Tottenham’s Dele Alli gets to 50 Prem goals faster than Hazard, Scholes and Lampard

first_imgTOTTENHAM star Dele Alli reached 50 Premier League goals with his penalty against Burnley.And amazingly, he has done so faster than some of the league’s best players.2 Dele Alli is third fastest on the list of players to have hit 50 goals in the fewest number of Premier League gamesEngland ace Alli took 153 games to score a half century of league goals – less time than it took former Premier League stars Eden Hazard, Paul Scholes, Frank Lampard and Steven Gerrard.Alli rescued a point for Spurs at Turf Moor from the spot as he found the back of the net in the 50th minute.SPURS NEWS LIVE: Follow for the latest news on SpursIt was a crucial strike for Jose Mourinho’s North London side as it salvaged a draw and saved them from a fifth loss in a row.It also put Alli above some of the Premier League’s greatest players on the list of fastest to 50 league goals.The former MK Dons midfielder scored in the nick of time as ex-Chelsea ace Eden Hazard took 155 games – just two more than Alli – to register his 50th goal.Former England midfielders Scholes, Gerrard and Lampard all took considerably longer to chalk up their half centuries.Manchester United legend Scholes took 211 games, Chelsea boss Lampard 279 matches and ex-Liverpool player and current Rangers boss Gerrard 281 appearances.50 – Dele Alli is the seventh player to reach 50 Premier League goals for Spurs – only Harry Kane (23 years 44 days) reached this milestone at a younger age for the club than Alli (23 years 331 days). Knack. pic.twitter.com/ScAzJt2cPC— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) March 7, 2020 At only 23 years old, Alli is significantly younger than when some former Three Lions greats hit 50.Blues legend Lampard and ex England skipper David Beckham were both 26 when they struck for the 50th time in the league.Liverpool legend Gerrard and United stalwart Scholes were even older at 27.2 Dele Alli calmly slotted his penalty past Burnley goalkeeper Nick Pope to score his 50th Premier League goalCredit: ReutersTottenham boss Jose Mourinho says he was a lazy football player in his youth The two players who took less time in getting to 50 are actually current team-mates of Dele Alli at Spurs.Injured English skipper Harry Kane romped to a quick-fire 50 goals in just 90 games.South Korean star Son Heung-min just pips Alli in second, as he needed only 151 league games – two fewer than Alli.It was only Alli’s second goal since Boxing Day but it also saw him become the youngest English midfielder to reach the milestone of 50 Premier League goals.LATEST FOOTBALL NEWSCROWD RETURNFA Cup final ‘may see 20,000 at Wembley in trial allowing some fans at games’CommentPHIL THOMASDiving and whining was never a good look and will seem worse after lockdownExclusive’I’M IN A BAD WAY’Ex-England star Kenny Sansom talks for first time since being attackedExclusiveBOURNE AGAINHowe says Cherries are stronger after lockdown with FIVE fit-again starsExclusiveSWAN THAT GOT AWAYSwansea wanted £3m Davies three years ago but couldn’t get work permitNEXT STEPJonny Hayes set to move to English Championship having been let go by CelticBAYERN 5 DUSSELDORF 0Lewa bags two as Bayern thump rivals to close on 8th straight titleTHEIR CALLReferees in Northern Ireland will be given choice on coming back says union bossMAKE YOUR DEBUT Bet £5 get £20 in free bets for new customers at Ladbrokeslast_img read more

