Asante Kotoko Kicked Out

first_imgSoccer loving Liberians and particularly those of Barrack Young Controllers said it: “BYC is set to make history,” and thousands sat on tenterhooks after 88 minutes, yesterday at the Antoinette Tubman Stadium.They waited for a miracle that came through substitute Blamo Nymely in the 89th minute to make history, and hopefully to revive the image of Liberian soccer.It was during an attack on Kotoko defense. BYC strikers pushed forward as the ball entered the 18-yard box.Kotoko defenders Abieku Ainooson, Ben Adama and Kwabena Edusei struggled to get the ball under control.The compact of players in the defense forced goalkeeper Soulama Abdullahi to lower his towering frame to locate of the ball.Substitute Nymely also in the box turned around and the ball rolled in front of him and he put his right foot to it as it rolled into the net, with goalkeeper Abdullahi misjudging the course of the ball.And the referee sounded his whistle to acknowledge the goal as Nymely ran to celebrate it.The goal unsettled Kotoko players as they stood in their tracks shocked.Goalkeeper Abdullahi had been playing unnecessary delay tactics and was warned by the referee. With the goal he sat on the field, not believing what had just happened, when the game had was barely four minutes to end. Soccer fans waited for 88 frustrated minutes but it was atoned for by the goal which indicated that Asante Kotoko is out of the completion and BYC is through to the next round. Both teams played a see-saw game, resorting to entertaining football in the midfield with occasional drives for the goals that did not come. Agitated fans could not understand why BYC was not making use of several scoring chances created. George Williams was at his best, ably supported by Trokon Myers, Isaac Popo and left winger Prince Saydee, whose accomplishment was evidently succeeded by Nymely’s wonderful goal. Kotoko’s attacks centered on midfielder Rahim Ayew, whose torches sent the ball to team-mates who could not make use of the few chances that came their way. However, unable to open up their game, Kotoko played cautiously which suited BYC fairly well.Perhaps with their 2-1 first leg win in Ghana, Kotoko players were less aggressive which seemed to affect BYC.BYC responded and kept pressure on Kotoko and kept goalkeeper Abdullahi busy. Kotoko wasted the first of its four corner-kicks in the 16th minute. BYC had several direct-kicks where were wasted.As the game progressed, Barrack Young Controllers resorted to passes from the midfield but the few chances created by Trokon Myers and Isaac Popo could not materialize into goals.Kotoko on the other hand could not exert their authority on the game and their winger Prince Baffoe was held on his tracks by Alpha James who made Baffoe very much ineffective.Resuming the second session, BYC played their usual game and Kotoko also responded in kind. BYC did not seem more aggressive than Kotoko and the tide only changed when Blamo Nymely and diminutive player Benjamin Ghamy came in the second half to reinforce the striking force.Ghamy announced his presence with forceful attacks which helped the midfield in building their attacks against Kotoko but the game remained as if it was going for a draw.The Antoinette Tubman Stadium, packed with thousands of soccer fans, including President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf waited patiently for a miracle to happen.The miracle happened in the 89th minute to send the Liberian champions into the new round of the CAF Championship League.The 1-0 victory made an aggregate score of 2-2 but BYC has qualified for the next round, due to the away-goal rule for the goal they scored in Ghana during their 2-1 loss in the first round first leg. The 89th minute goal has made all the difference, ending Asante Kotoko’s dream in the 2014 CAF Championship League.BYC: Nathaniel Sherman, Alpha James, Blama Kamara, Prince Jetoe, Teah Dennis, Junior Barshall, George Williams, Isaac Popo, Trokon Myers, Prince Sayedee, Lamine Jabateh: sub: Sporo Somah, Blamo Nymely, Benjamin Ghamy.Kotoko: Soulama Adbullahi, Amos Frimpong, Ben Adama, Abieku Ainooson, Kwabena Adusei, Rahim Ayew, Richard Mpong, Jordan Opoku, Siedu Bancey, Larbi Koomson, Prince Baffoe.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Shaw wins Cecil Lake Challenge Cup time trial

