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first_img Weakened Denmark beaten 3-0 by Slovakia INDIANAPOLIS (AP): The Indiana Pacers have signed coach Nate McMillan to a multiyear contract extension. McMillan will enter his third season as Indiana’s head coach after serving as the associate head coach for three seasons under Frank Vogel. Terms of his deal were not announced on Tuesday. The 54-year-old McMillan has a 90-74 record and helped lead the team to the playoffs the past two seasons. He finished sixth in Coach of the Year balloting after the Pacers surprised nearly everyone earning the No. 5 seed in the Eastern Conference with a 48-34 record and then taking LeBron James and the Cavaliers to seven games in the first round of the playoffs.. “I’m really proud of what Nate and our coaching staff have done,” President of Basketball Operations Kevin Pritchard said. “Nate is very deserving of this extension. We have a wonderful culture, and he has been a big part of implementing that culture. He’s a dedicated leader, a very good coach, and we’re lucky to have him here with the Pacers.” SAN ANTONIO (AP) : The San Antonio Spurs have signed forward Chimezie Metu, the team’s second-round draft pick out of Southern California. The 6-foot-11 Metu, the 49th overall pick, averaged a team-high 15.9 points for the Trojans along with 7.4 rebounds and 1.74 blocks in 31 minutes per game. He recently played with San Antonio in the 2018 NBA Summer League, averaging 11.4 points, 7.6 rebounds and 1.4 assists in 21.4 minutes in five appearances. Over his three-year career at USC, he averaged 12.3 points and 6.3 rebounds in 27.0 minutes while shooting 53 per cent. Terms of his deal were not disclosed on Tuesday by the Spurs. TRNAVA, Slovakia (AP): Denmark, fielding a severely weakened team containing footballers from the third tier of the national league and futsal players because of a pay dispute involving its top performers, were beaten 3-0 by Slovakia in a friendly yesterday. Slovakia strolled to victory against a Danish side lacking star names like Christian Eriksen and Kasper Schmeichel. Organisers dropped ticket prices to one euro because of the depleted visiting team. Slovakia, which included leading players like Napoli midfielder Marek Hamsik and former Liverpool defender Martin Skrtel, said before the game that its squad had been harmed by the Danish dispute and asked European football’s governing body UEFA to deal with the case and confer ‘adequate consequences’.center_img San Antonio Spurs sign 2nd-round pick Metu Indiana Pacer sign coach McMillan to multiyear deallast_img read more

