first_imgThe official launch of the Convoy Text Alert Scheme takes place at the Black Memorial Hall, Convoy, 8pm tonight (Mon).The scheme, which has been set up with the support of Muintir Na Tíre an An Garda Síochána aims to reduce and prevent the level of crime around the area.It has a particular emphasis on older and more vulnerable people in the rural community. With over 300 homes signing up to the scheme, a text message will be sent out, making the public aware of any suspicious activity in the area.The Convoy Text Alert has been set up to coincide with the existing Convoy Community Alert. All are welcome to tonight’s event and if you see anything suspicious in the Convoy area please ring the Gardai on 074 9167100.CONVOY TEXT ALERT SCHEME TO BE LAUNCHED TONIGHT was last modified: March 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) Tags:convoydonegaltext alertlast_img read more

Afcon15: Bruising beginning for Bafana

first_img20 January 2015Bafana Bafana got their 2015 Africa Cup of Nations off to a negative start as they suffered a 3-1 defeat against Algeria in their opening Group C clash in Mongomo on Monday night.A missed penalty, an own goal, and a goalkeeping blip somewhat conspired to undo what could have otherwise been a fine display of football by the South Africans.Following a slow start to the match, Bafana Bafana slowly picked up pace and could have gone into the break in a commanding role.Missed opportunitiesA great run by Vilakazi towards the end of the first half could have resulted in a goal, but the Algerian keeper was quick to come out and collect. A minute later, another opportunity for Bafana went to waste as the keeper blocked Jali’s shot.Just past the half-hour mark, young defender Rivaldo Coetzee was forced off the field through injury. The player was clearly distraught as he left the field on a stretcher and Siyabonga Nhlapho came on in his place.Captain Dean Furman rattled the Algerian woodwork in the 23rd minute with a rasping shot following a fine pass from Rantie. A minute later, Rantie was set free but his effort went just wide – chances which came back to haunt the South Africans.Calm collectionBafana Bafana goalkeeper Darren Keet was not a spectator in this half, although he didn not seem too overwhelmed by the Algerians. Brahimi fired a testing shot in the 20th minute, which Keet calmly collected.Brahimi and Slimani were quite a handful for the Bafana Bafana defence, but the rainbow warriors did just fine. On the other side, Jali and Furman kept the Algerians busy in central midfield.Thuso Phala scored his second international goal to put Bafana Bafana in the lead following a great build up between Tokelo Rantie and Sibusiso Vilakazi in the 51st minute.A few minutes later, another great attacking move by Bafana Bafana saw Vilakazi taken out in the box and the referee pointed to the spot. Rantie stepped up but rammed his effort against the crossbar.Against the ropesUp to this point, the Algerians were clearly against the ropes and Bafana Bafana needed to land the killer blow. But that just did not happen and the Algerians slowly made their way back into the game.Algeria launched an attack which saw Darren Keet make a double save to deny Slimani.Then Algeria grabbed the equaliser in the 65th minute with Thulani Hlatshwayo heading the ball into his own net in an attempt to clear danger. The Algerians went ahead on the 72nd minute through Ghoulam with a thunderous shot – although Keet could have done better.Algeria scored their third goal in the 83rd minute, through Slimani who slipped the ball under the keeper’s diving body in a rare howler by the tall goalkeeper.How the teams lined upSA XI vs Algeria: 16-Darren Keet (GK), 6-Anele Ngcongca, 11-Thabo Matlaba, 14-Thulani Hlatshwayo, 2-Rivaldo Coetzee, 15-Dean Furman (C), 5-Andile Jali, 20-Oupa Manyisa, 18-Thuso Phala, 10-Sibusiso Vilakazi, 23-Tokelo RantieSubs: 22-Jackson Mabokgwane (GK), 1-Brilliant Khuzwayo (GK), 21-Ayanda Gcaba, 13- Thamsanqa Sangweni, 19-Themba Zwane, 7-Mandla Masango, 8-Bongani Zungu, 17- Bernard Parker, 4-Siyabonga Nhlapho, 9-Bongani NdululaSuspended for the match: 3-Eric Mathoho, 12-Reneilwe LetsholonyaneAlgeria: M’Boli, Mandi, Medjani, Halliche, Ghoulam, Feghouli, Bentaleb, Lacen, Mahrez, Brahimi, Slimani.GROUP C FIXTURESJanuary 23 – Senegal v South Africa – Estadio de Mongomo: 9pmJanuary 27 – Ghana v South Africa – Estadio de Mongomo: 8pmAFCON 2015 FIXTURESAll times CAT (SA, GMT+2)Tuesday 20 January 2015Cote d’Ivoire v Guinea – Nuevo Estadio de Malabo: 6pmMali v Cameroon – Nuevo Estadio de Malabo: 9pmWednesday 21 January 2015Equatorial Guinea v Burkina Faso – Estadio de Bata: 6pmThursday 22 January 2015Zambia v Tunisia – Nuevo Estadio de Ebebiyin: 6pmCape Verde Islands v Congo DR – Nuevo Estadio de Ebebiyin: 9pmFriday 23 January 2015Ghana v Algeria – Estadio de Mongomo: 6pmSouth Africa v Senegal – Estadio de Mongomo: 9pmSaturday 24 January 2015Cote d’Ivoire v Mali – Nuevo Estadio de Malabo: 6pmSunday 25 January 2015Gabon v Equatorial Guinea – Estadio de Bata: 8pmCongo v Burkina Faso – Nuevo Estadio de Ebebiyin: 8pmMonday 26 January 2015Cape Verde Islands v Zambia – Nuevo Estadio de Ebebiyin: 8pmCongo DR v Tunisia – Estadio de Bata: 8pmTuesday 27 January 2015South Africa v Ghana – Estadio de Mongomo: 8pmSenegal v Algeria – Nuevo Estadio de Malabo: 8pmWednesday 28 January 2015Guinea v Mali – Estadio de Mongomo: 8pmCameroon v Cote d’Ivoire – Nuevo Estadio de Malabo: 8pmSaturday 31 January 2015Group A Winner v Group B Second Place – Estadio de Bata: 6pmGroup B Winner v Group A Second Place – Nuevo Estadio de Ebebiyin: 9pmSunday 1 February 2015Group C Winner v Group D Second Place – Estadio de Mongomo: 6pmGroup D Winner v Group C Second Place – Nuevo Estadio de Malabo: 9pmWednesday 4 February 2015Quarterfinal 1 Winner v Quarterfinal 4 Winner – Estadio de Bata: 9pmThursday 05 February 2015Quarterfinal 2 Winner v Quarterfinal 3 Winner – Nuevo Estadio de Malabo: 9pmSaturday 07 February 2015Semifinal 1 Loser v Semifinal 2 Loser – Nuevo Estadio de Malabo: 8pmSunday 08 February 2015Semifinal 1 Winner v Semifinal 2 Winner – Estadio de Bata: 9pmSource: South African Football Associationlast_img read more Caption Contest 23 – Win a Barely Coveted Prize

