding the Sam Maguire sitting on top of the Sam-mobile.“I would love to get even one of the players to do it. But if Jim agreed the that would just be something special,” he said.Well – if it’s good enough for The Pope, then it’s good enough for Jim McGuinness.The prayers have already been said. MAYO HAVEN’T A PRAYER THANKS TO THE SAM-MOBILE! was last modified: September 18th, 2012 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:BEACH HOTELDARRAGH MCCLAFFERTYdonegalDONWINGSJim McGuinnessSAM-MOBILElast_img read more


first_imgA FORMER Finn Harps player who rented a bookies shop which he never actually opened has been ordered to pay €24,700 in back rent to a landlord.Maurice Toland, from St Johnston, had contested a case at the Circuit Civil Court in Letterkenny brought by landlord John Quinn.However a judge said that Mr Toland had attempted to rectify matters and found that Mr Quinn could have done more to prevent the dispute escalating. Judge Petria McDonnell heard various legal arguments about the case.The court heard that Mr Toland and his brother Liam had taken out a lease on the bookies shop on Navenny Street in Ballybofey in March 2008, not long after Liam had leased another bookmakers business to the multi-national giant Ladbrokes.However the brothers never went into business there.Barrister for Mr Toland Sean MacAodh told the court that his client paid five months’ rent and in July 2008 had phoned Mr Quinn to say they had decided not to go ahead and open the bookmakers shop.An independent witness, estate agent Martin McGowan, told the court that he had approached Mr Quinn that summer with instructions from Maurice Toland to offer €10,000 to exit a 24-month lease.Mr Quinn denied discussing this with either Mr Toland or Mr McGowan.However Judge McDonnell accepted their version of events telling the court: “I do accept these conversations took place.”The judge said that in her view, with the economic realities of the time in 2008 and the crash, Mr Quinn should have accepted them and “moved on.”She said the case was unfortunate but accepted that Mr Quinn was still owed monies.Mr Quinn’s barrister argued for 24 months rent, plus 2% interest plus costs in the case.However Judge McDonnell agreed a settlement of 21 months rent, totalling €24,700. She refused to add interest and ordered each side to pay their own costs.FORMER FINN HARPS STAR ORDERED TO PAY €24,700 RENT was last modified: October 18th, 2013 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:BookiesJohn QuinnLetterkenny CourtMaurice Tolandlast_img read more


first_imgThe giant mushroom which was discovered in Manorcunningham. Pic by Liam McLaughlin.It’s amazing the things you come across during a clean-up!Just ask those who took part in a clean-up at Raymoughey Abbey in Manorcunningham in recent days.The clan-up tam with the giant mushroom. Pic by Liam McLaughlin.Amongst the litter was this amazing mushroom specimen. Those taking part in the clean-up won’t quite sure what to make of it at first or wether to even touch it!But it’s perfectly safe.Donegal Daily gardening expert Gareth Austin has revealed that the mushroom is a Giant Puffball which grow occasionally on agricultural land.And even beer news is that the mushroom is edible. Needless to say w know what kind of soup the hard-working clan-up teams in Manor will be having during their next outing!Many thanks to Liam McLaughlin for sending in the pictures. ‘MUSH’ DELIGHT AFTER WORKERS’ GIANT DISCOVERY! was last modified: August 16th, 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:clan-updonegalGareth AustinGiant Puffballmanorcunninghammushroomworkerslast_img read more

Futsal Super League: Dream, Park clash in game-week 20 headline fixture

first_imgDream and Park drew 2-2 in the first game (file photos)Futsal Super League International Futsal Courts, Mengo Thursday, 18-04-2019-Yap Stars vs Bajim @6pm-Elephants vs Kabowa United @7pm-Crown vs Typhoon @7pm-Aidenal vs Mengo City @8pm-Dream vs Park @8pm-Parakeets vs Nomad @9pm-Yeak Kabowa vs Equator @9pmMENGO – After a week-long rest, the Futsal Super League returns on Thursday, April 18th, with 7 game at the International Futsal Courts in Mengo.After the Uganda Cup which produced Dream and Crown as the two finalists this year, all the 14 league times will be in action, once again.The mother of battles will take place at 8pm as defending champions Dream take on second placed Park.After looking like they had picked up and were in the thick of the title race, Dream have faltered remarkably, winning only one of their last 4 league game.That form has seen the Wankulukuku based side drop as far of the pace as 5th.They are currently 13 points behind the leaders Yeak Kabowa and with the League winding down, it looks like Dream will relinquish the title they won last season.“It is a pity we have fallen so far behind the top of the table, says Dream Captain Jamal Muyingo.“We know that mathematically we are still it it but honestly, it will take some sort of a miracle to even get close.“Despite all that, we will try and win our remaining games and see what happens at the end.Winning their remaining game may not be a solution as 13 points looks massive on the eye.And with, not only Yeak vying for title, teams like Park are also waiting to pounce in case the leaders falter at some point.About how good Thursday’s opponents are, Muyingo had this to say;“Park have been one of the most outstanding performers so far this season, continued Muyingo.“They are a well-organized side and one that can beat anyone.“However, we know we are good too and we will try beating them on Thursday.Park have also had a trying few weeks which have resulted into them dropping four points off the pace.However, in Iddi Babu, they have one of the most outstanding performers this season and will look up to him for inspiration on Thursday and the rest of the season.Babu has racked up an impressive 26 goals so far this season with only Yeak duo of Enock Ssebagala (30) and Shafik Avemah (28) out scoring him.Coming off a 6-0 statement victory over Mengo City, Park will be seeking blood against Dream.The last time these two sides met, it ended in a 2-2 draw with Babu scoring late to ensure both side go home with at least a point.As Dream and Park battle one another, Yeak will also be in action an hour later against Equator.The Mengo based side will see the game a chance to move clear at the top and take a giant step to securing a first league title.However, they need to be worry of Equator as their last game saw the log leaders scrap to a 3-2 victory over Bajim.Yeak defeated Bajim 3-2 in their last game.The Cup elimination at the hands of Crown did their confidence no favours as form has been inconsistent in their house.For Equator, they kick off the day in 8th position. Their last game was a 2-1 victory over Nomad.The other game to look out for is one that will kick off at 7pm as Crown takes on Typhoon.These have been two of the most entertaining sides in the League this season as they easily score goals. Crown has so far scored 63 goals while Typhoon have helped themselves to a third joint most of 73.Their downfall has been the inability to shut out opposition at the back end as they have conceded a joint 99 goals already, with Typhoon having a Lion share of it with (56).Before the kick of the first ball, Crown sit in 4th while Typhoon are 9th on the log.Elsewhere, Yap Stars and Bajim will kick-start the day with a battle of their own, Elephants will take on Kabowa United, Aidenal entertain Mengo City while Parakeets lock horns with Nomad.Enock Ssebagala still leads the scoring charts with 30 goals, two ahead of teammate Shafik Avemah.Comments Tags: DreamEnock SsebagalaEquatorFutsal Supers LeagueIddi BabuJamal MuyingoParkShafik Avemahtopyeaklast_img read more