Ramjattan throws his officers under the bus

first_imgJust two weeks after the Camp Street inferno, the destruction of the Camp Street Prison and the escape of some of Guyana’s most notorious prisoners, Guyanese citizens now live in greater fear because there was yet another escape this past Monday. In fact, the escape only became known at about 07:00h Monday morning, but the escape happened during Sunday night.No one knows when on Sunday night the 13 dangerous prisoners waltzed out of the prison. At least 11 of the 13 were in jail for murder. This is after Minister Ramjattan dismissed concerns and informed people that APNU/AFC has everything under control.More than 24 hours after the jail break at Lusignan, the President was still silent. He did convene a meeting of the National Security Commission on Monday morning, hours after the prison authority discovered the 13 prisoners missing. At such times of crisis, the people need their President and senior Government leadership to be visible and to assure them that the President and his Cabinet are standing with them. Instead, the President and other senior Cabinet members are aloof, hiding from the people.While Guyanese were in shock Monday morning with the revelation that 13 prisoners brazenly escaped, Mr Ramjattan himself was missing and only after several hours issued a taped two-minute video statement through NCN TV. The statement came after 10:00h in the morning, several hours after the Guyanese people heard the frightening news of another prison escape. He was hiding from the media and from the Guyanese people at a time when he should have been very visible. Later in the afternoon on Monday, the Minister finally gathered the nerve to face the media.Thank God, in that media encounter, he did not hold sugar workers responsible for this prison outbreak and he did not hold Jagdeo, Rohee, and the PPP responsible. At least I have not heard him doing so in public yet.While admitting the buck stops with him, Ramjattan grudgingly pointed out that the security personnel were directly responsible, throwing his staff under the bus. The Minister admitted he was embarrassed, but believes he is not to be held directly responsible for yet another security fiasco.Two infernos that completely destroyed Camp Street Prison, at least three high-profile prison breakouts and at least 18 deaths in just about 16 months and he is still clueless. This is the same man that demanded the resignation of Rohee as Minister of Home Affairs for the Linden and Agricola protests which he and his colleagues in APNU/AFC instigated. The CoI which APNU/AFC demanded following the deadly Linden protests concluded that leaders of APNU and the AFC played significant roles as instigators.Ramjattan’s 2am curfew on restaurants and bars and the gun amnesty programme have not led to a reduction in traffic accidents and in crime in general. In fact, crime has spiralled under his leadership. The prison system has become more vulnerable under Ramjattan and APNU/AFC. His argument that he was strait-jacketed because he did not have resources is absurd.Last week, APNU/AFC approved 0 million for construction of a new prison at Camp Street. Together with work at Mazaruni and Lusignan, APNU/AFC would have suddenly found billion for improvement of the prison system.The truth is it was never a lack of resources. It was clearly an absence of any strategy and a lack of will. For that we cannot blame the security forces. The Camp Street inferno, the previous jail breaks and now the Lusignan prisoners’ escape are direct consequences of political neglect and cluelessness. When the Minister holds the security forces directly responsible, he is unfairly throwing them under the bus. The fact is, he (Ramjattan) is directly responsible. The President himself is abrogating his responsibility. Shifting responsibility worsens the already grave situation. Another CoI is pointless. It is time that those responsible stand up and be accountable.last_img read more

Al-Attiyah, Coma celebrate fresh Dakar glory

first_img0Shares0000BARDAERO, Argentina, January 17 –  Nasser Al-Attiyah and Marc Coma avoided any last minute drama to claim the car and bike titles in the 2015 Dakar Rally which after 9,000 gruelling kilometres concluded in Baradero on Saturday. For both it was a case of renewed glory in the notoriously tough event described as rallying’s Everest, with Qatari Al-Attiyah having won the 2011 title and defending champion Coma claiming his fifth victory in the two-wheel category.And for Al-Attiyah’s Mini team it was a fourth successive Dakar title and for Coma’s KTM outfit a 14th victory overall.“The key was to remain in front each day, and that wasn’t easy,” said the 44-year-old Al-Attiyah who became only the seventh multiple car winner with sixth in the 13th stage from Rosario to Bardero north of Buenos Aires which was shortened to only 34 kilometres due to heavy rain.He added: “We had to work day after day, but we did a great job with Mathieu (Baumel, his co-driver). I reckon experience helped in this second title, and training.”Coma for his part said he was “proud and happy” of his fifth Dakar victory.“To talk about a sixth title next year is still too early, I want to first of all enjoy this fifth win.”Al-Attiyah, who has also enjoyed success in the Olympic Games, winning bronze in skeet shooting at the 2012 Games in London, dominated from start to finish.He set down his marker for the title when posting the quickest time in the opening stage leaving Buenos Aires a fortnight ago.He was subsequently stripped of the first stage for speeding, but did not let that hiccup distract him as he bounced back to take the second stage, and ended with five stage wins in all.– Masterful Al-Attiyah-Assisted by Baumel of France he dealt masterfully with all the Dakar could throw at him, from crossing the Andes to coping with Chile’s Atacama desert to Bolivia’s salt flats.In the curtailed closing stage, Robby Gordon came out on top, the American crossing the line over half a minute clear of Leeroy Poulter. Argentina’s Emiliano Spataro crossed in third.In the bikes race, Coma, the 38-year-old from Catalonia, equalled the number of titles held by French duo Cyril Neveu and Cyril Despres, who now competes in the car category for Peugeot, and one behind another Frenchman, Stephane Peterhansel.Coma added: “Everyone was saying that the absence of Despres would make it easy for me, but that was absolutely not the case.”Coma was joined on the final podium by Paulo Goncalves, riding a Honda and almost 17 minutes adrift with Australia’s Toby Price, on another KTM, finishing third in the overall standings.Saturday’s closing 393 kilometre (101km timed) stage between Rosario and Baradero was won by Ivan Jakes of Slovakia.He was followed across the line by his compatriot Stefan Svitko with Price taking third for a KTM 1-2-3.Organisers were forced to shorten the stage as heavy rain had rendered sections of the road too dangerous.Coma, who came in fifth on Saturday, inherited the lead in the overall standings from Honda’s Joan Barreda after the eighth stage.Coma opened his Dakar account in Africa in 2006, he then won again in 2009, the first time it was held in South America, adding the 2011, 2014 and now this year’s title.Finishing in ninth place overall came Laia Sanz, the 29-year-old Spaniard who betterred by one place the highest ever finish for a woman rider.Russian Airat Mardeev won the trucks race and Rafal Sonik of Poland came out on top in quads.Over half the 406 competitors that set out two weeks ago completed the rally.This year’s edition cost one competitor his life –Polish motorbike rider Michal Hernik dying as a result of hyperthermia and dehydration during the third vstage from San Juan to Chilecito.Hernik, 39, was found dead a few hundred metres from the track after a helicopter had been sent out to look for him when he failed to turn up at the finish and his tracker stopped sending a signal.His was the fifth death since the rally was moved to South America over security concerns in the Sahara desert and the 24th overall since the race was created in 1979.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

