2 Boys Found Dead in Nigerian Man’s Car

first_imgTwo children were found dead in a Toyota Avalon reportedly belonging to a Nigerian national only identified as “OJ” by residents of the VOA Old Field Community, along the Roberts International Airport/ELWA Road.The two young boys identified as Reuben Joe, 7, and Alvin Moses, 4, were unrelated, but lived just next door to the home of the Nigerian. According to Reuben’s mother, Rachel Gbarpue, her son had been sent home from school Tuesday, December 1, in the morning because his fees had not been fully paid. “He and Alvin were playing in the sand right here near OJ’s house. By 10 a.m., I had finished cooking small rice and wanted him to come and eat. I began calling him and his friend. They were nowhere to be seen,” Rachel narrated in tears. She stated that her son and his friend didn’t usually go very far from their homes; adding, “Whenever they were not beside the house playing in the sand, they will be in OJ’s house watching movies or just in his house.” She lives in an impoverished zinc-round house not too far from OJ’s.An older member of the community, who asked not to be named, said when the boys’ mothers raised the alarm about their missing children, everyone got concerned and by the evening hours of Tuesday, they all came together as community members to set up vigil so that no one moved in or out of the community unnoticed. “This morning [Wednesday], we decided to do house-to-house search and every car leaving and coming into the community. We searched a few homes.”According to him, when the older boys in the community, who were involved in the search, got to OJ’s home, they were told by OJ that they couldn’t enter in the absence of the police.Our reporter observed more than ten used vehicles parked in the courtyard of OJ’s home. Some of the vehicles had thick, dark tinted windshields. It was in one of the dark windshield cars that the boys were found lying dead in the back seat. According to community sources, while some of the older boys were engaged in arguments with the occupants about searching the house, others were looking elsewhere around the house, since it is the last house near a high-bush swamp.“A big boy between the ages of 14 and 15 by chance opened that particular car’s front door and saw the two kids lying there. He yelled and I immediately ran to the scene. Everyone followed and all attention turned from the searching business,” he said. He further stated that when the boys were discovered in OJ’s car, anger began to swell against him and the angry crowd began vandalizing the cars in OJ’s yard against his and other older folks’ advice that they wait for the police to arrive and take control of the situation. By that time, the Daily Observer was told; a small number of police officers had arrived but could not prevent the angry crowd, who directed their frustration toward the properties of OJ. They set his home and a car ablaze. They even broke the windshields of others. Other community members told this newspaper that the Nigerian national and his family slipped through the back of their home and escaped when everyone ran to catch a glimpse of the boys’ lifeless bodies in the car.Little Reuben’s uncle, Lawrence B. Joe, who doesn’t live in the community, but was called by Reuben’s mother, said the boys were found with cuts on their bodies after they had been removed from the car. Riot police officers arrived on the scene later to put the situation under some form of control. A forensic team from the police Homicide Department also came to begin their investigation. Journalists who were present observed the police officers doing their job, but none of them could speak to the press.However, one officer, who came to the scene, later told the Daily Observer that the police had apprehended OJ and his family. The officer, who can’t be named because he is not authorized to speak to the media, said the Nigerian national has been identified as Ojuku Nmardi. According to him, in OJ or Ojuku’s initial statements made to the police, he had said the boys were found in the car but he had no idea how they got in the car. He also said OJ told the police that the boys might have mistakenly locked the car door on themselves, becoming trapped and died of suffocation. OJ, who is a dealer of vehicle spare parts and used cars, has lived in the VOA Old Field Community for more than three years, according to community members. Up to press time late last night, the police had not released any official statement to the media on their findings.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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2020-01-14

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Ibrahimovic, Villa to power MLS All-Stars against Juventus

first_img0Shares0000Zlatan Ibrahimovic of LA Galaxy looks to pass during the Major League Soccer match against Atlanta United in Carson, California on April 21, 2018 © AFP/File / Frederic J. BROWNNEW YORK, United States, Jun 29 – Swedish forward Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Spanish striker David Villa will lead the Major League Soccer All-Stars against Italian giant Juventus in the MLS All-Star Game, the league announced Friday.The select squad from the North American league for the August 1 showdown at Atlanta includes players from a record 16 nations, including five from this year’s World Cup. The MLS lineup, with 14 players chosen by All-Star coach Gerardo Martino of Atlanta United, includes former Juventus star Sebastian Giovinco, who led Toronto FC to last year’s MLS crown.Juventus comes off a seventh consecutive Serie A title.Mexico’s Jonathan dos Santos of the Los Angeles Galaxy, who helped his homeland advance past the World Cup group stage, and Peru’s Yoshimar Yotun of Orlando City, who helped set up his team’s first World Cup goal in 40 years in Russia, are among the MLS midfielders.England striker Bradley Wright-Phillips of the New York Red Bulls was among two All-Star picks made by MLS commissioner Don Garber.Two US goalkeepers were selected, Brad Guzan of Atlanta and Zack Steffan of Columbus.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

