first_imgLEICESTER (4-4-1-1)SCHMEICHEL,SIMPSON, HUTH,MORGAN, FUCHS,MAHREZ, DRINKWATER, KANTE, ALBRIGHTON,OKAZAKI,VARDYPELLE, LONG,TADIC, ROMEU, CLASIE, S. DAVIS,BERTRAND, VAN DIJK, FONTE, MARTINA,FORSTERSOUTHAMPTON (4-2-3-1)Leicester City are five points clear at the top of the Barclays Premier League though second-placed Tottenham Hotspur play a day earlier and could reduce that deficit to two points.Riyad Mahrez has become Leicester’s danger man; he has been involved in more Premier League goals this season than anyone else (16 goals, 11 assists), two more than teammate Jamie Vardy (25).Mahrez has scored more winning goals in the Premier League than any other player this season. Mahrez has also netted more away league goals this season than any other player (12).Mahrez and Vardy have set each other up for eight Premier League goals this season (five Mahrez assists, three Vardy assists), a joint-high along with Arsenal’s Mesut Ozil and Olivier Giroud.Interestingly, Leicester have won 13 games by a one goal margin this season, more than any other.Southampton, meanwhile, are unbeaten in their last three league games, winning the last two. Last time out, at home to Liverpool, they came back from a two-goal deficit to win 3-2, with Sadio Mane scoring a late winner.At St Mary’s Stadium in October, Saints led 2-0 but Vardy scored two late goals to earn the Foxes a point. Vardy has 19 goals for Leicester though he has gone five without a club goal.However, Vardy scored in successive England games last week, in Germany and at home to the Netherlands.Leicester test goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel, Matthew James and Andy King. Southampton, meanwhile, test Ryan Bertrand and are without Jay Rodriguez, Charlie Austin and Florin Gardos.last_img read more

Man who couldn’t remember how accident happened is banned

first_imgCOURTS: A man who can’t recall how he was involved in an accident, and who admitted to have been drink driving has been disqualified from driving.Micheal Daly, 22, with an address at Main Street, Lifford appeared at Letterkenny District Court yesterday morning in relation to a drink driving offence he was charged with. Gardaí observed a car that appeared to have extensive damage done to it, on closer inspection they realised it’s front bumper was hanging off, and had extensive damage to its wheels.The suspicions of drink-driving, and the defendant was breath-tested at the scene, and recorded a reading of 75.He had been involved in an accident, but had no idea how it happened, and in fact admitted that he couldn’t remember how the accident occurred.The court heard that Mr Daly was employed in the family business, and was a father to a 16-month old child.He accepts full responsible for his actions as one would hope, he had went out for the evening with friends, it was late and he couldn’t get a taxi, and decided to drive.He realises it was dangerous and irresponsible and accepts his actions were totally unacceptable and is very sorry for what he had done.Judge Paul Kelly fined the defendant €300 with three months to pay, and disqualified him for a period of three years.Man who couldn’t remember how accident happened is banned was last modified: July 22nd, 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:bancourtsDrinkindrivingLiffordMicheal Dalynewslast_img read more


first_imgConor O’Donnell in action for Letterkenny Rovers U16 team.Letterkenny Rovers took on Illistrin United last Sunday in the SFAI National Cup but came unstuck against their local rivals at Leckview. Letterkenny Rovers headed into the game having drew the previous week against Kilmacrennan in the league.Illistrin had taken all three points off Gweedore Celtic and sat top of the table. Illistrin went into the game as favourites and they started very strong.Letterkenny sat back from the start inviting pressure from the visitors and it only took them twenty minutes to find the net.Shane Blaneys lobbed pass to Jordan Ryan from outside the box was on target and Jordan Ryan headed home from two yards to take the lead for the visitors.Letterkenny pushed on after conceding and went at the visitors. A few Letterkenny heads got extremely close to a couple of Conor O’Donnell crosses but that’s as close as Letterkenny came in the first half.Chances were limited in the first half and the teams went in at half-time with Illistrin leading 1-0.The second half started the same with most the game being played in the middle of the pitch.Midway through the second half Jeaic McKelvey had a goal disallowed as Illistrin goalkeeper was fouled going for the ball.Shortly after Illistrin centre-half Patrick McColgan got sent off for a second yellow card offence. As the game neared the final whistle Letterkenny pushed forward and were hit on the break by Illistrin substitute who forced Letterkennys goalkeeper Eoin O’Boyle to pull off a brilliant save.Letterkenny were unable to create any more chances and the game finished 1-0.Illistrin now advance to the next round.SOCCER: LETTERKENNY U16’S BOW OUT OF SFAI CUP AFTER DEFEAT TO ILLISTRIN was last modified: November 19th, 2014 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:letterkennyNoticesSFAIsoccerSportlast_img read more