QPR chief Fernandes vows to listen to fans in search for Redknapp replacement

first_img Tony Fernandes Tony Fernandes has vowed to listen to the fans when it comes to appointing a successor to Harry Redknapp.The QPR chairman is searching for his fourth boss in three years after accepting Redknapp’s resignation on Tuesday morning and is determined to ensure the latest man in the hotseat is “someone who cares” and will have the full support of the Loftus Road faithful.Tim Sherwood is the bookmakers’ favourite for the job, while Real Madrid assistant Paul Clement and former England manager Steve McClaren, who had a short spell with the Rs before being appointed Derby boss, could also be attractive options.“We the board will hire someone who cares, thinks long term, wants to be involved in developing the academy, has coaching skills, will play young players and is a winner,” Fernandes wrote, in a lengthy post on Twitter.“The names that fans are mentioning to me are names that we are going to consider. I would say 3 interview will e (sic) done. All fan feedback has been taken in.”Les Ferdinand, who returned to Loftus Road last October as head of football operations, was on Wednesday named QPR director of football as part of a coaching restructuring in the wake of Redknapp’s resignation.It was also confirmed officially that Glenn Hoddle and Joe Jordan had followed Redknapp in leaving Loftus Road.Fernandes added: “I want to thank harry for all he’s done and being gracious in his words about the club. And Glenn and Joe.“Our players have sent me many positive messages and are ready for the fight. That strong spirt (sic) is immense for me. Come on you rsss.”It remains to be seen if an appointment will be made in time for Saturday’s match at home to Southampton, with Ferdinand currently in caretaker charge of the first team alongside Chris Ramsey and Kevin Bond.The restructuring, with Ferdinand’s role redefined to take responsibility for the whole football department, could mean a head coach is sought after, rather than a manager.That, coupled with Derby’s upward trajectory, could see McClaren rule himself out of contention.Ferdinand is likely to have a say in the appointment, boosting Sherwood’s chances of a return following his departure from White Hart Lane last May. Ferdinand and Ramsey worked with Sherwood at Tottenham.He was linked with roles at Norwich, Brighton, West Brom and Crystal Palace, but the familiar faces at QPR suggest it is a strong fit for the former midfielder, who won the Premier League title with Blackburn but would have to get his head around a survival fight with Rangers 19th in the table. 1last_img read more