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2020-01-10

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Job Vacancy within the Fleming Group of companies

first_imgJOB VACANCY: Fleming Engineering are currently wishing to employ a General Operative for Fleming Steel.The Fleming group of companies based in St.Johnston, Co. Donegal consist of Fleming Steel, Fleming Doors, Fleming Coatings and a sister company based in Omagh, Norwest Roofing Systems. The group currently employ approximately 30 people.Fleming Steel, primarily a retail business, has been the mainstay of the business for some 30 years and has developed to be the largest Steel Stockholder of Steel and Roofing products in the Northwest of Ireland. Fleming Doors, over 12 years, has developed the ability to design, manufacture and install custom steel roller shutter doors. This subsidiary business has developed primarily through local knowledge and currently produces around five hundred doors annually. Custom manufactured doors have been designed, manufacture and installed for commercial, agricultural, industrial and private premises.Fleming Coatings has developed the ability to provide a surface finish service for all things metal. Shot-blasting, Handblasting and chemical pre-treatment capabilities exist on site and are complemented by Wet-spray and powder coating facilities. Partnerships with local galvanising suppliers augment the service provided.Norwest Roofing Systems Ltd was acquired in 2012 having been a supplier of Fleming Steel for 20 years. Based in Omagh, the company distributes Agricultural and Industrial roofing products such as Cladding, Rooflight and Flashings to contractors, merchants and the agriculture markets.Company Structure The group of companies has centralised financial, purchasing and administration control with dedicated sales and operations teams for each division who are overseen by a central steering team.The role:To work alongside the existing general operatives and be responsible for the collection of customer steel and roofing orders safely, accurately and on time as well as the general maintenance of stock and housekeeping duties.Principle Functions:• Collecting stock for delivery / collection orders• Assisting customers with order requirements• Operating machinery.• Loading/unloading lorries• Inventory control• Work within company guidelines for safe working practices & use of PPS• Maintenance of machinery & record keeping• Housekeeping• Any other duties The Person:The ideal candidate would demonstrate the following within their c.v. and interview• Knowledge and experience of construction products• Fork lift license• Customer Service experience• Ability to plan and prioritise workloads to agreed deadlines• Ability to communicate effectively• Ability to work on own initiativeThis is a permanent position with an immediate start date.Salary is Dependent on Experience Normal working hours are Monday – Thursday 8.30am – 5.30pm and Friday 8.30am – 3.30pmFleming Engineering are Equal Opportunity EmployersIf you meet the requirements of this role and would like to apply, please e-mail drew@fleming-steel.com on or before the 24th August 2018 with cover letter and c.v.Job Vacancy within the Fleming Group of companies was last modified: August 20th, 2018 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:donegalflemingGeneral OperativeVacancylast_img read more

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2019-12-29

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‘ROBOCOP’ CONSIDERS STANDING FOR LOCAL ELECTIONS

first_imgOne of Donegal’s best known Gardai is considering standing for election to Donegal County Council.Former Garda Christy GalliganRetired Sergeant Christy Galligan is known across the north-west for his no-nonsense style of policing.Christy, known locally as Robocop, retired last year and set up Gallic Private Investigations. Interestingly Galligan is the brother of Mary Harte, wife of Labour Senator Jimmy Harte who was also linked to run in the local elections this week.Galligan, 53, confirmed to the Donegal Daily this morning that he is considering standing for the county council elections in the Letterkenny Electoral Area.“I have been thinking about this for some time having been approached and spoken to a number of people about it.“I have not completely decided but I am certainly giving it good consideration,” he said. The Carrigart native said he would certainly stand as an Independent candidate if he does go forward for election next year.“At present none of the political parties out there appeal to me so I will be standing as an Independent.“I will be standing in the area of crime, security and public order because I think it is a very serious issue.“But I also feel very strongly about job creation and I feel we must stand up for Donegal and for putting the necessary measures in place to provide jobs for Donegal and not just Dublin and its surrounding counties,” he said.He said he understood there was going to be a certain amount of claims of nepotism in relation to his sister Mary standing for election. However, he said he wished Mary good luck and that she was “very much her own woman.”‘ROBOCOP’ CONSIDERS STANDING FOR LOCAL ELECTIONS was last modified: October 4th, 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)last_img read more

