Far Eastern University needed just one win to advance to the finals of the UAAP Season 80 men’s volleyball tournament, a victory to put the Tamaraws in position to take their 25th title.The Tamaraws, however, ran into reigning MVP Marck Espejo, who had other plans in mind and showed he’s still the king.ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Tai Bundit bids goodbye to Ateneo Jo Koy draws ire for cutting through Cebu City traffic with ‘wang-wang’ LATEST STORIES MOST READ Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:02Fans fill up Philippine Arena for SEA Games opening02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Green group flags ‘overkill’ use of plastic banderitas in Manila Sto. Niño feast Espejo set a single-game scoring record with 55 points to lead the Blue Eagles in their five-set win over the Tamaraws, 18-25, 25-13, 24-26, 25-23, 15-9, to force a grudge match with the winner advancing to the championship round.Playing in his final UAAP year, Espejo was hell-bent on leaving college with, possibly, another title to add on his already stacked trophy case.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown“I was thinking that this won’t be my last game, I’m thinking to myself that we will still hold practice tomorrow,” said Espejo in Filipino Saturday at Mall of Asia Arena.“And I just want my last year to be memorable and I offered this game to my teammates that when the time comes that we’ll leave those left behind will carry on the tradition we set.” ‘Stop romanticizing Pinoy resilience’ P16.5-M worth of aid provided for Taal Volcano eruption victims — NDRRMC Espejo, whose previous career-high was 39 points also against FEU in the second round of Season 80, went ablaze in the fifth set where he scored 11 points alone.“Marck is a monster,” said Ateneo head coach Oliver Almadro, who joked that Espejo wanted to chase Gyselle Silva’s record of 56 points in the Philippine Superliga.Espejo added his record isn’t just for himself but for the Blue Eagles, who are still in contention for a fourth straight title.“All those points aren’t just for me, those are for my teammates also because we will be with each other through hard times and good,” said Espejo.ADVERTISEMENT Truck driver killed in Davao del Sur road accident Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View comments Scientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flames In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’
Lopetegui, who was officially introduced by Real Madrid back in Spain not long after Spain’s news conference in Sochi, had revamped Spain’s national team after taking over from Vicente del Bosque following the 2016 European Championship.Ramos, one of the six Madrid players with the national team, said the squad didn’t want to talk about the coaching change anymore and would remain focused on playing soccer.“The desire of this group to do well hasn’t changed,” he said.Ramos, who will captain Spain in a World Cup for the first time, dismissed reports that players tried to persuade the federation president to change his decision on Lopetegui.“This is a decision that doesn’t belong to us. It’s taken by people who have more power than the players,” he said. “We can only do something on the field.”ADVERTISEMENT Spain will have new coach Fernando Hierro on the bench Friday after Julen Lopetegui, who led the team on a 20-match unbeaten campaign since taking over the squad in 2016, was fired Wednesday for accepting the Real Madrid coaching job without informing the soccer federation in advance.“We need to turn the page as soon as possible,” Spain captain Sergio Ramos said Thursday. “Spain has to be above anybody. The World Cup starts tomorrow (for us) and we have a great game to play against the European champion. Hopefully we will start on the right foot.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSpain arrived as one of the title favorites thanks to its good performances under Lopetegui, but La Roja was rocked when newly elected federation president Luis Rubiales fired him for not properly handling the negotiations with Madrid. Hierro, a former national team player and Real Madrid captain who had been acting as Spain’s sports director, was hastily picked for the job despite not having any significant coaching experience.“Very few things will change. There wasn’t a lot of time,” said Hierro, who had previously coached second-division club Real Oviedo and was an assistant to Carlo Ancelotti after Zinedine Zidane left the post in 2014. “We are well prepared. We have been practicing intensely these past weeks and we have confidence in these players and the ideal that has been in place for the last two years.” Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours LATEST STORIES Spain head coach Fernando Hierro, top centre, touches his forehead as gives instructions to his players during Spain’s official training on the eve of the group B match between Portugal and Spain at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Fisht Stadium in Sochi, Russia, Thursday, June 14, 2018. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco)SOCHI, Russia — Spain can’t wait to get the ball rolling and put its coaching woes in the past.And nothing better than a win against European champion Portugal in its World Cup opener to start moving forward after one of the most chaotic days in the national team’s history.ADVERTISEMENT In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Dave Chappelle donates P1 million to Taal relief operations Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding China population now over 1.4 billion as birthrate falls Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Weinstein rape trial MMA star McGregor says he regrets Brooklyn melee Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Winfrey details her decision to withdraw from Simmons film DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced Ramos said Lopetegui “would remain a part of whatever happens to Spain in this World Cup.”At the end of the news conference at Fisht Stadium, the outspoken defender said he wanted to leave with a smile on his face.“This looks like a funeral,” he said. “Tomorrow the World Cup starts for us.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View comments