first_imgWINNING CAPTION: “Ask him if he has a pen.”- hpachecoEDITOR’S NOTE: The voting was close between this caption and Spade76’s entry, “My mother in law wants to get into geocaching so I set this one up for her.” Many Facebook users who voted for Spade76’s caption also admitted they really do like their mother-in-law. Exercise your caption writing wit and wisdom in the 23rd installment of our Caption Contest.  You could earn a barely coveted prize! What caption would you write? “Now I know why this is rated as a difficulty five.” You can do better!Barely coveted prizeSubmit your caption by clicking on “Comments” below. Please include your geocaching username in all entries. Then, explore the captions that other geocachers have crafted.You can influence the voting. “Like” the caption that you think should win.  If you think your caption should win, convince your fellow geocachers to “like” your caption. Lackeys decide between the top captions to crown the winner of the Caption Contest.Click on the image to see the winner of this Caption ContestThe winner receives a barely coveted prize from Groundspeak Headquarters. This contest the barely coveted prize a sheet of eight stickers.16 Lackeys voted to award the winner of the 22nd Caption Contest a barely coveted prize. Click on the image at right to discover the winning caption from the previous Caption Contest.Explore all the past winners by checking out all the Caption Contests.Share with your Friends:More SharePrint Caption Contest 19 – Win a Barely Coveted PrizeJanuary 5, 2011In “Community” Caption Contest 34 – Win a Barely Coveted PrizeJune 10, 2012In “Lackeys”Geocaching Caption Contest 20 – Win a Barely Coveted PrizeJanuary 18, 2011In “Community”last_img read more