Tomorrow’s scientists

first_imgHe acknowledged that since the Rose Hills Foundation’s first contribution in 2005, the program has grown to a record 83 students this year. The academy, which began in 1975, “provides a richly rewarding learning environment that enhances each student’s academic and career potential,” Salvaterra said. City of Hope received 502 applications this year. Novak explained the program’s popularity is due to the fact that unlike school research projects where the outcome is known, or “cookbook” teaching, as it is referred to, the results of experiments are unknown. “This is legitimate research not found in school,” he said. “This is exciting and a real sense of discovery.” Students from Whittier College, Cal Poly Pomona, UCLA, Pomona College and Duarte, La Canada and Los Alamitos high schools and a number of other local and national schools showed off their discoveries Wednesday afternoon. Whittier resident Mayra Serrano, 29, and Pasadena resident Jessica Murillo-Garcia, 17, did research for the hospital’s Center for Community Alliance for Research and Education. Serrano, who graduated from Whittier College in May and Murrillo-Garcia, who will enter her senior year at John Muir High School in the fall, studied health disparities in minority communities. “This program just reaffirmed my interest in doing research as a career,” said Serrano, who was offered a job at City of Hope. She joins another academy alumna, Alexandra Levine, as a member of the City of Hope community. Alexandra Levine, the hospital’s chief medical officer, was part of the academy’s first session. Murrillo-Garcia, like Pomona College student Nathaniel Volk, 19, called the experience a great opportunity. “It’s been very helpful to do research that will help me in my future career as a pediatrician,” Murrillo said, especially the eating and exercise habits of minority communities. Volk concurred. His group is working on inhibiting the enzyme that produces sorbitol, which changes into glucose and causes diabetes, a disease, he pointed out, that is prevalent in the Latino community. “It’s been an enjoyable experience so far,” said Volk, who has a few more weeks left in his session. “I can’t wait to do more work in the labs.” www.cityofhope.org sandra.molina@sgvn.com (562) 698-0955, Ext. 3028160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! DUARTE – Tomorrow’s scientists have met every summer at City of Hope for the past 30 years. The Eugene and Ruth Roberts Summer Student Academy helps high school and university students in the San Gabriel Valley and beyond discover their aptitude and interests, and serves as a foundation for their future career paths in medicine or biomedical research. And with sizable donations like the recent $240,000 from the Rose Hills Foundation, students from across the nation and the world have the opportunity to perform research experiments they may not otherwise be able to conduct during 10-week sessions, said Dr. Paul Salvaterra, the academy’s adviser. “It’s difficult to get research experience,” said Dr. Steven Novak, director of professional education. “Most students, even on the university and medical school level, don’t have this type of hands-on experience.” last_img read more

Airport weighs security shift to sheriff

first_imgBURBANK – The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department would cut the number of sworn officers from 34 to 10 and supplement its force with 15 civilian security officers under a plan to take over policing services at Bob Hope Airport, officials said Thursday. Critics say the plan would leave the airport more vulnerable because civilian security officers would lack the skills and training of deputies. “Nowadays, they’ll be one of the few agencies to actually cut police officers, especially at an airport which is supposed to be one of our safer environments,” said Dieter Dammeier, an attorney representing Burbank Airport Police officers. “Ten deputies … That means that there would be only two deputies at the most, patrolling the whole airport. How safe is that if they have any kind of terrorist problem? What are two officers going to do?” AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE11 theater productions to see in Southern California this week, Dec. 27-Jan. 2Lt. Rick Mouwen, who handles contract services for the Sheriff’s Department, said the airport would remain safe. He said that many of the functions currently handled by the airport’s sworn officers – such as parking and traffic – could be handled by civilians, freeing up deputies to handle security. Airport spokesman Victor Gill said details of the sheriff’s plan are still being worked out, and no decision about switching agencies has been made. “It is regrettable that partial information of any kind has been released,” Gill said in a statement. “It only serves to introduce confusion into what should be a serious and deliberative process. “It is premature for details of any possible scenario to have been made public. Moreover, discussion in the media undermines the privacy that both the police officers and the authority deserve in such matters.” The Sheriff’s Department has been talking with airport officials since April about taking over policing services. The Airport Police, meanwhile, are negotiating a new contract and have demanded a 45 percent raise over five years. The Burbank Airport Police Department currently has 27 sworn officers, seven vacancies, and three applicants in the hiring process. Three other officers have recently resigned. As part of the plan, officials say they are trying to determine whether some of the Burbank Airport officers would qualify to be employed as deputies. Details about that plan are expected to be released in the next six months. The total cost of the contract would be $2.8 million to $3 million a year – about the same as what the airport currently pays for its personnel. Costs associated with equipment, facility upgrades and vehicles have not been released and are expected to be tabulated during a second phase of the plan, currently under way over the next six months. The Sheriff’s Department is the largest contract provider of police services in the world, beginning in 1954 with the city of Lakewood, Mouwen said. It provides roughly 1,200 deputies for 1.8 million people in 40 cities across the county, and includes contracts with the Metropolitan Transportation Authority, Metrolink and the Los Angeles Community College District. Dammeier and county supervisors have long been critical of Sheriff Lee Baca taking on additional contracts with the department short some 1,000 deputies who are needed to patrol unincorporated areas of the county. The sheriff is also facing an overcrowded jail system in which rioting has erupted recently. “It begs the question of why we are getting other contracts to provide patrol and sheriff’s services when we aren’t meeting our basic obligations to our present system, whether it be custody or patrol,” Supervisor Gloria Molina told Baca during budget hearings in May. Mouwen said the sheriff would not take on a contract that would jeopardize the board’s priorities. “We look at this contract as a potential recruiting tool,” Mouwen said about the possible Bob Hope Airport contract. If the proposal goes through, it would have to be approved by the Airport Authority and the county Board of Supervisors before it could be put into place, officials said. jason.kandel@dailynews.com (818) 546-3306160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