Haruna, Gaco carry Go for Gold past pesky Batangas-EAC

first_imgView comments UK plans Brexit celebrations but warns businesses may suffer BATANGAS-EAC 95 — Ablaza 21, De Joya 18, Maguliano 11, Altamirano 10, E. Mendoza 8, Garcia 7, Dela Peña 6, Diego 6, Bautista 4, Tampoc 4, J. Mendoza 0.Quarters: 22-22, 48-46, 75-75, 106-95.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Sea turtle trapped in net freed in Legazpi City The Scratchers built a seven-point cushion with 4:04 to play in the payoff period as Haruna gave them a 94-87 lead.Cedric Ablaza and Earvin Mendoza tried to will the Generals back, cutting the lead to three, 94-91, before Alejandro and Gutang delivered the finishing blows.Ablaza paced Batangas-EAC (1-6) with 21 points, 12 rebounds, and six assists, while Cedric de Joya got 18 in the loss.The Scores:GO FOR GOLD 106 — Haruna 23, Gaco 21, Gutang 15, Alejandro 13, Leutcheu 8, Casiño 7, Dixon 7, Naboa 6, Salem 3, Domingo 2, Pasturan 1, Ocampo 0, Young 0.ADVERTISEMENT Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Justin Gutang also poured nine of his 15 points in the fourth quarter, while hauling down 10 rebounds, while J-Jay Alejandro got 13 markers and five assists.Despite the victory, coach Charles Tiu was displeased with how he felt Go for Gold presented itself against the lowly Batangas-EAC.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk“We have a tendency to think that we’re better than we really are,” he lamented. “Sometimes, we play so well, but we lost to JRU, and we’re the only team that lost to them. I do’t know why our guys are thinking that way.”“We have never proven anything in the NCAA or D-League. it’s disappointing in that sense, but we’re happy with the win. We battled back despite Batangas controlling the game for the most part.” Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award MOST READ LATEST STORIES PBA IMAGESGo for Gold needed a huge fourth quarter to defeat Batangas-EAC, 106-95, Thursday in the 2018 PBA D-League Aspirants’ Cup at Ynares Sports Arena in Pasig.Yankie Haruna exploded for 23 points, five rebounds, three assists, and three steals, while Jerwin Gaco chipped in a double-double of 21 markers and 10 boards for the Scratchers’ second straight win to tie Zark’s Burger-Lyceum at 4-3.ADVERTISEMENT GALLERY: Barangay Ginebra back as PBA Governors’ Cup kings Nueva Ecija warehouse making fake cigarettes raided, 29 Chinese workers nabbed Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours ‘Ms. Volleyball’ grateful that liberos are put on spotlight with PSA citation Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. last_img read more