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2019-12-24

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DONEGAL LEAGUE – ALL THE RESULTS, REPORTS AND FIXTURES

first_imgDONEGAL JUNIOR LEAGUEREPORTS SUNDAYUlster Junior Cup Clonmany Shamrocks 0 Gweedore Celtic 1The Donegal Junior League will, once again, be represented in the Final of the Ulster Junior Cup. Despite a disappointing League campaign, by their standards, Gweedore Celtic have proved more than capable when Cup football is the order of the day. Pitted against Clonmany Shamrocks of the Inishowen League their task on Sunday was all the more difficult as they had to travel to contest the semi-final. From the opening exchanges and what followed it soon became clear that one goal may be enough to win the tie. This is exactly how it panned out and it was the men from An Screaban who got the all important strike. Recently awarded Player of the Month for January in the Donegal Junior League, Chris Porter played his part in the build up to the deciding goal. After making a run along the wing he crossed for Brendan Mc Geady who timed his run to perfection and calmly flicked the ball past the local custodian with ten minutes remaining in the fixture. Clonmany pushed for an equaliser and Gweedore had another chance in the closing minutes but John Walsh saw his effort saved by the home net minder. Gweedore will play Glengad F.C. in the Final in three weeks time.Brian Mc Cormick Sports Premier DivisionLifford Celtic 2 St. Catherines 1Played in blustery conditions in Greenbrae Park, St Catherine’s attempted to de-rail Lifford’s title challenge. Chances during the first half were few and far between with both defences coming out on top. St Catherine’s hit the front with a freak goal on the half hour mark. A Jason Noctor shot was caught by the wind and was chested to the net from the edge of the box by Willie Hakkenun. Lifford protested for handball but to no avail, half time score 0-1.Lifford stormed out of the blocks early in the second half and grabbed their equaliser as Alan Gethins finished following a through ball from Lee White on 50minutes. Lifford should have hit the front on the hour mark but Gethins fluffed his lines from the penalty spot. The diminutive forward made amends for his miss, calmly finishing another through ball from Lee White on 75 minutes. White, Lifford’s number 1, almost got on the score sheet as he brought a fine save from his opposite number from a 60 yard free kick as full time approached. The result keeps Lifford in the hunt at least for another week. Battling performances from both teams.Kilmacrennan Celtic 0 Rathmullan Celtic 3Rathmullan Celtic cruised to a win over struggling Kilmacrennan Celtic at the Flagpole with Dara Patton and inspirational striker Eamonn Sheridan netting the goals for the Hoops as Kilmacrennan were reduced to ten men to compound their misery for the final five minutes at the Seaside.The Hoops now go into their final fixture away to Glenea United on April 27th knowing that a victory at Glasserchoo over Tom Coll’s troops will at least guarantee them a play-off with Lifford Celtic who won at home to St Catherine’s but need to win their game in hand away to Curragh Athletic in order to tie up proceedings with the Hoops at the top of the table. Paddy Burger and Paddy Sheridan’s table toppers dominated proceedings all afternoon with pass and move football orchestrated by Paddy in midfield with Eamonn Sheridan menacing up front. They only took the lead on 41 minutes when in form striker Dara Patton hit the net after a scintillating dribble past the Kilmacrennan defence, finishing off with a low strike into the bottom corner from the edge of the area. Chippy Barrett almost doubled the advantage on the stroke of half time following a goal mouth scramble but was denied by the outstanding Kilmacrennan keeper Mark Gallagher. In the second period Eamonn Sheridan was denied twice on two separate occasions by Gallagher when it seemed inevitable that goals were on the horizon. Kilmacrennan faced a daunting wind, which the Hoops took full advantage of, and struggled to make any impression on a resolute Hoops defence. The Seasiders continued to push for a second with Shea Coyle heading inches over from a corner on 62 minutes. Yet again the Kilmacrennan shot stopper Gallagher denied Eamonn Sheridan with a finger tip save on 70 minutes but the keeper could do nothing to stop Sheridan finally hitting the target on 73 minutes after super sub Ryan Connolly crossed in from the right wing on his introduction with Sheridan clinically scoring with a bullet header inside the area. The contest was over when referee Ed Moore awarded the Hoops a penalty following a push on Connolly from Gavin Gorman, who was shown red for dissent on 86 minutes. Eamonn Sheridan made no mistake from the resulting spot kick to round off a fine performance from the title chasing Hoops.Paddy and Eamonn Sheridan inspired the Hoops all afternoon with Mark Gallagher producing a master class in goal keeping for Kilmac. Referee: Ed MooreWatson Hire Division OneKeadue Rovers 1 Drumoghill F.C. 2 Keadue Rovers lost out to Drumoghill at Central Park in a crucial game on Sunday. The game was played in difficult conditions with a strong breeze throughout making play a bit broken overall. Keadue had the brighter opening against the wind with Adrian Hanlon forcing the away keeper into a good save on ten minutes. It was hard for either side to get a grip as the game went on. By the half hour mark Drumoghill were starting to take control and Richard Moore had a fine curling effort tipped on to the post by Keadue keeper Ben Boyle. Keadue went close on thirty three minutes when Corey Gallagher’s free kick almost caught the Drumoghill keeper off his line but it went just over the bar. A few minutes after this Drumoghill had a goal disallowed when their forward was caught offside having lobbed the keeper On forty minutes Keadue took the lead when good work from Adrian Hanlon led to the ball being flicked into the path of Corey Gallagher who finished well, beating the keeper to the ball. It stayed at 1-0 until half time. Into the second half and Drumoghill were quick out of the blocks with a shot over the bar on forty seven minutes. However Keadue had a great chance to finish the game on fifty two minutes when Corey Gallagher’s shot hit the post. Ben Boyle in the home goals made a couple of good saves and the home side had another good chance on sixty eight minutes when Adrian Hanlon’s shot was cleared off the line. Drumoghill were level though on seventy one minutes when following a goalmouth scramble Carlos Rodgers poked home at the near post after a couple of attempted efforts. A number of chances followed for Drumoghill and Keadue’s defence had to be on alert, doing well each time an attack came from Drumoghill. Corey Gallagher also had a half chance on eighty five minutes but just missed his touch at the far post. It looked like finishing in a draw but in the last minutes Drumoghill grabbed a winner when Richard Moore took down a ball and finished past the keeper with a left foot strike to cue great team celebrations.A good team effort from both sides. Drumoghill have one game left at home to Bonagee next Sunday while Keadue make the trip to Eany Celtic. Referee: Ronan Floyd.CT Ball Division TwoRaphoe Town 3 Deele Harps 1Raphoe Town