first_img**SubmittedKevin Shaw won the 16 mile Cecil Lake Challenge Cup time trial, Sunday, with a time of 25:00 minutes. Shayne Reid (GP) was second at 25:50 and Pat Ferris third at 26:02.The Blizzard A2 team won the afternoon team time trial at 1:10:44 (Pat Ferris, Jolea Bilodeau and Les Elliott) on the 40 km circuit. The Grande Prairie A- was second at 1:12:30 (Warren Miller, Shayne Reid, Francis Plum and Dave Jaeger). The Blizzard R.o.T. team was third at 1:14:38 (August, Jake Elliott, Ken Nix and Darren Guliov). Cassie Baker and Adam Currie also did 45:29 for 20 km. Thanks to Sabina for timing the afternoon race!- Advertisement -The Blizzards won the 2 race series 35 to 16. This brings the total points for GP to 188, FSJ 187 and Dawson Creek 68. One race in September 15 is the final Challenge Cup race of the year.Other 16 k times were Dave Jaeger (GP) 27:24, Richard Wood 27:36, Warren Miller (GP) 28:41, Frances Plum (GP) 29:42, Ken Nix 29:57, Dean Lowry 30:14, Owen Giebelhaus 31:32 and Adam Currie 33:13.Coming up:-Wed Mountain bike #3 at 7 pm-Thurs Baldonnel time trial 7 pm-Sunday 40 km time trial Goodlow at 7 pm.Geoff McDonald (GP) Stephen Ferris and Colter Young are in Vancouver for the Tour of Whiterock, July 16-18.www.ferrisfastcycles.comlast_img read more

Jury recommends death for gang member who killed deputy

first_img 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! NORWALK, Calif. (AP) — A gang member should be executed for gunning down a Los Angeles County sheriffs deputy who was shot and killed while investigating another crime in 2005, a jury ruled Tuesday. Jurors deliberated for less than a day before reaching their verdict against Jose Luis Orozco, 29. The same jurors convicted Orozco last month of killing Deputy Luis Gerardo “Jerry” Ortiz, a 15-year veteran and newly married father of two boys. Formal sentencing was set for May 3. Ortiz, 35, died June 24, 2005, outside an apartment in Hawaiian Gardens. He had been assigned to the sheriffs gang enforcement unit and was investigating the shooting of a man was wounded while doing yard work. Orozco was a suspect in that case and was later found guilty of attempted murder. Orozco, who has been jailed without bail since his arrest, was also convicted of possession of a firearm by a felon. Jurors found true the special circumstances of murder of a peace officer intentionally killed while performing his duties, murder to avoid arrest, street gang murder and lying in wait. After closing arguments in the sentencing phase Monday, the jury asked to re-watch a DVD showing a conversation Orozco had with two friends while they were in a holding cell in July 2005, about two weeks after Ortiz was killed. Orozco is heard laughing about the publicity surrounding the shooting, including a segment dedicated to him on “Americas Most Wanted,” and his photo being broadcast on jumbo video screens on the Las Vegas Strip. Orozco also discussed destroying evidence in the case. The DVD was featured prominently during the trial. “What is the appropriate punishment for someone who not only doesnt show remorse, he revels in his notoriety … whose life is a moral failure (and whose legacy is) so much destruction and pain?” asked prosecutor Lowell Anger. Anger argued the death penalty was an appropriate sentence. But Orozcos attorney portrayed his client as a man who got mixed up with the wrong crowd and was heavily dependent on drugs. “We are in no way telling you that he is not an evil, bad (person),” attorney Stan Perlo said. “But there are some things to be considered in sparing his life.” Hawaiian Gardens is about 20 miles south of Los Angeles.last_img read more