– says long-term sustainability needed in energy sectorInstead of pumping more finances into fixing the plethora of issues at the Guyana Power and Light (GPL) Inc, Government should instead seek to invest in building a cleaner and more efficient energy system that will trickle down to the benefit of consumers, which will have a long lasting effect.And while it is doing this, a more strategic and robust programme could be worked out to reduce its burdensome technical and non-technical losses.This is the firm view of former Government Minister and Opposition Member of Parliament (MP) Irfaan Ali who said the matter involving GPL now seeking US$110 million to assist with an overhaul of their system, points to the bad decision made by Government to abandon the Amaila Falls Hydro Project.“The Amaila Falls Hydro Project was a long-term solution to our energy requirement in a sustainable and cost-effective manner. By today we would haveFormer Minister and Opposition MP Irfaan Alibeen enjoying power from Amaila Falls, we would have been enjoying it at much less or far less the cost that consumers are paying today,” he opined.However, Ali said the coalition Government abandoned that very project without any plans as to how they will sustain the energy climate for the country. The former Minister said the main objective right now should be to looking at a long-term solution to the country’s energy problem, to ensure that energy is also generated in a sustainable, cost-effective manner and one that will bring benefit to the consumer.“Pumping money into GPL will not allow it, but the Government should therefore rethink its strategy and rethink its position on the Amaila Falls Hydro Project… Any investment should be able to equip us of our capability for energy to be generated in a sustainable way,” he opined.One of the greatest challenges facing this sector is the growing demand on the system. However, the current capacity has not grown to meet that demand. “They’ve also seen a retrograde in terms of reliability of power and if you look at for example what is going on with blackouts and so on, it is far worse today than when we had the contract with Wärtsillä,” he added.The Government had moved away from the Wärtsillä support mechanism with the promise that black out will be a thing of the past and the system would have been far more efficient. However, the Opposition MP pointed out that the system today is far more inefficient and a lot of maintenance is due. Also, the cost of energy has not gone down and the supply cannot meet the demand.Importantly also, Ali said based on the marked reduction in fuel between 2014 and 2016, this could have resulted in a surplus position of GPL. He said if this is the case, the power company needs to say how much that surplus was for each year and what they did with the surplus. “Because when the price for fuel came down there was no adjustment to the cost of electricity to the consumer,” he recalled.The Opposition has long called for the reintroduction of the Amaila Falls Hydro Project for a number of important reasons. Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo said not only does the scrapping of the project threaten the forest pact agreement with the Kingdom of Norway, which could cause the country to lose out on another US$3 billion in savings, but it could assist Guyana to combat climate change.The project, which formed part of Guyana’s Low Carbon Development Strategy (LCDS), was the brainchild of Jagdeo, and was commissioned in 2009. And having taken up office in 2015, the now Government had repeatedly stated its disapproval of resurrecting the project.But the former President believes that the coalition Government has killed the project, although it was set to provide Guyana with a massive source of electricity. “This is the year we would have turned on the switch and hydropower would have flowed through the country,” he stated.Arrangements under the People’s Progressive Party/Civic (PPP/C) Government, would have guaranteed that the Government would not have incurred any debt for this project. In fact, part of the financing was expected to come from a Norwegian grant to buy equity into the project. The remainder would have been private funding from the contractors, who were expected to sell power to Government, some through equity and some through a loan.An independent assessment of the project had revealed that the only realistic path for Guyana moving towards an emission-free electricity sector is by developing its hydropower potential and the fastest way forward is to maintain the project. The report, which was compiled by Norconsult, an engineering and design consultancy firm out of Norway contracted by the Government of Norway, detailed an “objective and facts-based” assessment of the Project on the agreement of the two Governments.According to the report, which was handed over to the Government, the first needed step for revitalising the project is a decision by the Government to maintain the project as the priority project in the transition to a green generation regime, as recommended in the “Initial Study on System Expansion of the Generation and Transmission System” of 2014, and reiterated and embraced by Government in June 2016.