Women make World Cup telecast history in US, UK, Germany

first_imgAly Wagner talks during an interview, Wednesday, May 30, 2018, in New York. Fox’s Aly Wagner and Telemundo’s Viviana Vila are the first in-match analysts on U.S. broadcast television for soccer’s showcase, the FIFA World Cup. BBC’s Vicki Sparks is making a similar breakthrough in Britain, as is ZDF’s Claudia Neumann in Germany. Meanwhile, Kate Abdo is Fox’s start-of-the-day studio show anchor in Red Square (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)MOSCOW — The men’s World Cup is notable for women.Fox’s Aly Wagner and Telemundo’s Viviana Vila are the first in-match analysts on U.S. television for soccer’s showcase. BBC’s Vicki Sparks is making a similar breakthrough in Britain and ZDF’s Claudia Neumann in Germany.ADVERTISEMENT “It took me 10 years. It was very disappointing that it took so much time,” Vila said of her advance. “It truly was draining, unfair and ungrateful. It shouldn’t be that way. But it made me stronger, to keep learning and improving in my work. I’m better now to face whatever comes my way.”Former England captain John Terry caused a flap during Sparks’ call of the Portugal-Morocco game when he posted a video of a TV screen to Instagram and added the words: “Having to watch this game with no volume.” Terry deleted the post and wrote he meant there was no audio in his house when he returned from the Maldives.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownNo matter the interpretation, it is clear women have had a difficult path gaining roles in sports broadcasts beyond studio hosts and sideline reporters. Play-by-play and color jobs remain nearly universally the domain of men.“Women traditionally have kind of been accepted into their hosting role, whether or not they were the strongest candidate, because for a long period of time there was just simply the idea that it was enough to look good on television. It didn’t necessarily imply somebody being an expert,” said Kate Abdo, Fox’s start-of-the-day studio show anchor in Red Square. “For women to break into that domain, which traditionally has been very, very male, has been more difficult.” In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding LATEST STORIES Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Harvey Weinstein rape trial Wagner, a national team midfielder from 1998-2008, was a game analyst for Fox at the 2015 Women’s World Cup and called 10 of Fox’s 48 group-stage telecasts this year from the network’s Los Angeles studios, paired with Scottish broadcaster Derek Rae.“It wasn’t that I set out to end up calling a men’s World Cup match, but my path has led me here now and I’ll be extremely proud doing it,” Wagner said. “Hopefully I can prove it’s about my effort and my work and my passion and my commitment and my love for the game that comes through when I call the match as opposed to it having anything to do with being the first female.”Vila covered news and sports on radio and got a break when a game analyst failed to show for a match and noted Argentine play-by-play man Víctor Hugo Morales asked her to fill in. She impressed and earned more broadcasts.“There was a lot resistance at the start. Some responded positively,” she said. “But I needed to work harder … to gain credibility.”Gayle Gardner became the first woman to call Major League Baseball play-by-play when she subbed on a Colorado broadcast of a Rockies against Cincinnati in 1993. Suzyn Waldman has been the color commentator on New York Yankees’ radio since 2005, and Jenny Cavnar has filled in on Rockies radio this year. Jessica Mendoza has been an ESPN MLB analyst since 2015.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ “A lot of the TV executives and particularly Fox have definitely put themselves in the forefront at making sure they give women a strong voice in soccer. Perhaps in the U.S. that female voice has been seen as more credible and hasn’t had to fight for the credibility quite the same way because the woman’s game has an elevated status in comparison to what it has in Europe.”Still, she has some trepidation about expanding beyond soccer.“You can very quickly undo a lot of work and a good reputation if as a woman you position yourself at the front of a sport’s coverage and you aren’t as a good as another man,” she said. “I think you need to be as good as if not better than any man in your field just to be able to earn that right to be there.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Cloudy skies over Luzon due to amihan Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player awardcenter_img Christopher Tolkien, son of Lord of the Rings author, dies aged 95 Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Taal victims get help from Kalayaan town After calling college basketball on ESPN for more than a decade, Doris Burke became the network’s regular NBA game analyst this season. Stephanie Ready became the NBA’s first woman club broadcast game analyst with the Charlotte Hornets in 2015-16, and Sarah Kustock moved up from court-side reporter to game analyst on Brooklyn Nets broadcasts last season.AJ Mleczko has announced hockey for NBC at Olympics since 2006 and started on its NHL broadcasts in March. Cassie Campbell calls game for Sportsnet in Canada and is the first woman color commentator on CBC’s “Hockey Night in Canada.”Kyndra de St. Aubin is the color analyst for Minnesota’s local Major League Soccer telecastsIn perhaps the biggest breakthrough, Beth Mowins last season became the first woman to regularly call play-by-play in the NFL, working for ESPN and CBS. Gayle Sierens had worked a game for NBC in 1987.“That may have been the last barrier to break,” Mowins said. “I think more and more people are accustomed now to women in the booth. I think there’s a younger generation, that’s all they know — is their mothers played sports and their sisters and their girlfriends all played sports. And now their daughters want to play sports, too, and are sports consumers and fans and viewers.”Neumann, who has worked for ZDF since 1999, broadcast at the 2011 Women’s World Cup. She was a target of social media criticism when she commented on matches during the 2016 European Championship and again this year.ZDF sport director Thomas Fuhrmann estimated 10-20 percent of the audience was not accepting of a woman, a segment he said “wants to watch the soccer game and drink beer, and to make it the perfect cliche, eat the bratwurst and listen to a man’s voice. It’s completely irrational.”“While they get a lot of attention, these haters, as we call them in Germany, I think it’s a more general issue of our society,” Fuhrmann said. “It’s not only sports. It’s more that something is changing.”Paul Nicholls, Terry’s agent, did not respond to an email about his client’s Instagram posts.Abdo thinks the U.S. audience may be more accepting of women. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew LeBron James weighing many options as free agency looms Bicol riders extend help to Taal evacuees Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown View commentslast_img read more