Newhall Ranch wildlife poses puzzle

first_imgSANTA CLARITA – How best to protect the rare and endangered species on the Mission Village project – it’s a puzzle that has biologists looking at keeping ants away from lizards and cows away from the river. The planned 5,300-home Mission Village phase of Newhall Ranch is set to be almost four times bigger than the planned first phase, Landmark Village. Newhall Ranch is a huge development planned west of Santa Clarita next to the Santa Clara River. Unarmored three-spine stickleback fish, San Fernando Valley spineflowers, Southwest arroyo toads, Western spadefoot toads, horned lizards and many other species already call the project site home. Many have protected status. Humans who eventually move to Mission Village will bring with them destructive ants and pets, homeless encampments and, of course, houses, roads and shopping centers. SEATAC already reviewed the project in January. Long said the list of recommendations issued is among the longest in the six years he has been on SEATAC. The panel asked Newhall Land to redesign development around the Castaic Spring complex, where a bridge is planned, on the edge of the Santa Clara river floodplain. The area has species of sunflower and spring snail that have yet to be categorized, according to SEATAC. Downstream are the endangered stickleback. Argentine ants, which follow humans for their food, could take another food source away from horned lizards, a rare species, Long said. That’s because small Argentine ants often displace the lizards’ food source of red ants, especially if there is moisture-providing irrigation in the buffer zones around homes. The lizards don’t eat the puny Argentine ants. Of particular concern to environmentalists is the spineflower, which is found only on the Newhall Ranch site and in Ahmanson Ranch, on the border between Los Angeles and Ventura counties, Long said. A spineflower preserve surrounded by houses is planned as part of the Mission Village project. The California Department of Fish and Game is considering a larger and more regionally-connected preserve in the area, which SEATAC supports, while criticizing the current preserve plan. “(It) can look good on day one, but may not be long-term, and it’s got to last forever,” Long said. Long said he was glad his recommendation to keep grazing cattle out of the Santa Clara River bed was accepted. Grazing cattle in the area could control weeds, but Long said they would foul the water and disturb an important ecosystem. The Santa Clara River is considered the last wild river in Los Angeles County. “It hasn’t been dammed, (and) it … provides a habitat for a high amount of biological diversity,” said SEATAC member Scott Harris, who works for the U.S. Department of Fish and Game. At their January meeting, SEATAC members also expressed concern about how the project might harm larger animals, everything from bears to mountain lions, that might visit the area. SEATAC’s recommendations are not binding on the developer. Newhall Land will bring Mission Village before the county Regional Planning Commission in the fall. Long, who works as a natural areas administrator at the Eaton Canyon Natural Area in Pasadena, said he’s unsure whether many of the plant and animal species on the Mission Village project site can be protected. “I think the jury’s still out.” (661) 257-5253 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! “We’re down to the last open spaces left in L.A. County, and therefore they’re going to have the concentration of rare things,” said Mickey Long, a member of an environmental committee advising the developer, The Newhall Land and Farming Co., on the project. “More things are considered rare now each year as we run out of habitat, so the list is pretty big for this project,” he said. Newhall Land is due before the county’s Significant Ecological Areas Technological Advisory Committee, or SEATAC, in the summer. Long serves on that panel. Construction of the 1,400-home Landmark Village project could start in 2009. Mission Village construction could start a year or two later, on 1,250 acres. “It’s a bigger area; it also includes some of the spineflower preserve areas, which is obviously an area of focus that we’re working on,” said Marlee Lauffer, spokeswoman for Newhall Land. last_img read more

Kenya crush Nigeria on pens to win Copa

first_imgIn the penalties, Haron Kibiwott, David Leon and Isaiah Abwal scored for Kenya while Lucas Maina and Rashid Issa missed. Williams Gift, Mohamed Hussaini and Omeke Jerry missed three of Nigeria’s five kicks to hand Kenya the title.Earlier, the Kenya Girls team also won the overall title following a solitary triumph over Zimbabwe in the final.In the Boys game, the start was feisty with crunching tackles witnessed as both teams looked to take charge of the duel.Kenya’s midfield trio of Wisdom Yana, Lucas Maina and Rashid Issa were particularly impressive in the middle of the park.For Nigeria, their pacy attack led by Omodara Olamilekan, Omeke Jerry and Gift Williams caused Kenya a few problems.Kenya’s semifinal hero David Leon failed to connect to a Haron Ruto corner kick in the 12th minute and the ball flew across goal, missing a glorious chance.Nigerian defender Prince Godpana tackles Kenya’s strikerLucas Maina during the Copa Coca – Cola Africa Championship finals at Afraha Stadium in Nakuru County. Kenya won the game 3-2 on post-match penalties after a barren draw in regulation time.Jacob Onyango rattled the side net moments later with a ferocious shot and moments later he was denied by Nigeria keeper Moses Aluko who pulled a point blank save with a superb block.Nigeria left-back Kumater Shina forced a superb save off Kenya keeper Issa Emuria with a ferocious shot in the 33rd minute.The second half was equally balanced with both teams creating half chances.Kenya’s Leon saw his effort fly over the bar while his compatriot Salim Badi cleared the ball off the line after an error from Emuria.Kenya captain Cedric Muchina missed a huge chance shooting over the bar from a free kick in the the 53rd minute.Nigeria keeper Aluko pulled some late superb saves to deny Onyango and Rashid and sent the game to post match penalties where Kenya won.0Shares0000(Visited 4 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Kenyan wingerAaron Kibiwot shields the ball away from Nigerian strikerKumacer Shina during the Copa Coca – Cola Africa Championship finals at Afraha Stadium in Nakuru County. Kenya won the game with a 3-2 goal agrigate on post-match penalties after a barren draw in regulation time.NAKURU, Kenya, Dec 15 – Kenya’s St. Anthony’s Boys were crowned COPA Coca-Cola Africa Cup champions on Saturday following a dramatic 3-2 post-match penalty triumph over Nigeria in a pulsating finale at the Afraha Stadium in Nakuru.The game was forced into penalties after the tournament’s best two teams played to a 0-0 draw in regulation time.last_img read more