came from behind in this local derby played at Deele College in Raphoe. Brian Breslin gave Deele Harps an early lead which they held until the interval. Raphoe Town then produced a purple patch which lasted for fifteen second half minutes and saw them score three without reply and in doing so win the match and climb into third position in the CT Ball Division Two table. Gavin Mc Brearty got the equaliser before Kieran Mc Gowan, under pressure from Jamie Gallagher, scored an own goal to put Raphoe into the lead. The busy Gallagher then secured the points when he scored from inside the box with the Deele keeper, Christopher Roulston, stranded. With only one round of matches remaining any one of three teams. Raphoe Town, Convoy Arsenal or Deele Harps could take third spot and get into the Promotion/Relegation play-off. After this match it is advantage Raphoe Town.WEDNESDAYWatson Hire Division OneCappry Rovers 5 Bonagee United 1The home team started very well and could have been one up in the first minute when Kevin Mc Glynn crossed for Alan Patton who saw his shot saved. Cappry took the lead in the 8th minute when Brian Lafferty’s corner was headed home by Stephen Mc Dermott. Bonagee came back into the game after this but the Cappry defence was well on top. In the 31st minute Stephen Mc Dermott added his and Cappry’s 2nd following a good passing move involving Brian Lafferty and Kevin Mc Glynn. Stephen Mc Dermott and Brian Lafferty were controlling the game for the home team from midfield. In the 34th minute Brian Lafferty played Alan Patton through who saw his shot saved by the keeper, Patton squared the rebound for Kevin Mc Glynn to tap home from 6 yards. Kevin Mc Glynn turned provider for Cappry’s 4th goal in the 40th minute when he split the defence for Aaron Kelly who finished well. Cappry started the second half brightly and added a fifth in the 54th minute when Stephen Mc Dermott played Alan Patton through and he made no mistake from the edge of the box. Cappry had a few more chances but failed to convert any of them with Conor Laverty going closest for the home side. Bonagee got a late consolation goal when Reece Shortt scored with a header at the near post. Best for Cappry: Stephen Mc Dermott, Brian Lafferty and Benny Kyle. Best for Bonagee: Sam Murphy. Referee: Liam Farren.SATURDAYOld Orchard Saturday Division OneFintown Harps AFC 1 Mulroy Celtic 3Mulroy broke the deadlock on the 20th minute, after great team-work Enda Coll found the net. Fintown pushed hard to get an equaliser and got their just rewards on the 31st minute when Christopher Mc Glynn found the net. The second half began with all to play for. Mulroy’s Enda Coll got on the ball from a mistake from the Fintown defence and had a pop at goal and made no mistake, putting the away side in front again. Seamus Coll then made it 3-1 shortly afterwards. Fintown continued to make scoring opportunities but all to no avail. Referee: Victor RaineyCastlefin Celtic Reserves11 Ramelton Mariners 0Right from the off Castlefin pressured the Ramelton defence with Gary McNulty hitting the post after one minute. The first of the goals came after four minutes, Paddy Dooher’s cross caused trouble and a Ramelton midfielder put the ball into the roof of his own net. Four minutes later Ronan Tourish doubled Castlefin’s lead when he had the simplest of tap-ins. Paddy Dooher then found Peter Bryson free at the back post and Bryson’s volley went straight into the bottom corner in 19th minute. A minute later James McMenamin got Castlefin’s 4th goal when he picked the ball up on the edge of the box and gave the Ramelton keeper, Kevin McCahill, no chance with his strike. Castlefin had numerous chances to make it five only for the Ramelton keeper to make a number of good saves. Ronan Tourish got Castlefin’s 5th and his second in 34th minute when he took on the Ramelton defence and slipped the ball under the keeper.The second half started much the same as the first when Castlefin began to run at Ramelton’s defence. Paddy Dooher made it six when he ran from the half way line and finished it himself into the bottom corner in the 55th minute. Ramelton continued to compete despite the score. Dooher got his second when he rounded the keeper to make it seven to Castlefin with 67 minutes gone. Minutes later Paddy Dooher’s corner found Keith Nelis in the box. Nelis was given time to take the ball down and fire home. Keith Nelis got his second when Peter Bryson sent him clear and he completed his hat-trick when Thomas Devlin crossed the ball into the box and Nelis was in the right place to tap home on 78 minutes. Peter Bryson finished the scoring and made it 11 for Castlefin when his 25 yard strike went straight into the top corner in the 90th minute. Best for Castlefin: Team Performance. Best for Ramelton: Kevin McCahill. Referee: Bran O’ KaneSt. Catherines Reserves 0 Glencar Celtic 1Glencar Celtic came to Emerald Park on Saturday looking for the point that would secure their first league title since they joined the league ten years ago. A youthful St. Catherines Reserves side didn’t crumble against their more experienced visitors and as they have done all season they represented their club with pride and direction in their play. A closely fought first half failed to produce any clear cut chances and it remained level at the break. The second half was played in similar fashion to the first with both teams committed but unable to breach each other’s defensive lines. The game’s only goal came on eighty five minutes and it is a goal that will go down in the history of Glencar Celtic football club. Christopher Malseed started the moved from the central back position. He played the ball to Paddy Collins on the left wing. Collins skipped past two St. Catherines’ players before centering to Stephen Browne who sent the ball to the St. Catherines net past a helpless Brian Smith who had done well throughout the game. The goal was enough to win the match and give the Letterkenny based club their first league title. For their part St. Catherines Reserves will look back on their first year in Saturday football with the knowledge that their conveyor belt of young players is continuing to produce talented players who will be capable of representing the club for many years to come. Referee: Martin Mc Anenny.Orchard F.C. 2 Erne Wanderers 1Erne Wanderers opened the scoring in this match played at Letterkenny Community Centre.Erne were well in control and went close again but Ward saw his shot saved. Orchard started to settle after this and Niall Bonner went close from close range. Orchard levelled the game on the half hour when Eddy Moore slotted home from inside the box after a nice lay-off from ChuckySweeney. The second half continued much the same with both teams working hard to get in front Orchard hit the Crossbar through Rory O’ Gorman and Erne also went close when Ward did the same. In the seventy fifth minute Orchard got their nose’s in front when Joe McCarron shot home from the edge of the box. Orchard withstood some intense pressure until the end to take all three points. Best for Orchard: Eddy Moore, Krissey McLaughlin and Nail Bonner. Best for Erne: Team Performance. Referee: Kevin LogueGlencar Inn Saturday Division TwoCurragh Athletic Reserves 1 Arranmore United 3Curragh started of brightly and were unlucky to see a Marty Mc Laughlin’s shot narrowly