LAUSD audit aid offer raises old grievances

first_img160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGift Box shows no rust in San Antonio Stakes win at Santa Anita Chick rejected the Tokofsky letter as irrelevant to her efforts to conduct a management audit of the district. “I have already talked with him about these issues and suggested he talk to his own attorneys or the school district’s Inspector General’s Office on these issues,” she said. “I think he should know better than to ask me to help him in a school district lawsuit against the city and, quite frankly, his other ideas are not very relevant to my concerns on how the district is operating.” The claim involving the DWP has been a hot-button issue among LAUSD officials, but city officials have disputed the claim and said it has already won cases involving similar accusations that had been made by the state during the energy crisis of five years ago. Also, on joint-use agreements, Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa and Superintendent Roy Romer announced last week they were close to an agreement on how costs should be shared. In joint-use projects, schools are located near parks and libraries. Staff Writer Naush Boghossian contributed to this report. Rick Orlov, (213) 978-0390 rick.orlov@dailynews.com A Los Angeles school board member revived a number of past grievances about dealings with the city as he released a letter Wednesday offering to help City Controller Laura Chick audit the district. Los Angeles Unified board member David Tokofsky, who heads the board’s audits committee, released a Jan. 5 letter he sent to Chick outlining five areas where he believes the LAUSD and the city have had problems. “I am available to meet with you to focus on your efforts toward a scope of work that you feel will help bring, as you said, transparency and accountability to LAUSD,” Tokofsky wrote. He then recommended she review several instances in which he believes the city shortchanged the district: a lawsuit the district filed against the Department of Water and Power, alleging it was overcharged; the effectiveness of the L.A. Bridges program; the amount the district needs to spend for police; city sales taxes paid by LAUSD; and joint-use agreements. last_img read more

Barn Dance in aid of Pieta House

first_imgOn the 3rd of September in Trentaboy, Drumkeen there will be a Barn Dance to raise much needed funds for Pieta House.Click here to view the event’s poster.Music by Lone Ranger on the night with doors opening at 9pm. Raffle & prizes for best dancers on the night with admission only €10 for what is going to be a fantastic night. Contact Donna on 086 310 6202 for your tickets.The dance is for Pieta House, they confirmed that they will be opening a centre and that all money raised from the event will go towards the set-up and costs involved with this centre only so it will be helping local people.Pieta House are an organisation that helps those that have feelings of depression, suicidal thoughts, those that have self-harmed or attempted suicide. There are trained councillors that will assist people and their families to come through their illness without the use of medication. Therapy is on a one-to-one basis and all services provided by Pieta House are completely free of charge for the patients. Pieta House has been operating for the past 8 years.“I believe that by raising awareness of Pieta House, people will be encouraged to talk to them and remove the stigma of mental health issues. If someone goes to a doctor with feelings of depression they may be offered medication or institutionalised. Often, if someone goes to a medical institution to deal with their mental health issues, there are feelings of embarrassment involved and they don’t want people to know they are there. In most cases, people will leave without completing their therapy.” said event organiser Donna Holmes to Donegal Daily.With Pieta House they remain in their own homes and go to therapy sessions at least twice a week with a qualified counsellor – family and friends can get involved with these sessions if a patient prefers.Tickets will be sold locally but people can pay at the door on the night. The event has been offered great prizes and sponsorship for advertising from loads of local companies and will be publicly naming all companies in the coming weeks to thank them for their support.Barn Dance in aid of Pieta House was last modified: August 11th, 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:barn danceDrumkeenmental healthnew centrePIeta Houselast_img read more