Governor’s rule evokes mixed feelings in Kashmir Valley

first_imgThis is the eighth time since 1977 that Jammu and Kashmir is coming under Governor’s rule. The palpable unease on the Valley’s streets is turning into ominous silence, as people fear a surge in violence. There are some, however, who celebrate the demise of the 40-month long “unholy” alliance between the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and the BJP.There was thin pedestrian movement in the tourist hotspot Boulevard in Srinagar that saw a separatists-backed shutdown on Thursday, the first since Governor N.N. Vohra took over the reins 24 hours ago.‘Bad omen for tourism’A shikara [small boat] owner, Siraj-ud-Din Malla, at Ghat No. 9, terms the sudden end to the PDP-BJP rule a “bad omen” for the tourism sector. “This development has already scared away tourists. There was no apparent reason for the BJP to pull out. The political instability is bound to add fuel to the fire in a situation like ours,” he said.Muhammad Yaqoob, a retired government school headmaster, sees the present Governor’s rule different from those in the last two decades, especially between 2002 and 2016. “The four Governor’s rule J&K saw in the past two decades was an outcome of political exigency and not security failure. This time, however, it is an admission that the PDP-BJP rule has failed to contain the situation in Kashmir. Growing protests and increasing local militant activity have left Delhi with few options. It seems violence is bound to surge,” said Mr. Yaqoob.He likened the present Governor’s rule to the one in 1990. An out-of-control situation triggered by the resignation of National Conference’s Farooq Abdullah as Chief Minister that year saw longest ever Governor’s rule in the State. It lasted six years and 264 days.“I wonder if any election, to Parliament or Assembly, will be possible this year. The people are agitated and militants are holed up in the upper reaches. If violence surges, development and education will take a hit,” fears Mr.Yaqoob.‘It’s people’s victory’But on the other side, there are many like Javeed Ahmad, a downtown shopkeeper, who sees the end to the PDP-BJP rule as a victory of the people. “The PDP-BJP regime had been unacceptable here from day one. It’s fall was hastened the people’s resistance to their agenda and designs,” he said.Meanwhile, police officials believe the fall of the government will defuse the anger to a large extent in the Valley, especially in south Kashmir.last_img read more

45 arrested for stone pelting at VHP rally

first_imgThe police have arrested 45 people in Gangapur City of Rajasthan’s Sawai Madhopur district where tension prevailed after some people pelted stones at a Vishwa Hindu Parishad rally, a senior police officer said on Monday. Prohibitory orders have been imposed in the area and mobile internet services have been suspended till normalcy resumes, he added. “We have arrested 45 people under preventive sections. The accused will be produced before the magistrate today (Monday). Section 144 has been imposed and mobile Internet services have been suspended,” Superintendent of Police (Sawai Madhopur) Sudhir Chaudhary said. The situation is “completely under control” and peace talks are being held with both the communities, he said, adding that a flag march was conducted to maintain law and order. He said cross FIRs have been registered by people from both the communities and the matter was being investigated.On Sunday, some people had thrown stones at the VHP procession apparently from inside a mosque and the adjoining houses in the area. Four to five persons were reportedly injured in the stone pelting following which additional force was deployed in the area to maintain law and order, police said.last_img read more

Azkals resume Asian Cup bid

first_imgFrontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients  Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH MOST READ BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight Great push for Philippine boxing Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games01:30Eriksson’s ‘Azkals’ put Philippines on Asian Cup map01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president With Tajikistan hosting Nepal in Dushanbe in the other Group F encounter, the Azkals are hard-pressed to gain maximum points against the Yemenis, who held the Filipinos to a 2-2 draw in Bacolod last Sept. 5.Strife-torn Yemen, two points behind the Philippines, plays its home matches in Doha due to security concerns.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“If we tie, we still have two chances to qualify,” said Azkals coach Thomas Dooley. LATEST STORIES Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. The Philippines tries to inch closer to an AFC Asian Cup berth when it clashes with Yemen on Tuesday in Qatar.Currently on top of Group F with seven points, the Azkals are gunning for their third victory in the qualifying round that will give them the inside track in the race for the two Asian Cup spots at stake in the group.ADVERTISEMENT Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary Read Next View commentslast_img read more