missing the target. Arranmore took the lead after 35minutes when Daniel O’ Donnell scored. Curragh should have equalised but the Arranmore keeper saved well from Gary Heaney. Arranmore doubled their lead on 40 minutes from a well worked free kick from Danny Rodgers. The second half saw Curragh score early when the Dylan Irwin found Gary Quinn who played in Gary Heaney to place the ball past the Arranmore keeper from 18 yards. Curragh should have scored again but the Arranmore cleared well. Arranmore scored their 3rd from Chamajack Porski in injury time from a corner . Best for Curragh was Dylan Irwin..Team performance from Arranmore.Tullyvinney Rovers 2 Glenree United Reserves 4It was Glenree who did most of the running in the first half and should have been two or three up at half-time, only for some woeful finishing this game would have been over as a contest. Out of the blue however Tullyvinney scored from a corner through Renato. The second half was only a minute old when Glenree scored from a free kick after poor defending. Karol Mc Elhinney then put Glenree ahead when he beat the offside trap to drive home. Tullyvinney then made it all square when Mervyn White blasted home from twenty yards. Tullyvinney then pressed the self destruct button again to let Glenree in for two late goals, firstly Damien Neilis beat the offside trap again and chipped the Tullyvinney keeper. In the last minute a poor back pass gifted Karol Mc Elhinney his second goal to wrap up the points. Best for Glenree: Damien Neilis and Nicolas Neilis .Best for Tullyvinney: Meryvn White and Mc Kinney .Referee: Marty Mc GarrigleCranford United Reserves 7 Gweedore United Reserves 2Gweedore got off to a great start when John Paul McFadden broke free and finished well into the corner to put Gweedore one up after 10 minutes. Cranford responded well and in the 15th minute they were rewarded for their pressure when a Gweedore player put the ball in his own net. Cranford then went 2 – 1 up when Brendan Giles reacted quickest to score from inside the box. Gweedore made it 2-2 when a quick break saw Stephen O’Donnell scored at back post. With chances falling to both teams, Cranford took the lead when Philip Hegarty scored from a tight angle. After half-time Cranford started the game on top and got their 4th when Kyle Black turned his marker and ran from halfway line and then finishing past the Gweedore keeper. With Gweedore needing to take chances they were caught with Kyle Black getting another three goals with some fine finishing to make it 7 – 2. Martin Mc Bride, Darren Lynch and Philip Hegarty were best for Cranford. Team effort from Gweedore.DONEGAL JUNIOR LEAGUERESULTSWEDNESDAY 02-04-2014Watson Hire Division OneCappry Rovers 5 v 1 Bonagee UnitedSATURDAY 05-04-2014Old Orchard Saturday Division OneFintown Harps AFC 1 v 3 Mulroy CelticCastlefin Celtic Reserves 11 v 0 Ramelton MarinersSt. Catherines Reserves 0 v 1 Glencar CelticOrchard F.C. 2 v 1 Erne WanderersGlencar Inn Saturday Division TwoCurragh Athletic Reserves 1 v 3 Arranmore UnitedTullyvinney Rovers 2 v 4 Glenree United ReservesCranford United Reserves 7 v 2 Gweedore United ReservesSUNDAY 06-04-2014Ulster Junior CupClonmany Shamrocks 0 v 1 Gweedore CelticBrian Mc Cormick Sports Premier DivisionLifford Celtic 2 v 1 St. CatherinesKilmacrennan Celtic 0 v 3 Rathmullan CelticWatson Hire Division OneKeadue Rovers 1 v 2 Drumoghill F.C.Cappry Rovers P v P Dunkineely CelticCT Ball Division TwoRaphoe Town 3 v 1 Deele HarpsDONEGAL JUNIOR LEAGUEFIXTURESWEDNESDAY 09-04-2014 K.O. 6.45 p.m.Watson Hire Division OneCappry Rovers v Castlefin CelticGlencar Inn Saturday Division TwoMilford United Reserves v Glenree United ReservesSATURDAY 12-04-2014 K.O. 2p.m. (Unless Stated)Downtown Cup Semi FinalsOrchard F.C. v Glenea United Reserves( Flagpole Field, Rathmullan K.O. 1p.m. )Glencar Celtic v Castlefin Celtic Reserves( Diamond Park, Ballyare K.O. 4.30 p.m. )Old Orchard Saturday Division OneErne Wanderers v St. Catherines ReservesGlencar Inn Saturday Division TwoArranmore United v Tullyvinney Rovers ( K.O. 1p.m. )Gweedore United Reserves v Strand RoversGlenree United Reserves v Donegal Town ReservesKeadue Rovers Reserves v Curragh Athletic ReservesSUNDAY 13-04-2014Brian Mc Cormick Cup Semi FinalsCastlefin Celtic v Dunkineely Celtic( Moyle View Park, Milford K.O. 1p.m. )Glenea United v Milford United( Diamond Park, Ballyare K.O. 4.30 p.m. )Brian Mc Cormick Sports Premier DivisionCurragh Athletic v Lifford CelticWatson Hire Division OneEany Celtic v Keadue RoversDrumoghill F.C. v Bonagee UnitedCappry Rovers v Kerrykeel ’71 F.C.CT Ball Division TwoGlenree United v Whitestrand UnitedCopany Rovers v Raphoe TownBallybofey United v Dunlewy CelticDeele Harps v Convoy ArsenalDrumbar F.C. v Letterbarrow CelticLeague table for Brian McCormick Sports Premier LeagueTeam Played Won Lost Drawn Goals For Goals Against Goal Diff PointsRathmullan Celtic 17 11 3 3 42 22 20 36Lifford Celtic FC 16 10 3 3 28 18 10 33Glenea United 16 8 4 4 27 14 13 28St Catherines FC 17 7 4 6 39 32 7 27Milford United FC 16 7 5 4 33 24 9 25Gweedore Celtic 17 4 5 8 22 25 -3 20Donegal Town FC 17 4 7 6 29 35 -6 18Cranford FC 17 4 8 5 26 29 -3 17Kilmacrennan Celtic FC 17 4 10 3 19 40 -21 15Curragh Athletic FC 16 3 13 0 16 42 -26 9League table for Watson Hire Sunday Division OneTeam Played Won Lost Drawn Goals For Goals Against Goal Diff PointsDrumoghill FC 17 12 3 2 43 19 24 38Cappry Rovers 15 9 2 4 45 19 26 31Castlefin Celtic 16 9 4 3 45 30 15 30Gweedore United FC 17 9 6 2 41 21 20 29Kerrykeel 71 FC 17 8 5 4 51 34 17 28Dunkineely Celtic FC 16 9 7 0 41 40 1 27Lagan Harps FC 17 6 8 3 31 42 -11 21Keadue Rovers FC 17 5 10 2 35 43 -8 17Bonagee United FC 17 4 10 3 32 44 -12 15Eany Celtic FC 17 0 16 1 13 85 -72 1League table for CT Ball Sunday Division TwoTeam Played Won Lost Drawn Goals For Goals Against Goal Diff PointsCopany Rovers FC 17 11 3 3 43 24 19 36Whitestrand United FC 17 10 4 3 39 21 18 33Raphoe Town 17 10 5 2 39 22 17 32Convoy Arsenal FC 17 9 4 4 33 23 10 31Deele Harps FC 17 9 5 3 33 19 14 30Glenree United FC 17 6 8 3 29 38 -9 21Letterbarrow Celtic FC 17 6 8 3 27 38 -11 21Dunlewey Celtic 17 4 10 3 27 38 -11 15Ballybofey United FC 17 4 10 3 20 37 -17 15Drumbar FC 17 1 13 3 15 45 -30 6League table for Old Orchard Saturday Division OneTeam Played Won Lost Drawn Goals For Goals Against Goal Diff PointsGlencar Celtic 14 13 1 0 44 11 33 39Glenea United 15 9 5 1 38 25 13 28Erne Wanderers FC 14 9 5 0 40 19 21 27St Catherines FC 14 8 5 1 25 24 1 25Fintown Harps AFC 15 6 7 2 26 39 -13 20Orchard FC 14 6 7 1 32 30 2 19Castlefin Celtic Res 15 5 8 2 38 37 1 17Mulroy Celtic 15 3 10 2 16 32 -16 11Ramelton Mariners FC 14 1 12 1 15 57 -42 4League table for Glencar Inn Saturday Division TwoTeam Played Won Lost Drawn Goals For Goals Against Goal Diff PointsArranmore United 14 12 1 1 33 9 24 37Donegal Town FC Res 16 9 2 5 38 27 11 32Gweedore United FC Res 14 8 4 2 38 31 7 26Glenree United FC Res 13 6 4 3 38 33 5 21Cranford FC 17 5 8 4 39 44 -5 19Keadue Rovers FC 14 5 6 3 33 30 3 18Milford United FC Res 15 5 7 3 32 41 -9 18Curragh Athletic FC 16 4 8 4 30 44 -14 16Tullyvinney Rovers 15 4 8 3 24 31 -7 15Strand Rovers FC 16 2 12 2 19 34 -15 8DONEGAL LEAGUE – ALL THE RESULTS, REPORTS AND FIXTURES was last modified: April 6th, 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 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2019-12-24