DONEGAL BOY (10) GETS €5,000 FOR CUT KNEE

first_imgA TEN-year-old boy has been awarded more than €5,000 in court today – for cutting his knee.The settlement relates to an incident at Ostan Gweedore Hotel three years ago.Barrister Patricia McLaughlin told Donegal Circuit Civil Court, sitting in Letterkenny today, that the child had arrived at the hotel on July 12, 2009 with his mother and sister. Whilst the child’s mother was locking the car, her son fell on grass in the grounds of the hotel and cut his knee.Judge Petria McDonnell was told that the hotel management were not told of the incident at the time.“The first they knew of it was a letter which arrived a year later,” said Ms McLaughlin.The hotel, she said, was not accepting liability but was prepared to settle the claim.It was still not clear, said the barrister, how the cut came about but the boy had to receive eight stitches for a wound to his knee.“There are no long term effects and the boy in fact wears the scar as a badge of honour I’m told,” said Ms McLaughlin.She said the hotel had made a low all-in offer to the boy which totalled €6,000 to cover costs and the injury and the boy would receive €5,059.90 as part of the settlement.DONEGAL BOY (10) GETS €5,000 FOR CUT KNEE was last modified: October 15th, 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:boycut kneeDonegal circuit civil courtostan Gweedorelast_img read more

CONFIRMED: CONNACHT GOLD TO BUY DONEGAL CREAMERIES MILK BUSINESS

first_imgConnacht Gold is to buy Donegal Creameries’ liquid milk business, as first revealed on donegaldaily.comIndustry insiders confirmed to us last night that the deal is ‘done’ and is now at the “due diligence stage” – this is the process where Connacht’s accountancy team does a review of the Donegal Creameries accounts before a sale price is agreed.The Irish Independent today also confirmed our story, reporting that Donegal Creameries has a milk pool of close to 125m litres, one third of which is processed into fresh milk and yoghurts at its Killigordon site. The remainder is sold to other co-ops, including Connacht Gold, for processing. Profits from the milk division at the local company fell from €2.1m in 2009 to just €20,000 last year.Connacht Gold has been aggressively growing its market share of retail milk sales in recent years and a possible deal with Donegal would give the western co-op a commanding grip on the northwest of the country, said the Indo.CONFIRMED: CONNACHT GOLD TO BUY DONEGAL CREAMERIES MILK BUSINESS was last modified: September 6th, 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:connacht golddonegal creameries soldlast_img read more

CALENDAR GIRLS TO REVEAL ALL IN LETTERKENNY!