These are dark days for the Germans in the wake of their dismal World Cup display when they crashed out after finishing bottom of their group.They are now bottom of Nations League Group One and Loew must avoid defeat against world champions France in Paris on Tuesday, knowing his future will be debated at home.“Yes, I understand that there is a debate and we have to deal with it,” Loew told broadcaster ZDF.“In the next two days, I will focus entirely on preparing the team before the match in Paris against France, and not on the debates in public, although these debates are normal, very normal.”“We have to show character against France and win the return match against the Dutch or we are going down.“We had good chances, but couldn’t put them away, which would have been good for confidence. It’s bad that we fell apart at the end,” he added.After ex-Germany captain Michael Ballack said he was “surprised” Loew kept his job after their woeful World Cup display, the Dutch defeat ramps up the pressure.Once again, Loew trusted his senior players to deliver a win, but his Bayern Munich axis of Manuel Neuer, Jerome Boateng, Mats Hummels and Thomas Mueller failed to deliver.Both Muller and his second-half replacement, Manchester City starlet Leroy Sane, squandered clear chances either side of he break.Defender Mats Hummels said Germany had only themselves to blame © AFP / EMMANUEL DUNANDHummels admitted the team can expect a backlash from the German public after the defeat.“We’ll get it in the neck now, but we have no one to blame but ourselves,” said Hummels.“We lost 3-0, even though we actually had to win the game.“We had a lot of bad luck, but it’s not down to any one player.”Germany have now conceded goals in their last 19 internationals.“We made too little of our chances, although we could have gone ahead early on,” said goalkeeper and captain Manuel Neuer.“At the end, we were too open and made mistakes.”Neuer put the blame firmly on the players: “Before the game, every player signalled to the coach that they were ready to play.”Real Madrid midfielder Toni Kroos said the Germans lost their structure after falling behind.“The structure was missing after the first 30 minutes, but it’s hard heading home without having scored,” said Kroos.“You need a reward for the good work you do and that’s not happened.“We have to keep going, we have the next chance on Tuesday and concentrate on the good things we did.”The Dutch were delighted with their first win over the Germans for 16 years.Netherlands’ forward Memphis Depay celebrates after scoring © AFP / EMMANUEL DUNAND“Sometimes you need a bit of luck, but we deserved the win, fought for every inch and defended well,” said Dutch coach Ronaldo Koeman.“It’s an unbelievable result, especially as the Germans weren’t that bad.“It’s 16 years since we beat Germany and we are on the right way with a talented, young team.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Germany’s head coach Joachim Loew is under increasing pressure © AFP / EMMANUEL DUNANDAMSTERDAM, Netherlands, Oct 14 – Joachim Loew is facing the biggest crisis of his 12-year tenure as Germany’s head coach after their embarrassing 3-0 defeat away to the Netherlands.Liverpool defender Virgil Van Dijk gave the Dutch a first-half lead before late goals by Memphis Depay and Georginio Wijnaldum capped a golden night for the Oranje at Amsterdam’s Johan Cruyff Arena.