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Swansea v Chelsea player ratings

first_imgSee also:Ba nets winner for Chelsea at SwanseaChelsea hopeful over Hazard injuryChelsea’s Van Ginkel steps up comebackFollow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img

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2019-12-21

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Are modern genetics worth the money?

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest At summer field days and then at Farm Science Review, I had the opportunity to talk with growers about crop prices and how they plan to cut back on costs for 2017. One topic that came up several times was to change their genetics to cheaper hybrids or companies. This thought somewhat concerns me.I have conducted a number of trials and comparisons over the years and generally have learned that new is better when it comes to choosing a hybrid or variety for yield. One such comparison I have been making over recent years is of a modern hybrid to open pollinated corn varieties. I know this is an extreme comparison but I do actually have some folks tell me they are looking for a modern open pollinated variety so they can produce their own seed. For 2016, I compared a modern hybrid, a modern open pollinated variety and an older open pollinated variety. Reid’s yellow dent is quite old, has a history in Ohio and has played a significant part in modern corn breeding. Table 1. Yield and lodging results for 2016 corn comparisons near South Charleston, Ohio. ——— Yield in Bu/A ——— Modern hybridModern OPOld OPTreatmentSC11AQ15Trucker’s favorite yellowReid’s yellow dent18,000 seed/A100N151.148.767.218,000 seed/A200N160.941.756.036,000 seed/A100N196.033.557.736,000 seed/A200N227.132.453.5 Lsd 0.1027.6  — Lodging 1-10 scale (1 standing, 10 flat) —18,000 seed/A100N1.77.36.018,000 seed/A200N1.77.77.336,000 seed/A100N1.06.37.736,000 seed/A200N1.06.77.3 Lsd 0.101.3Typically when I make this comparison between my modern hybrid and Reid’s yellow dent, I have about 100 bushel per acre advantage for the modern hybrid. This year, however, with lodging, insect feeding, disease, and a good growing season for this modern hybrid, the differences were a bit more. I use this information when talking with consumers about the value of modern technology in plant breeding. We can also see the benefit to increasing seeding rates for the modern hybrid. And while something between 100 and 160 N usually tops out for my economic yield, I used 100 N and 200N applications to show potential yield loss from a low versus an adequate to excessive rate.Lodging had likely the biggest influence on yield, with the open pollinated varieties not standing well compared to the modern hybrid standing quite well. This photo (Figure 1) shows how bad the lodging was. My guess is that plant height led to the lodging — with the modern OP at 12 to 14 feet tall, the older OP maybe 10 to 12 feet tall and the modern hybrid at seven feet.last_img read more