Don’t go! If these players leave, the fans will go mad

first_img 20 20 Liverpool: Philippe Coutinho – Klopp doesn’t want to lose him and there’s not a Liverpool fan who would either. 20 20 West Brom: Ben Foster – Foster was West Brom’s Player of the Year and supporters’ club chairman John Homer said he has been superb. “He’s so consistent and he’s saved us a lot of points this season,” he said when the goalkeeper was given his award. Bournemouth: Josh King – King scored 16 Premier League goals, more than double of his nearest challenger at Bournemouth, Junior Stanislas. The club can’t afford to lose that firepower. 20 Crystal Palace: Wilfried Zaha – If the club are able to keep him this summer then it will be well worth it. Southampton: Virgil van Dijk – Van Dijk is one of the best defenders in Europe and, if he is sold, there will be a lot of sadness and anger on the south coast. Watford: Troy Deeney – Watford have made some very promising signings this summer, but if there was one player supporters would prefer not to lose it’s their captain. Burnley: Tom Heaton – Heaton kept 10 clean sheets and won the club’s Player of the Year as Burnley avoided relegation. His words on accepting the award at the end of the season will fill fans with hope. “It’s been great to stay in the Premier League and we want to build on it and go forward from here.” Chelsea: Eden Hazard – Hazard won his third Chelsea Player of the Year award in four years thanks in part to his 16 Premier League goals. Most of the Stamford Bridge faithful would hate to see him sold to Real Madrid, as is being reported. N’Golo Kante, Cesar Azpilicueta are two others, but Hazard is absolutely key. 20 20 Stoke: Jack Butland – England’s goalkeeper at the 2018 World Cup? Stoke fans will be waiting nervously this summer to see if they hold onto the excellent Butland. In July he told talkSPORT: “I want to play in the Champions League and I want to win trophies. There’s no reason why we can’t win trophies at Stoke, we’ll try and win some cups and do as well as we can, but I obviously have ambitions.” Man United: David De Gea – Yes, they have Pogba and Smalling, but they also have the best goalkeeper in football. 20 Leicester: Kasper Schmeichel – There is no way fans want to lose him. Schmeichel kept four clean sheets in his first four Champions League games and conceded just three goals in eight games and dazzled in the game against Sevilla where he saved a penalty. 20 20 Everton: Idrissa Gueye – Yes, Everton fans would be upset if the club sold someone like Tom Davies, but most will tell you they would be devastated to lose Gueye. They quite rightly put him on a par with PFA Player of the Year N’Golo Kante. 20 Newcastle: Matt Ritchie – Ritchie was a stand-out player in Newcastle’s promotion campaign and was excellent for Bournemouth in the Premier League. The Toon Army will be desperate to hang on to the talented winger, who could be key to providing the creativity to keep Newcastle up this season. Or you could argue there would be outrage if Rafa Benitez left his position. 20 20 Huddersfield: Chris Schindler – talkSPORT.com is not taking new signings into account here, which technically, Aaron Mooy is. Huddersfield fans are ecstatic he has turned his loan into a permanent deal, but surely they would hate to see Schindler leave? He scored the winning penalty in the play-off win and is a captain-in-waiting. Man City: Kevin De Bruyne – A lot can be said for Gabriel Jesus who only joined in January 2017, but scored seven goals in 10 games. He’s definitely one for the future and then there’s Kevin De Bruyne who is just brilliant. Brighton: Anthony Knockaert – He struggled to make an impact at Leicester in the Championship between 2012 and 2015, but since joining Brighton from Standard Liege in 2016, he has been superb. He was vital to the club’s Premier League promotion push and won the Championship Player of the Year for the 2016/17 season. Tottenham: Harry Kane – Spurs have a fantastic goal scorer and he is one of their own. He has won successive Premier League Golden Boots and his goals are very hard to replace as fans have found out. 20 20 Swansea: Gylfi Sigurdsson – If Swansea are going to survive this season then they will need to keep a player like Sigurdsson. 20 20 Philippe Coutinho is definitely not for sale.That’s what Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp was keen to stress to people after the club rejected a reported £72m offer from Barcelona for the 25-year-old playmaker.Klopp was asked about Coutinho’s availability and he was clear in his answer.“Yes [he is not for sale], that’s what we can say. But that’s not since this morning or yesterday, I’m not sure if it was different at any time,” he said.Plenty of tears would be shed if the Brazilian was ever sold, so talkSPORT.com looks at star players at other clubs who would force similar reactions if they were let go. Arsenal: Alexis Sanchez – click right to see your club’s selection – He is one of the best players in the Premier League, but his future is far from certain. Gooners would certainly love to keep him and there would be angry tears shed if he is sold, especially to Man City as is being reported. 20 20 20 West Ham: Manuel Lanzini – They love Lanzini at West Ham and there is a lot of excitement about the prospect of seeing him link up with Javier Hernandez in attack.last_img read more