Liverpool boss says Christian Benteke can improve

first_img1 Jurgen Klopp and Christian Benteke Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp wants to see more of the attitude shown by his players during the past two games.The Reds’ 1-0 victories over Leicester and Sunderland were not pretty but stopped the rot after three Premier League games without a win.Klopp has had standout results in his short tenure in charge such as the 4-1 victory at Manchester City and 3-1 success against Chelsea, but there have also been losses to Crystal Palace, Newcastle and Watford.The goals against Leicester and Sunderland were scored by Christian Benteke – a feat Klopp welcomed by challenging the striker to play better.The German said: “He made again the decisive goal in the game, and that’s the best thing a striker can do. When I said he can play better, that’s for everybody, they all can play better.“First of all you have to fight for the result and that’s the biggest change in the last two games from the other games. Until then, we won our really good games, but when we were average then we lost.“That’s not how it should be if you want consistently to get results. We took these very important points in a difficult game (against Sunderland). That’s very important. We defended well, we had our opportunities and Christian was there again.“You can make your life always easier in games like this when you use one of the first two opportunities. If you don’t do this then you have to work, do all the things for this special moment, and that’s what the team did.“It’s very important that we win games like this, important that we don’t wait for the perfect day, so that we work for the perfect day.“If you always are prepared for a difficult game, sometimes you will find an easy game. But if you’re always waiting for the easy game you never will find it.”The search for consistency has been Klopp’s biggest challenge since he replaced Brendan Rodgers in October.He hopes Liverpool have now turned a corner and feels confidence rather than concentration has been the main problem.He said: “It’s not the biggest problem with concentration. I don’t want to say this word too often but it’s a part of belief that you don’t have to use the first chance.“It’s normal that you miss chances in football. If you miss a chance, now you know the right way, come on, let’s try again. It’s difficult and it’s what we have to develop together.“For this you need results. (Sunderland) was a game like this. It’s not a game we will talk about in 10 years but nevertheless it’s really important.”Daniel Sturridge could be back for Saturday’s match following a hamstring injury. Sturridge declared himself fit and available on Boxing Day but, because of the England man’s history of injury problems, Klopp was determined not to rush him.James Milner and Divock Origi will not be fit and Klopp must wait on midfielders Joe Allen and Jordan Henderson.SEE HERE – Liverpool team news: Predicted XI to face West Ham – Daniel Sturridge set for return?last_img read more


first_imgDONEGAL photographer Adam Rory Porter has done it again – with another sensational snap of our sky at night.And this time he managed just about capture a hint of the Northern Lights above Inishowen, with the Milky Way in all its glory.Said Adam: “I was out and about last night near at Kinnego Bay. “I was a nice surprise to see the Northern Lights, a wee hint of them on the horizon as the edge of the Milky Way was rising over the North Atlantic.”Adam is a member of the Buncrana Camera Club which has brought stunning images of Inishowen and the rest of Donegal to a massive worldwide audience through their incredible snaps – many of the Northern Lights.“We’re not doing too badly for a wee group set up just four years ago,” said Brendan Diver the club.“There was a dozen of us with an interest in photography and we began to meet up in O’Flaherty’s pub in Buncrana every Tuesday to talk about our passion. “We go outdoors at least once a fortnight as a group and picture what we can. When the Northern Lights turn up it is always special for us.”Looks like we’re in for a decent weekend (apart from the first half of Saturday).Here’s our weather report: to find out when the Northern Lights will be back Follow this:WOW! ADAM DOES IT AGAIN WITH SNAP OF MILKY WAY AND THE DONEGAL NORTHERN LIGHTS was last modified: April 25th, 2014 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:adam rory porterdonegalInishowennorthern lightslast_img read more