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2019-12-17

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IBM Launches iNotes, a Gmail Competitor for Business

first_imgRelated Posts Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… sarah perez Tags:#cloud computing#enterprise#Google#news#NYT#web A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai…center_img Looking for a more affordable and more stable hosted email service than Gmail? According to Lotus, that’s exactly what their new hosted email system called iNotes can provide. The company isn’t being subtle about their desire to compete head-on with the Internet giant, either. Says Sean Poulley, an IBM executive overseeing the new service, “Google has shown itself to be weak. There is a world of difference between supporting a consumer-grade service and a business-grade service.” Should Google be worried? Some analysts think so. “This is trouble for Google,” said Matthew Cain of Gartner. Google of course, disagrees. iNotes vs. Google AppsGoogle, whose online suite of applications is collectively known as Google Apps, has been making steady inroads in the business world with offerings tailored to schools, nonprofits, SMBs, and the enterprise. The company currently touts 15 million Apps users in nearly 2 million companies worldwide. Marketed as a less expensive and easier-to-manage alternative to on-site systems like Microsoft Exchange, the suite has encouraged many companies to switch to their hosted solution, mainly due to ever-decreasing IT budgets which have left penny-pinching companies scrambling to find ways to cut costs. However, pitting iNotes against Google Apps isn’t exactly a fair “apples to apples” comparison. That’s because iNotes’ focus is just email, calendaring, and contact management. Google Apps, on the other hand, is a more comprehensive suite that includes Google Docs, an online office suite, an intranet-building tool called Google Sites, and much more. Also, iNotes only provides 1 GB of storage for their product – if you want extra, you’ll have to pay. Google, however, starts you off with a 25 GB inbox.Still, since Lotus is the lower-priced solution, that alone may be enough for them to compete. Google Apps currently charges $50 per user per year but iNotes will be only $36. Those cost savings combined with the brand recognition of the IBM name will help iNotes quickly get in the game. IBM: iNotes Delivers More Than Cost Savings, it Offers StabilityIn addition to IBM’s primary focus on price, the company is also taking advantage of some very public recent Gmail outages, including one which locked out corporate customers from their email for 2 hours last month, to prop up their solution as the more stable alternative. According to Poulley, IBM has a long-standing record of running “the world’s mission-critical systems for banks, telcos, and utilities…We’re bringing business class services and support with mission critical reliability at a price lower than the competition.” Google Responds: iNotes is No Google AppsGoogle isn’t taking all this lying down, though. Dave Girouard, President of Google’s Enterprise division, said that Google will learn the business of selling software more quickly than IBM will adapt to cloud computing.Andrew Kovacs, a Google spokesperson, also noted that IBM’s positioning of their iNotes product seemed to be more of a complement to their on-site solutions than it was a replacement for them. With iNotes, it appears that IBM wants to supplement their current install base of Lotus Notes servers to deliver email to both deskless workers and those who didn’t have email accounts already. Google Apps, on the other hand, is designed to be a complete “rip and replace” solution allowing businesses to do away with their on-site systems entirely in favor of a fully hosted cloud product. He also pointed out that IBM’s claims of reliability when it came to their iNotes product were unproven at this point. iNotes, which is based on IBM’s acquisition of a Hong Kong company called Outblaze, does not appear to offer any service level agreements (SLAs)… at least it doesn’t mention any on its website. IBM confirms that’s the case, saying the company “has not made any specific promises regarding uptime” but that the company has a solid history of reliability. Still, without an SLA documented in black-and-white, companies, especially those in the enterprise space, are bound to be wary. Finally, Kovacs spoke of the various ways in which Google products interoperate with other technologies used by large companies. The Google Apps system works with Microsoft Outlook, mobile phones including iPhone, Android, Windows Mobile, and Blackberry. It even integrates with Blackberry Enterprise Server and directory systems like Microsoft’s Active Directory. In the end, though, Google says they’re excited about the iNotes launch as it serves as “further validation that the future of computing is in the cloud.” Having a well-respected and trusted organization like IBM offer something like this will bring more visibility to cloud computing and that is something that will be good for everyone. Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more

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2019-12-17

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Social Media: Kicking It Old School [Cartoon]

first_imgRelated Posts (Click the image for a larger version.)Cartoon produced by John Atkinson / Wrong HandsLede image via Shutterstock Guide to Performing Bulk Email Verification Step into the Wayback Machine for a moment. How did we ever catch up with old friends, check our location, track professional contacts, publish our thoughts for others to read, and look at cat pictures before the Internet?Oh, right. A Comprehensive Guide to a Content Audit The Dos and Don’ts of Brand Awareness Videos Tags:#social media Facebook is Becoming Less Personal and More Pro… david hamiltonlast_img read more