Ex-Spurs star says club must win trophies in order to stop Pochettino leaving

first_img Mauricio Pochettino led Tottenham to the Champions League final last season 2 “For his longevity, he needs to win something for him to stay.””He’s been extremely loyal and Tottenham have been loyal.””But they need to give him money. They need a trophy.” 🏆Former Spurs defender Stephen Kelly says the club must back Mauricio Pochettino this summer. ⚪️ pic.twitter.com/rKLAYlY6ST— talkSPORT (@talkSPORT) June 20, 2019 “The opportunities are gone now for like Real Madrid and Manchester United, but they will come back around and if he is still rising up that ladder, there will be teams interested.“So he has been extremely loyal and Tottenham have been loyal to him, but now they need to try and give him funding, allow him to improve the squad and create competition.“Because they have a great squad, but it is creating the competition to get players to raise their game more which I think is important.“But for him, they need a trophy, they want a trophy. They came so close last season and to get to the Champions League final was a huge step for them, because they had always been nearly there.” But the 47-year-old stayed in north London and led the club to their first ever Champions League final.But, in order to match his ambition, Kelly stressed the need to back their boss – who has not signed a player since January 2018.“From a Tottenham point of view, his longevity at the club will mean him needing to win something at the club to stay there,” Kelly told Jim White on talkSPORT.“Because his stock is getting higher and higher and it’s going to be harder and harder for them to keep hold of him because people will come knocking on his door. BT SPORT center_img 2 Pochettino’s passion for Spurs was clear to see during the semi-final win over Ajax in the Champions League getty Stephen Kelly has told former club Tottenham Hotspur to back Mauricio Pochettino in the transfer market or risk losing him.The ex-Republic of Ireland defender also stressed the importance of winning trophies in order to increase their chances of keeping the Argentine.While Real Madrid and Manchester United endured seasons of upheaval, speculation from Madrid and Manchester seemed to revolve around Pochettino leaving Spurs to join a European heavyweight.last_img read more