first_imgPOLITICS: In May 2015 our Isle of emerald green united together in creating global history. A momentous occasion where all walks of society unified in supporting Marriage Equality for same sex couples. A year has almost past and this year has lead us to numerous positive outcomes and a nationwide celebration of joy has been at the forefront.Following that we are delighted and proud to announce Donegal’s official and only celebration of the first year of Marriage Equality on Friday May 13th in Voodoo Vintage.A celebration for everyone to reunite and rejoice in a historical moment that has changed Ireland for the better.‘Donegal’s Official Celebration of the First Year of Marriage Equality’ will be hosted in the luxurious Vintage Rooms on Friday 13th May commencing at 10pm sharp. An evening with fine table service, performances from blues band Blackbird and Crow, Cabaret Drag show, Video highlights of Ireland saying YES followed by Northern Ireland’s renowned DJ Pixie Smith.Further information availableConnie Murray Lynch – 087 763 4595DONEGAL IS HAVING A PARTY TO CELEBRATE FIRST YEAR OF MARRIAGE EQUALITY was last modified: May 5th, 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:FeaturesGay Rightsmarriage equalitynewsreferendumlast_img read more

Scotland 2-2 England: Late drama at Hampden as Kane nets equaliser in Group F

first_img2 Harry Kane: The England captain scored a vital goal for Gareth Southgate’s side Harry Kane netted a stoppage-time equaliser as England drew 2-2 with Scotland at Hampden.It was a dramatic final 10 minutes in the World Cup Group F qualifier, with three goals coming in a tense affair.Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain had given England the lead in the 70th minute after some poor Scotland defending, but Griffiths picked the perfect moment to break his international duck in his 13th cap.The Celtic player curled 25-yard free-kicks into either corner of Joe Hart’s net within three minutes, the second in the final minute of the 90 to send the Glasgow stadium rocking.However, Kane netted from close range three minutes into time added on to seal a 2-2 draw and maintain England’s eight-year unbeaten run in qualifying matches as they stayed on course for a place in Russia. 2 Home skipper Scott Brown had set the tone for an unforgettable World Cup qualifier inside three minutes as he introduced himself to Dele Alli with a late challenge which earned a yellow card, and Scotland continued their aggressive start by forcing four early corners.Kane got two sights of goal when the visitors managed to penetrate. However, he blazed over after only partially bringing down Alli’s lofted pass and then failed to make the most of Adam Lallana’s cutback.England looked more dangerous on the rare occasions they got their opponents turning and Kane had another half chance, with Craig Gordon stranded after coming out of box to head away a long ball.Livermore hit the post five minutes into the second half after his shot took a heavy deflection off Robertson and Scotland, with James McArthur on for the injured James Morrison, survived some nervous seconds before the ball was finally safe.The home fans turned up the volume as Scotland pressed deep in the opposition half and Kyle Walker took his time with a throw-in as England regained their composure.Both sides made changes in the 65th minute. England brought on Oxlade-Chamberlain for Rashford while Bournemouth winger Ryan Fraser made his Scotland debut.Gordon soon made a decent stop from Kane’s header but the Scotland goalkeeper failed to control Tierney’s pass back and the visitors scored from the resulting throw-in after he scrambled the ball out under pressure.Oxlade-Chamberlain had his back to goal outside the box but turned and rode Brown’s challenge and got space to shoot from 15 yards after Armstrong ran into Tierney. The effort was straight at Gordon but the keeper could only flap at it and help it into the net.Griffiths was well wide with a couple of efforts but he soon found his range in sensational fashion, with two free-kicks putting Scotland in the driving seat.England were given a chance from closer in but Gordon looked to have averted the danger as he pushed Eric Dier’s free-kick away. However, Scotland gave the ball away and it was soon returned into the box by substitute Raheem Sterling, whose ball found Kane unmarked to cushion a volley home.last_img read more


first_imgSunset in Falcarragh by Robert McClean for donegaldaily.comAFTER the dullest January for a generation, the sun is finally out in Donegal.And it looks like it could be with us for more than a week.The downside is that it is going to get colder. But with calm air over Ireland has come some glorious sunshine.You can send your pictures to******* – Donegal’s No1 News & Sports Website – more than 30,000 Visitors Every Day Follow the leader on: going down at Derryreel Falcarragh by Robert McClean for donegaldaily.comBuncrana by Liza Lindsay Gorgeous Glencolmcille by Ireland By BikeStorm brewing at Malinmore Bay, Glencolmcille by Paul Hegarty. WOW! YOUR STUNNING PICTURES OF DONEGAL IN THE FEBRUARY SUN was last modified: February 18th, 2013 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:WOW! YOUR STUNNING PICTURES OF DONEGAL IN THE FEBRUARY SUNlast_img read more