Draymond Green video prompts ethics complaint; BART to pay $7,500 fine for Measure RR campaign violations

first_imgSACRAMENTO — BART will have to pay a $7,500 fine for illegally using taxpayers’ money on YouTube videos and social media posts to promote its $3.5 billion bond, Measure RR, state regulators said Monday in a preliminary ruling.State law prohibits public agencies from using public funds to campaign for any candidate or ballot measure, though they can provide factual information. Using public resources to express advocacy or opposition, however, qualifies as “an independent expenditure,” which …last_img read more

Elton John opens kids’ centre

first_img18 January 2005British singer/songwriter Elton John has opened a care centre in Eldorado Park, Johannesburg that runs life skills projects for orphaned, abused and neglected children.The Elton John Masibambisane Centre provides aftercare facilities as well as running various programmes during school holidays and on weekends.The UK superstar got involved after the centre and Johannesburg Child Welfare approached the Elton John Aids Foundation for help. They received funding in December 2003 and work began on developing a new venue in 2004.Elton John formally opened the centre on Wednesday, 12 January.In a press release, Elton John said: “The success of the Elton John Masibambisane Centre is an incredible template for what can be done to assist children to get into the mainstream of life.”During his low-key visit to the country, the flamboyant musician hosted a private charity dinner in Cape Town to raise money for the fight against HIV/Aids.The event, during which he performed some of his hits before an audience of local celebrities, business figures, sports stars and politicians, reportedly raised around R7-million.The singer also visited an Aids clinic in KwaZulu-Natal and toured several projects supported by the Elton John Aids FoundationThe Elton John Masibambisane CentreSince opening its doors in September 2003, the Elton John Masibambisane Centre, run by Johannesburg Child Welfare, has had to move from one venue to another as the numbers of children attending courses or using the aftercare facilities burgeoned. Initially some 70 children made use of the centre. It now caters for 165 children.Since its establishment, the centre has worked closely with the community, schools and clinics. Community groups liaise with the centre when a child is in need and the social workers then follow up the request, talking to the family and the child.Part of the work of the Elton John Masibambisane Centre is to visit families in the neighbourhood, particularly where parents are critically ill. “We counsel ill parents and make an agreement with them to keep and take good care of the children when they die”, says project coordinator Eunice Mahlanga.The children do not live at the centre. They come to the centre after school, where, with the help of community caregivers and extended family members, they are given a meal and helped with homework and preparation for the following day’s school.The children are also able to take a bath or shower at the centre, and can also use the facilities to wash their uniforms.“We don’t want to take the children away from the people they are used to, especially their siblings”, says fundraising manager Jill Edgar.By running the centre in this way, “we want the children grow up knowing that there is someone out there who loves and cares for them”, Edgar adds.The centre also offers counselling to the children. “Our plan is for the children to start making memory boxes to remember their deceased parents”, says Mahlanga.Source: City of Johannesburg Want to use this article in your publication or on your website?See: Using SAinfo materiallast_img read more

Ohio Crop Progress — July 23, 2018

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Most areas of the State are still very dry despite spotty rain events, according to Cheryl Turner, State Statistician, USDA, NASS, Ohio Field Office. There were 5.6 days suitable for fieldwork in Ohio during the week ending July 22. There were reports of spotty rain events last week but most areas are still dry. The dry weather did provide ample opportunity to harvest hay, wheat, and oats and make herbicide and fungicide applications. Range and pasture conditions were showing early signs of stress from lack of needed rains. Lower temperatures helped to decrease crop stress from scarce rains.Click here to see the full reportlast_img read more

Bombay High Court to hear PIL plea for judge Loya death probe

first_imgThe Bombay High Court will hear on January 23 a plea filed by lawyers seeking a probe by a retired Supreme Court judge into the death of judge B.H. Loya.A Division Bench of Justices S.C. Dharmadhikari and B.H. Dangre was hearing a public interest litigation (PIL) petition filed by the Bombay Lawyers Association seeking an enquiry into the events and circumstances surrounding the death of Loya in the light of a news report.The PIL mentions the chronology of the events: death of Sohrabuddin, his wife Kausar Bi, his aide Tulsiram Prajapati, the transfer of judge J.T. Utpat and coming in of judge Loya. The PIL then quotes the article in The Caravan magazine on November 21, 2017, about Loya’s sister Anuradha Biyani questioning her brother’s death.The plea also points out how judge Loya confided to his sister that the then Chief Justice of the High Court, Mohit Shah, had offered him a bribe of ₹ 100 crore in return for a favourable judgment, as per the news article. The petition quotes the article in which Anuradha says that she recounts the day when BJP Minister Amit Shah was discharged in the case and it was soon after the new judge came on board.Counsel for the association told the court that the matter must be heard urgently as there are many rumours and versions behind the death of Loya. The Bench will now hear the matter on January 23.last_img read more