first_imgLetterkenny Music and Drama, All Ireland Award winners, 2012, present the first amateur production of ‘Calendar Girls’ in Letterkenny.The LMDG are one of the first Amateur Groups to obtain the rights to this enthralling show which will be staged in An Grianán Theatre on the 8th, 9th and 10th Nov. Three nights only!The Calendar Girls by Tim Firth, is based on the true story of John Baker’s death. John Baker died in 1998 after being diagnosed with non-Hodgkin’s Lymphona and this was the inspiration for the original calendar. His wife, Angela, friend Tricia and a group of ladies from the Women’s Institute in Yorkshire, England, decided to pose in a ‘nude’ calendar and raise money for their local hospital. This calendar was an instant success and became world-wide news. They raised millions for cancer research. Calendar Girls is their story. Calendar Girls went on to become a renowned film and now, a very successful stage play. Do not miss the ingenuity of this production. While the play is hilarious, the story is one which touches us all.The complexity of friendships and relationships are explored in the play bringing us very tense dramatic moments of theatre alongside laugh out loud situations. Their friendships are tested under the strain of new-found fame and this weaves into the fabric of the play itself.The first night, 8th November is in aid of the oncology unit in Letterkenny and the proceeds from this will go directly to the unit itself. In the play we meet two best friends, Chris, played by Geraldine Galligan, a seasoned actress who brings great life to this character and Annie (John’s wife), played by Rosemarie Gildea, who returns to the stage to bring us laughs galore. Affected by the loss of Annie’s husband John, played by well known local actor, James Mc Garrigle, to leukaemia, Chris and Annie decide to bring their Women’s Institute friends together to create a calendar to raise money in memory of John.Their friends include Ruth, played by the charismatic Ursula Molloy, no stranger to the stage in Letterkenny and more recently with the Glenswilly Players; Cora, played by Ciara Gilmour, who debuts with LMDG in this sensitive poignant role; Jessie, played by Margaret Timoney, who also debuts with LDMG; Celia and Maria played brilliantly by the very experienced actresses, Kate Doherty and Mairead Hennessy; Elaine played by Elaine Gillespie, fresh from her Best Actress All Ireland Award from The 39 Steps; Brenda, played by Margaret Hannon and completing the women’s’ ensemble, Lady Cravenshire, played by Tanya Mc Laughlin. Other male parts are played by Diarmuid O’Gallchóir the delectable ‘Rod’, ‘Liam’ by Derek O’Sullivan also making his debut performance with LMDG and the infamous photographer himself, Lawrence, played by John Ruddy, again fresh from The 39 StepsOf course, where would any play be without the back-stage crew? Fiona Mc Daid and all her crew are now of course no strangers to the demands of a play of this calibre following on their All Ireland Awards. Niall Cranney and Paul Rooney are in the demanding areas of lighting and sound. These are just to mention a few!This calendar was not to be one’s average collection of photos of conventional bakery nor local scenic beauty, but would be the natural nude beauty of the ladies themselves. The comedy takes us on ups and downs through the antics of the adventurous ladies from questionable tai chi on the hill tops to the actual shooting of the calendar itself in all its wonderful glory and indeed all their own wonderful glory in the calendar! Do not miss. Seats are already booking up.The play follows the hugely successful run of the LMDG’s recent multi award winning The 39 Steps which packed theatres from here to Dublin over the last few months – collecting the All Ireland Trophy and an unprecedented 55 awards along the way. Producer/Director Pluincéad Ó Fearraigh returns to bring us a great night of laughs and tears and possibly a few raised eyebrows!In a classic life imitating art, LMDG have also produced its own calendar for 2013, with all profits going to the Oncology Unit in Letterkenny General Hospital. Calendars will be on sale at the performances and in various shops in Letterkenny too! The play is on in An Grianán Theatre on November 8th, 9th and 10th. This is a show not to be missed!For tickets contact An Grianán on 07491-20777 or www.angrianan.com or just pay at the door- but as with previous performances, early booking is advised to avoid disappointment! The last production of The 39 Steps was sold out long before first night!All the profits from the first night Thursday 8th Nov goes to The Oncology Unit, Letterkenny General Hospital.You can learn more about the group by visiting their website at www.lmdg.org. CALENDAR GIRLS TO REVEAL ALL IN LETTERKENNY! was last modified: October 29th, 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:Calendar GirlsLetterkenny Music and Drama Societylast_img read more

Astros take offense in whipping Braves

first_imgATLANTA – The Houston Astros figured their pitching would have to carry them through the postseason. Instead, the offense came up big in the very first game. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREThe top 10 theme park moments of 2019 Houston is trying to beat the Braves in the opening round for the second year in a row, but in a decidedly different manner than the power-hitting team that pulled off a five-game triumph last year. That team had Carlos Beltran, Jeff Kent and a healthy Jeff Bagwell. This team is built around the starting rotation: Pettitte, Clemens and 20-game winner Roy Oswalt. “Obviously, we had some pretty big bats last year,” Biggio said. “But this year’s lineup isn’t so bad, either.” The Astros, who led the National League in ERA but ranked 11th in runs, had no trouble scoring on Tim Hudson and the shaky Braves bullpen. Houston pecked away with eight singles, nine walks and two hit batters. Three doubles – one of them by Pettitte – were the only extra-base hits. The Braves went with Hudson for the opener instead of Smoltz, who’s been bothered by a stiff shoulder. Manager Bobby Cox figured Hudson was just as good a choice, a former 20-game winner who pitched in four postseasons with Oakland. But the right-hander was roughed up for five runs in 6 innings – the most he had allowed since a June 13 loss at Texas, which preceded a stint on the disabled list. “The first few innings, I just overthrew it,” said Hudson, who gave up seven hits, walked five and hit a batter. “I made an adjustment about the fourth and started feeling pretty good. But I took too long to make the adjustment.” Pettitte, improving to 14-8 in the postseason, pitched four-hit ball over seven innings – more than good enough the way the Astros were hitting Hudson. “I was surprised we put the runs on him,” Pettitte said. “I’m not going to lie to you. He’s tough.” Not on this day, and Houston turned a 5-3 game into a blowout with five runs in the eighth, sending 11 batters to the plate against relievers Chris Reitsma, John Foster and Jim Brower. Ensberg tied a Houston postseason record with his five RBIs. “There’s virtually no pressure on me,” Ensberg said. “The pitcher has got to throw it over the plate. I got some good pitches to hit in those situations.” 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!center_img Morgan Ensberg (USC) had five RBI and 39-year-old leadoff hitter Craig Biggio was in the middle of just about every rally, leading Houston past the Atlanta Braves 10-5 in Game 1 of their National League Division Series on Wednesday. Andy Pettitte overcame two homers to join Atlanta’s John Smoltz as the winningest pitcher in postseason history, a mark that Smoltz can reclaim for himself when he goes against Roger Clemens in Game 2 today. last_img read more