ATP Finals: Novak Djokovic dominates John Isner in opening match

first_imgNovak Djokovic was at his best on Monday when he took on USA’s John Isner in his opening match of the ATP Finals and absolutely trampled the American giant 6-4, 6-3.The last time Djokovic played at the O2 Arena in London, he was downed by the home hero Andy Murray that brought an end to his unflinching dominance on the men’s game.Last year, he missed the tournament with an elbow injury but his return to the stage has been spectacular.Djokovic is bidding to equal Roger Federer’s record of six titles at the ATP Finals and going by what he produced against Isner, he might as well be on his way to the record.Eyes on the prize @DjokerNole begins his pursuit of his 6th #NittoATPFinals with a victoryWatch the Nitto ATP Finals live on @TennisTV World Tour (@ATPWorldTour) November 13, 2018Already guaranteed to end the year as world number one after winning Wimbledon and the US Open, Djokovic is a massive favourite to complete an incredible resurgence from world number 22 in June with another title in London’s docklands.He will now set his sights on Germany’s Alexander Zverev in his second round-robin match after the exciting 21-year-old beat Croatia’s Marin Cilic 7-6(5), 7-6(1) to open his account in the Gustavo Kuerten group earlier in the day.Isner, at 33 the oldest first timer at the eight-man season-ender since Andres Gimeno made his debut aged 35 in 1972, was not overawed but never managed to lay a glove on Djokovic in the 73-minute contest.advertisementAlso read – ATP Finals: Federer stunned by Nishikori in opener, Anderson beats ThiemDjokovic lost only four points on his own serve in the first set but what was most worrying for Isner was the way his opponent managed to read his towering delivery, pinging back returns to the baseline with monotonous regularity.”He’s the best returner I’ve ever faced for sure,” Isner said. “Sometimes you got to hope he’s a bit off. Unfortunatley, I don’t think that was the case tonight. I got my ass kicked.”Having failed to convert break points in Isner’s opening two service games, Djokovic made no mistake when another chance came along, belting a forehand return for a winner and a 4-2 lead.See Photos: Roger Federer, Novak Djokovic take London Underground ride ahead of ATP FinalsIsner saved a set point when serving at 3-5 and banged down three consecutive aces to stay in the set but Djokovic calmly held to seize the opener.The writing was on the wall for Isner when Djokovic broke serve at 3-3 in the second set — the Serb roaring his approval. Two games later Djokovic sealed victory with a crosscourt backhand winner.(With Reuters inputs)last_img read more

Samuel L. Jackson, Luke Bryan Wished Georgia Good Luck Via Twitter Videos

first_imgSamuel L. Jackson speaking on Twitter.Neither star actor Samuel L. Jackson nor country musician Luke Bryan actually attended the University of Georgia, but they’re both still huge Bulldogs fans. Usually, they both show their support when the football team has a big game on the gridiron. This week, obviously, they’re all in on a different Bulldogs team. Both have sent Twitter videos to basketball head coach Mark Fox ahead of the team’s game against Michigan State in this year’s NCAA Tournament. Check them out:The Dawgs are Dancing, and so is the DawgNation! @SamuelLJackson— Mark Fox (@coachmarkfox) March 16, 2015The Dawgs are Dancing, and so is the DawgNation! @LukeBryanOnline— Mark Fox (@coachmarkfox) March 16, 2015The Bulldogs and Spartans tip off Friday at 12:30 PM EST. It’s safe to assume that these guys will be watching.last_img read more

Emery looking forward to Liverpool test

first_imgArsenal manager Unai Emery says his side will test their progress when they face league leaders Liverpool at Anfield on Saturday.Liverpool moved six points clear at the top of the Premier League after their 4-0 victory against Newcastle United on Wednesday, while Arsenal’s 1-1 draw at Brighton leaves them at fifth place and two points behind Chelsea.Arsenal’s form and performances have been inconsistent so far this season and Emery believes playing Liverpool will be a benchmark for measuring their progress.“It is a very big match for us and them. They are unbeaten this season and will be confident,” Emery told Sky Sports.“For us, it is a big challenge and a good test, of who we are and the difference between them and us.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.“In the table it is clear but I also want to look on the pitch. We have had one test against them, at the Emirates, which we drew [1-1 in November].“We played a good match but I think in Liverpool it is going to be a different game to the one we played here.”last_img read more

Wagner blames red card for Huddersfields loss

first_imgHuddersfield Town manager David Wagner insists the red card picked up by Christopher Schindler played a significant role in his team’s loss to Burnley.The Terriers hosted fellow strugglers Burnley at the John Smith Stadium on Wednesday night looking for their first Premier League victory in 10 games.Steve Mounie gave the home side the lead just past the half-hour mark with his first league goal of the season, but Sean Dyche’s men leveled just before the break from a Chris Wood strike.Things went from bad to worse for Huddersfield when Schindler was giving his marching orders four minutes before halftime, leaving Wagner’s men to play the entire second half with 10 men.Ashley Barnes 74th minute goal ensured Burnley took home all three points leaving Huddersfield rooted to the bottom of the league table.Danny CowleyCowley explains why he changed his mind about Huddersfield Manuel R. Medina – September 9, 2019 Last week Danny Cowley rejected the chance to coach Huddersfield Town in the English Championship, but today he accepted saying it was a good opportunity.“The commitment, effort and attitude which the players have shown was absolute”, Wagner said, according to Sky Sports.“They fought but unfortunately playing more than one half [with 10 men] is very difficult to deal with.”“We took the lead and scored our first goal from a striker. I have seen a lot of good things today but obviously we weren’t able to keep the tempo and speed as high as when we played 11 v 11.”last_img read more