Liberia Bow Out of U-20 WAFU Nations Cup

first_imgLiberia finished bottom in the group of three of the WAFU U-20 Nations Cup, with one point from two games.The Junior national team of Liberia, with the best breed of U-20 players, went into the 2019 West Africa Football Union (WAFU U-20) Nations Cup hosted in Conakry, Guinea, with an expectation of performing better in the competition as compared to the previous league season.Liberia finished as runners-up in the previous edition of the tournament which was held in Liberia, 2018. The Junior Lone Star lost 2-1 against The Gambia at the Samuel Kanyon Doe Sports Complex.In this year’s edition, the junior national team kickstarted the tournament in a group of three with a 1-0 defeat against The Gambia, a result that sealed Gambia’s slot in the semifinals of the after 1-1 draw against Mali in their first game.Coach Robert Lartey and his boys were left with an uphill task in their final group match against Mali on Saturday, November 30. Liberia needed to collect all three points to book their ticket to the last four of the tournament, but Mali became a stumbling block.With a tough task to get a win against Mali, Liberia were unable to get a goal in the first period and were only left with the last 45 minutes to decide their fate. Unfortunately, the Malians got the breakthrough midway through the second period, making things harder for Liberia.LISCR FC striker Mark Karlay, who was also part of the team that finished as runners-up in the previous edition, leveled things up for Liberia in the 70th minute from Jeremy Saygbe’s assists, restoring their hope of qualifying with 20 minutes left to play.Regrettably, the 1-1 result was not a favorable result for Liberia, as Mali joined Gambia to progress to the semifinals with two points from two games.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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Leicester City 2-1 Chelsea: Brilliant Riyad Mahrez gives Claudio Ranieri sweet revenge over Blues

first_img1 Riyad Mahrez dazzled as Leicester beat Chelsea to return to the top of the Premier League and leave Jose Mourinho on the brink of being sacked.Mahrez was a danger from the offset before playing in a delightful cross for Jamie Vardy to give Leicester a first half lead.Immediately after the break Mahrez went from provider to goalscorer when he brilliantly fired in to extend the Foxes’ lead.Loice Remy pulled one back with 15 minutes remaining but it was sweet revenge for Claudio Ranieri, who was replaced as Chelsea manager by Mourinho back in 2004.Leicester sit two points clear at the top of the league while Chelsea hang only one point above the bottom three.Chelsea only had to wait two minutes to see why Mahrez has plagued so many defences this season as he danced into space before firing a low shot at Thibaut Courtois.Eden Hazard had a good opportunity to end his goal drought when he peeled away from the Leicester defence, but his extra touch allowed Danny Simpson to recover and block the shot.Mahrez had another chance as the Blues again failed to close him down but, like his first effort, Courtois was perfectly positioned to deny the Algerian.Hazard limped off after half an hour and things immediately got worse for Mourinho.Mahrez, lurking on the right wing, was given more space and sent in a delicious cross for Vardy to volley past Courtois for his 15th goal of the season.Vardy was booked for a crunching tackle on Diego Costa just after half time as tempers began to boil over at the King Power Stadium.However, Mahrez managed to keep a cool head and on 48 minutes he showed just how cool he was as he showed some quick feet to bamboozle Cesar Azpilicueta before curling in a beautiful left-footer into the top corner to double the Foxes’ lead.Chelsea had their first clear-cut opportunity on the hour mark when Costa was played through, only to be brilliantly denied by Kasper Schmeichel.From the resulting corner, Bransilav Ivanovic missed a golden chance to halve the lead when Willian’s cross reached him at the back post but, two yards out, he completely mishit his volley.After 77 minutes, the Blues did pull one back when Pedro sent in a dangerous cross for substitute Remy to nod in passed a helpless Schmeichel.Chelsea continued to pile forward and fight for their Premier League lives but it was not enough ahead of arguably their most crucial period of festive fixtures in recent seasons. Riyad Mahrez curls in spectacularly for Leicester’s second last_img read more

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Middlesbrough confirm signing of Jordan Rhodes from Blackburn Rovers

first_img1 Jordan Rhodes Middlesbrough have announced the signing of Scotland striker Jordan Rhodes from Blackburn Rovers for an undisclosed fee.The 25-year-old has signed a four-and-a-half-year deal at the Riverside Stadium.Rhodes joined Blackburn from Huddersfield for £8m in August 2012 and the fee is reported to surpass that figure at £9m.Boro’s aborted move for Rhodes was resurrected a day after the proposed transfer initially fell through.And head coach Aitor Karanka has added Rhodes’ firepower to his promotion challengers after missing out on a return to the Barclays Premier League in last season’s Sky Bet Championship play-off final.A statement on the club’s official website read: “The club is delighted to confirm the arrival of Jordan Rhodes from Blackburn Rovers.“The 25-year-old striker has signed a four-and-a-half-year contract with the club after joining from Ewood Park for an undisclosed fee.”Rhodes scored 87 goals in 148 appearances over three years at Huddersfield and netted 28 times in his first season in the Championship with Blackburn.He scored 85 goals in 169 appearances for Rovers, 11 of them coming this season.Also on deadline day, Boro announced the capture of Leicester defender Ritchie De Laet on loan for the rest of the season.The 27-year-old, who has two senior Belgium caps, has been with the Foxes since 2012.He has made over 120 appearances for them, but last started a Premier League match in September.His first English club was Stoke, and he subsequently joined Manchester United – from whom he spent time on loan at Sheffield United, Preston, Portsmouth, and Norwich – before moving on to Leicester.last_img read more