PROTESTORS AND DEVELOPERS TO MEET OVER CONTROVERSIAL CARRIGART RESORT PLAN

first_imgThe Cuan na Ri Development at Carrigart.Developers and protesters are to meet in a bid to come to an agreement on a controversial beachfront resort at Carrigart.The developers of the Cuan na Ri Oceanfront Activity Centre and Resort planned for Aghadachor, Carrigart applied for a drinks license at Letterkenny Circuit Court. However objectors asked Judge Matthew Deery to listen to their side of the story.Objector Tony McCarry outlined the concerns of the residents which including access to the local beach.The court was told that there were no objections from the Gardai or the Fire Service to the granting of the license.The alcohol license was to be extinguished from a premises in Rathdrum in Co Wicklow and transferred to the Co Donegal premises.However local resident Tony McCarry stood up in the public gallery and asked Judge Matthew Deery if he would listen to the concerns of local people.Judge Deery agreed and allowed Mr McCarry to outline the issues.Mr McCarry, who said his home house where he grew up was five hundred metres from the planned oceanfront centre, had caused major problems for locals.He said people in the area were not against the development but were against the issues which had arisen as a result.He claimed that access to the beachfront had now been cut-off and that the public were now being asked to pay a levy to access the beach.He claim that many public rights of ways to the stretch of beach on which the development was being built had now been locked by gates.He said that many elderly people were now terrified to visit the area because of threats from the developers.He also revealed that professional golfer Paul McGinley and a consortium had previously owned the land but could not get permission for their planned development.“How is it that these guys can come in and close the beach down.“People who live near this beach now have to walk four miles to the next beach. We want gates erected to be removed and we want access to our beach,” he said.He also claimed that while out walking with his son that a car tried to ram him off the road and that he was also verbally attacked by one of the developers of the site.Evidence was also given in court by architect John Masterson who said a number of technical issues arose on the development but these had been sorted.The owner of the property, Michael Anthony Preston, said he acquired the land in 2007 but did not begin developing it until 2012.He said his company had put in pedestrian access to the area and they had also build a car park.He said access was open between 8am and 10.30pm via a gate to the beach.He added that the beach was a special area of conservation which was controlled by the National Parks and Wildlife Service and not the developers adding that “access is quite easy.”Judge Deery said it appeared that there appeared to be no objections in relation to the alcohol license from the Gardai, the Fire Service or the Planning Authority.However he said he appreciated there were concerns amongst locals about the access to the beach.He asked both parties to come together on the matter.“I would ask Mr Preston to have a word with this man (Mr McCarry) to try and accommodate him,” said Judge Deery.He then adjourned his decision on the granting of the alcohol license until today (Thurs).The court was told today that local priest Fr Joseph Chambers had agreed to chair a meeting in the local council offices to try and reach agreement on the issues of concern.Judge Matthew Deery then granted the drink license but warned residents and objectors to meet over the outstanding issues or it may lead to a legal situation.PROTESTORS AND DEVELOPERS TO MEET OVER CONTROVERSIAL CARRIGART RESORT PLAN was last modified: July 31st, 2014 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more