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2019-12-15

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ScienceShot: The Yellowstone of Mars

first_imgOne of Mars’s most prominent features is a volcanic province known as the Tharsis bulge, a near-circular, 2000-kilometer-wide hump (center, depicted in shades of red and brown) near the planet’s equator that is 10 km high in places. Volcanism there is likely fueled by a plume of hot material welling up from deep within the planet. Problem is, computer simulations and lab studies suggest that such a plume wouldn’t develop where the bulge is now—that is, along the relatively sharp boundary between Mars’s thinner crust of the northern hemisphere and the much thicker crust beneath the southern highlands. Using measurements of the planet’s gravitational field and elevations (ranging from low [blue] to high [white]) taken from orbit, researchers have identified a swath of thicker-than-normal crust that may mark the slow but steady migration of the volcano-fueling hot spot from the planet’s south pole (bottom), they will report in a forthcoming Journal of Geophysical Research: Planets. Previous studies have noted a lower-than-normal number of craters along that swath—a hint that volcanism may have smothered ancient pockmarks in that region—but the new findings bolster the notion that the hot spot migrated from where studies suggest it should have formed in the first place. Interestingly, the team notes, the overall pattern of terrain in that region of Mars is similar to that in the western United States, where the higher-than-normal topography of Idaho’s Snake River betrays the presumed path of the hot spot that drove past volcanism, as well as current geothermal activity, in and around Yellowstone National Park.See more ScienceShots.Sign up for our daily newsletterGet more great content like this delivered right to you!Country *AfghanistanAland IslandsAlbaniaAlgeriaAndorraAngolaAnguillaAntarcticaAntigua and BarbudaArgentinaArmeniaArubaAustraliaAustriaAzerbaijanBahamasBahrainBangladeshBarbadosBelarusBelgiumBelizeBeninBermudaBhutanBolivia, Plurinational State ofBonaire, Sint Eustatius and SabaBosnia and HerzegovinaBotswanaBouvet IslandBrazilBritish Indian Ocean TerritoryBrunei DarussalamBulgariaBurkina FasoBurundiCambodiaCameroonCanadaCape VerdeCayman IslandsCentral African RepublicChadChileChinaChristmas IslandCocos (Keeling) IslandsColombiaComorosCongoCongo, The Democratic Republic of theCook IslandsCosta RicaCote D’IvoireCroatiaCubaCuraçaoCyprusCzech RepublicDenmarkDjiboutiDominicaDominican RepublicEcuadorEgyptEl SalvadorEquatorial GuineaEritreaEstoniaEthiopiaFalkland Islands (Malvinas)Faroe IslandsFijiFinlandFranceFrench GuianaFrench PolynesiaFrench Southern TerritoriesGabonGambiaGeorgiaGermanyGhanaGibraltarGreeceGreenlandGrenadaGuadeloupeGuatemalaGuernseyGuineaGuinea-BissauGuyanaHaitiHeard Island and Mcdonald IslandsHoly See (Vatican City State)HondurasHong KongHungaryIcelandIndiaIndonesiaIran, Islamic Republic ofIraqIrelandIsle of ManIsraelItalyJamaicaJapanJerseyJordanKazakhstanKenyaKiribatiKorea, Democratic People’s Republic ofKorea, Republic ofKuwaitKyrgyzstanLao People’s Democratic RepublicLatviaLebanonLesothoLiberiaLibyan Arab JamahiriyaLiechtensteinLithuaniaLuxembourgMacaoMacedonia, The Former Yugoslav Republic ofMadagascarMalawiMalaysiaMaldivesMaliMaltaMartiniqueMauritaniaMauritiusMayotteMexicoMoldova, Republic ofMonacoMongoliaMontenegroMontserratMoroccoMozambiqueMyanmarNamibiaNauruNepalNetherlandsNew CaledoniaNew ZealandNicaraguaNigerNigeriaNiueNorfolk IslandNorwayOmanPakistanPalestinianPanamaPapua New GuineaParaguayPeruPhilippinesPitcairnPolandPortugalQatarReunionRomaniaRussian FederationRWANDASaint Barthélemy Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da CunhaSaint Kitts and NevisSaint LuciaSaint Martin (French part)Saint Pierre and MiquelonSaint Vincent and the GrenadinesSamoaSan MarinoSao Tome and PrincipeSaudi ArabiaSenegalSerbiaSeychellesSierra LeoneSingaporeSint Maarten (Dutch part)SlovakiaSloveniaSolomon IslandsSomaliaSouth AfricaSouth Georgia and the South Sandwich IslandsSouth SudanSpainSri LankaSudanSurinameSvalbard and Jan MayenSwazilandSwedenSwitzerlandSyrian Arab RepublicTaiwanTajikistanTanzania, United Republic ofThailandTimor-LesteTogoTokelauTongaTrinidad and TobagoTunisiaTurkeyTurkmenistanTurks and Caicos IslandsTuvaluUgandaUkraineUnited Arab EmiratesUnited KingdomUnited StatesUruguayUzbekistanVanuatuVenezuela, Bolivarian Republic ofVietnamVirgin Islands, BritishWallis and FutunaWestern SaharaYemenZambiaZimbabweI also wish to receive emails from AAAS/Science and Science advertisers, including information on products, services and special offers which may include but are not limited to news, careers information & upcoming events.Required fields are included by an asterisk(*)last_img read more

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2019-12-03

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