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DONEGAL SEAWEED COMPANY HOPING TO HARVEST SUCCESS AT BUSINESS AWARDS

first_imgA Donegal company which harvests seaweed and turns it into many sought-after products has been named as a finalist in the AIB Small Business Awards.Algaran is a small Seaweed Company situated in Kilcar, South West Donegal with a big future if its recent history is anything to go by.Established in 2004 in the Aran Islands, Co. Galway by Rosaria Piseri and Michael McCloskey, the company moved to Kilcar in 2005. Rosaria and Micheal, who are the owners, Managers and Directors of the Company, put hard work, long hours, lots of passion for nature, as the main ingredients of the success of the Organic Seaweed Products made by Algaran.All seaweed is hand harvested from the local shoreline, with the maximum respect for the marine environment. All seaweed are rinsed on the shore and dried at low temperatures to preserve its rich nutritional content.Analysis is carried out regularly to guarantee absence of pollutants. Some species are used for the production of Natural and Organic Cosmetics, while others are available along with artisan seaweed food produced with the finest Organic Ingredients.Among the Seaweed Food products are Biscuits, Jams, Condiments, Dressings, Herbal Teas, Puffed Spelt cakes, Pralines and Seaweed infused in Oils. Algaran is Certified Organic by Organic Trust Ltd. Algaran Teoranta is one of the six finalists for the SFA Award (Small Business National Award) in the “Outstanding Small Businesses” category.The winner will be awarded on March 7th 2013. Good Luck Algaran!DONEGAL SEAWEED COMPANY HOPING TO HARVEST SUCCESS AT BUSINESS AWARDS was last modified: February 21st, 2013 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:Algarankilcarseaweedlast_img read more

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Lobos name Toledo coach

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORESanta Anita opens winter meet Saturday with loaded card“I was the head coach and he was the assistant. That’s not a concern,” Toledo said. “We’re both here for the same reason, we want to win football games. I’ve sat in that chair. I know who’s the boss.” Long said he expects Toledo to make New Mexico’s offense much more productive. The Lobos last season ranked 40th nationally in scoring (29.6 points a game), 43rd in total offense (397.4 ypg) and 86th (197.4 ypg) in passing. “We need a spark to get us to the next level,” Long said. “I thought we underachieved some this year.” The Lobos finished second in the Mountain West Conference three consecutive seasons (2002-2004) and went to three consecutive bowl games. New Mexico was expected to contend again for the conference title this season, but finished 6-5 and failed to get a bowl bid. “We’ve come real close three times to winning a conference championship and haven’t won one yet. That means we’re missing something,” Long said. “It might not be very much.” “I had opportunities to be a head coach and to be an assistant, actually some pro opportunities,” Toledo said. “But I wanted to be somewhere where I really enjoyed being around the people.” Lobos coach Rocky Long worked under Toledo as UCLA’s defensive coordinator in 1996 and 1997, just before he became New Mexico’s coach. Toledo said the reversal in roles won’t be a problem. Toledo said he plans to run an offense with multiple formations and emphasize the running game. “If you can run the football, then you can make big plays with play-action passes,” he said. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!center_img ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – Former UCLA coach Bob Toledo was hired Wednesday as assistant head coach and offensive coordinator at New Mexico, returning to college football after a three-year absence. Toledo said he’s had other opportunities to get back into coaching but none had appealed to him until now. last_img read more

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46 recruits graduate as officers