Aberdeen boss blasts Cyprus stewards over fan treatment

first_imgHe said: “I am hearing our fans got treated terribly as well by the stewards here, steaming in with flares and tear gas and everything else to defuse the situation. “I didn’t get to see it but I am hearing it second hand and you seen some of the stuff that was going on, things getting thrown on to the pitch, people spitting into the dugout, flares getting thrown on – that’s when you should have seen the stewards being more visible, not treating our fans the way they did.”Boisterous: Apollon Limassol lit flares against Aberdeen. SNSFlares were lit early in the second half in the home section, with one thrown and landing inside the goal behind Aberdeen goalkeeper Joe Lewis. Television caught Swiss referee Stephan Klossner telling an official that he would abandon the match if the behaviour did not cease. Aberdeen boss Derek McInnes hit out at stewards for mistreating his club’s fans following their Europa League exit to Apollon Limassol.Riot police armed with batons used pepper spray on supporters after clashes with stewards as tempers flared after the match, which saw the Dons lose 2-0 in Cyprus.Punches and kicks were exchanged before riot police wielding batons and aiming pepper spray at fans quickly took over, pushing supporters back.Aberdeen have already started their own investigation into the trouble with McInnes left unimpressed by how visiting supporters were handled. Matters did calm down but the Dons boss remained unhappy with how events unfolded.He added: “I have not spoken to Joe about it but you could see it was a difficult situation with the smoke covering that whole area. “It is ridiculous behaviour, that we have to deal with that. “It didn’t help the flow of the game in the second half but I don’t think he was damaged, I don’t think it affected him too much. “We expected it to be a wee bit volatile and plenty of passion from the side but it did boil over at times.”last_img read more

Donegal Death Notices – Rest in Peace

first_imgDonegal death notices for today, Friday, June 9th.Thomas HIRRELLThe death has occurred of Thomas Hirrell of Rashenny, Clonmany / formerly of Tul-Na-Rí, Carndonagh.Removal from the Eternal Light Chapel of Rest took place yesterday at 3pm to Joyce Cooke’s residence, Rashenny, Clomany. Removal on Saturday, 10th June, at 9.30am to St. Mary’s Church, Clonmany for Requiem Mass at 10am followed by burial in the adjoining cemetery. Family flowers only please. Donations in lieu, if desired, to Carndonagh Community Hospital Patients Comfort Fund. House private please from 10pm to 11am.  Gerard DOYLEThe death has occurred of Gerard Doyle of 10 Ard na Greine, Buncrana, Donegal / Bray, Wicklow / Dublin.The sudden death of Gerard Doyle has taken place at his home following an illness on Thursday the 8th June, sadly missed by his wife Mary, children Hannah and John James, his parents Jim and Dolores, his sisters Camilla, Sinead and Finola, his brothers Conan and Fintan, his brothers in law and sisters in law, nieces and nephews, his many friends and relations. Funeral Mass Saturday at 11am in St Mary’s Church, Cockhill with burial in adjoining graveyard.  Annie LAVERTYThe death has occurred of Annie Laverty of Drumboe, Stranorlar, peacefully at the Donegal Hospice, Letterkenny, surrounded by her family.Much loved sister of Bernard, Maureen, Josephine, Margaret, also the late Patrick, John, Willie, Katie, Dan, Harry, Michael and Dessie. Sadly missed by her brother, sisters, nieces, nephews, extended family circle and friends.Remains reposing at her home from 5pm on Friday June 9th. Funeral leaving her home on Sunday June 11th at 10.15am for Requiem Mass at 11am in the Church of Mary Immaculate, Stranorlar, followed by interment in Drumboe Cemetery. Donations in lieu of flowers, if so desired, to the Donegal Hospice, Letterkenny, c/o any family member. Family time from 11pm to 10am and on the morning of the funeral.Donegal Death Notices – Rest in Peace was last modified: June 9th, 2017 by Elaine McCalligShare 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:donegal death noticesobituarieslast_img read more