first_imgVALENCIA – With gloved hand, sheriff’s recruit Kaylee Volk blew a silent kiss Friday morning to her training officer, the man who would hand her back a small piece of her father. Moments later, Deputy Don Rubio pinned his badge on Volk during the graduation of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s North Academy at College of the Canyons. It was the same No. 3417 her father Jerry Volk had worn as a deputy until his death in 1991, a number re-issued, coincidentally, to a man who would help train the late Deputy Volk’s daughter. “We’re so proud, we’re so honored,” the new deputy’s mother Lori Gabbard said after the tear-filled badge pinning ceremony. Volk was among a class of 46 new peace officers – 32 men and 14 women – to graduate from the academy on the Valencia campus. Thirty-four of the recruits are now sheriff’s deputies, others were trained under contract for other law enforcement agencies including the Burbank, Glendale and Simi Valley police department at the Los Angeles Unified School District’s police department. “She came to Ohio as an au pair,” Doyle said. “She met my son when she stopped him to ask directions.” Grace Fuentes of Sylmar was proud of daughter Andrea Galindo for making it through the tough six-month academy program. Galindo has been hired by the Los Angeles schools police. “It wasn’t easy – the physical part and the mental part,” Fuentes said. “But she got in shape, she went from a size 11 to a size 3. Now she’s got a bikini and a badge.” Galindo’s brother Albert Fuentes, 15, expects his sister to be there when he, too, joins law enforcement. “I want to be SWAT – higher than my sister,” he said, laughing. pat.aidem@dailynews.com (661) 257-5251160Want 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 MORE11 theater productions to see in Southern California this week, Dec. 27-Jan. 2The graduation is the third this year in the county where Sheriff Lee Baca has faced criticism for failing to fill open positions. In February, after a spate of brawls in the county jail system, where deputies serve as guards, the department had about 8,200 deputies, 1,200 fewer than what Baca has funds to employ. “It’s picked up,” Capt. Sue Kopperud, head of the department’s training bureau, said of recruiting efforts. “We have 34 right here, and more are turning out. It’s going to take some time, but we’re making a dent.” Friday’s graduates stood at attention for inspection, then paraded before a proud audience of parents, spouses, children and friends. There were balloons, flowers, cheers and tears. Sixteen of the recruits had close relatives in the crowd who were in law enforcement including one young deputy whose father and grandfather were peace officers. Fidencio and Amelia Ruiz of La Puente said their recruit son Miguel Ruiz was eager to get out to patrol, but faces at least a few years working in the jails where all new deputies are assigned. Elle Dye has one son in the sheriff’s department, another a Los Angeles Police officers. She traveled from Ohio to watch her German-born daughter-in-law, Bettina Hutchinson of Palmdale, become a deputy. last_img read more

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Ryan Mason UPDATE: Hull midfielder progressing towards full training

first_imgHull midfielder Ryan Mason is progressing towards a return to full training, the club have confirmed.Mason, the Tigers’ record signing, has been sidelined since fracturing his skull in January and announced his return to light training on social media last month.The 26-year-old former Tottenham man had 14 plates inserted into his skull and spent eight days in a London hospital following a clash of heads with Chelsea defender Gary Cahill at Stamford Bridge on January 22.“Ryan is between two groups at the moment,” Hull head coach Leonid Slutsky told the club’s official website.“He is doing some technical parts of the training sessions with the main group, and other parts of training he is doing outside of the group.“That is a normal situation for somebody in his position.”Slutsky also said midfielder David Meyler has targeted a return to full training before the end of pre-season after sustaining a medial knee ligament injury in April.Will Keane is also working his way back from a serious knee injury. The former Manchester United striker was ruled out for 12 months last November after surgery to repair an anterior cruciate ligament.“With Will, we are looking at him coming back in October. He has had a very serious injury,” Slutsky added.Defender Moses Odubajo has had no timeframe put on his expected return following a recent visit to a consultant. He had a setback in November after dislocating a kneecap last July. 1last_img read more

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MAN DIES AFTER FALLING FROM PIER INTO BOAT

first_imgA man fell to his death from a ladder into a boat in Inishowen today.The accident happened just after 12.30pm at Leenan Pier close to Clonmany.The man has been named locally as John ‘Ned’ Kearney form Urris. The Greencastle Coast Guard and Ambulance services rushed to the scene while Malin Head Coastguard Station was also contacted.A rescue helicopter was dispatched shortly afterwards to take the man to hospital.However the victim was pronounced dead at the scene.A spokesman for the Gardai said the incident is being treated as an accident.  MAN DIES AFTER FALLING FROM PIER INTO BOAT was last modified: September 24th, 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:clonmanydeathfallGardaiLEENAN PIERlast_img read more

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‘Friends’ is turning 25, and the Giants are recreating the magic

first_imgRemember when Farmers’ Day was a hot time at the ol’ ballyard? Remember players from both teams participating in sack races, hog calling, egg throwing and cow milking? Giveaway prizes on the order of Shetland ponies, Angora goats, milking cows and outhouses?How about Mustache Day? No? Surely you caught a Hot Pants Day or two.Probably just as well that your memory fails you. Because the Giants have elevated the promotional day experience to a level of sophistication that may never be equalled. …last_img read more

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Cardinals’ Flaherty edges out Giants’ Rodríguez in matchup of 2018’s top rookie pitchers

first_imgST. LOUIS — If you spent the last 365 days living under a rock and happened to come up for air on Tuesday, it would have been no surprise to see Giants right-hander Dereck Rodríguez and Cardinals righty Jack Flaherty locking horns in a pitchers’ duel at Busch Stadium on Tuesday.At this time last year, Rodríguez, Flaherty and Dodgers flamethrower Walker Buehler were chasing Ronald Acuña, Jr. of the Braves and Juan Soto of the Nationals in an epic Rookie of the Year race that ended with the …last_img read more

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