Ramelton Mariners have withdrawn from the Donegal Junior League.In an email earlier this morning to League Secretary Jimmy Haughey, Chanel Blaney Secretary of Ramelton Mariners officially informed the Donegal Junior League that it is with much regret that the Committee of the club wish to inform the League that they are unable to enter a team this season.The main reason given was the inability to secure enough interest from local players. The club confirmed that they have a strong Committee and Management in place but unfortunately there is no player commitment. They concluded by saying that the situation may improve in the seasons ahead and once again they will be able to apply for a place in the League.Chanel went on to thank the Donegal Junior League for their support over the years and said they have some great memories to cherish over the past 24 years.A spokesman for the Donegal League said “The executive committee and remaining League clubs will be sad to learn of this latest demise of a club but it is a signal of the difficulties that many clubs are facing. Hopefully those in difficult situations will be able to work their way through them.“In an effort to assist clubs the League Executive gave some concessions but only a few availed of these and that is a good sign. “The Executive urge clubs to contact them through the Secretary Jimmy Haughey if they need any assistance with any matter.“On behalf of the League and it’s clubs we wish Ramelton Mariners all the best in their efforts to get back up and running in the future. Like yourselves we too have enjoyed many great moments at your matches.”SOCCER: SADNESS AS RAMELTON MARINERS PULL OUT OF DONEGAL LEAGUE was last modified: August 10th, 2015 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:Donegal LeagueRamelton MarinersWITHDRAW
As Donegal’s young people continue to flock to foreign shores, donegaldaily.com reporter Marie Duffy presents the third of a series of interviews speaking to those who are creating a new life abroad.Roisin Greene, 25 from Loughanure, West Donegal is currently living in Vancouver, Canada. A teacher by trade she decided to emigrate after her teaching contract finished up, and she was unable to find full time employment. As an Irish teacher she was obviously unable to find a job in her field in Canada, but she decided that the economic-crisis was a perfect excuse to gain experience living abroad.“As an Irish teacher there’s no chance of getting a permanent job over here, but I just wanted to experience something new and thought now couldn’t be a better time”, she said. “Last year I worked in Assumption Grammar School in Co. Down, but it was only a year’s contract and at the end of it I was back to square one.”After some research, Roisin decided to emigrate to Vancouver which was voted as the best city to live in, three years in a row.After almost five months, she is enjoying city life and hopes to extend her work visa.“I left Ireland on the 24th January 2011 so I’m here almost five months, although the first week doesn’t really count because of the jet lag- it’s the worst thing.” “My visa is a one year working visa but time is going so quick that I’ve decided to apply for the second year. Every time I talk to someone from home they tell you “you’re missing nothing over here.”Roisin is currently working as a market researcher for an educational company called ‘Academy One Learning’ which supports students by helping them reach their potential in English and Maths. Her role involves meeting parents and getting their opinions on the Canadian maths and English curriculum. She also gives weekly Irish lessons to students.“I don’t miss the constant talk of recession and how the country is struggling. I haven’t heard the words ‘credit crunch’ since I’ve come out here. The weather is another thing I don’t miss. We’ve had a wet spring but we’re guaranteed good weather for the summer so I can’t wait for that.”Although Roisin is enjoying her time in Vancouver there are things that she misses about Ireland.“Obviously my family and friends are the main thing I miss the most about home. When myself and my friend arrived in Vancouver we didn’t know anyone so that was a bit daunting. I miss seeing the familiar faces from home. I’ve also missed things like my nieces first day at school which only happens once, and is something I can never recapture.” “I miss some other things that we take for granted at home like the nice open fire on a cold winters night or Match of The Day during the football season. I also miss the team I play for back home Fanad United, the football season has started and it’s the first season I’ve missed since 1999.“As the proverb goes níl aon tinteán mar do thinteán féin.”DONEGAL ABROAD: LETTER FROM….VANCOUVER was last modified: June 22nd, 2011 by gregShare 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 ABROADdonegaldaily.comLoughanureROISIN GREENEVANCOUVER
DONEGAL’S planning decisions over the past decade will face a major investigation, Government sources have told donegaldaily.com.The Labour Party’s Minister of State Jan O’Sullivan is understood to favour Donegal as the first of several inquiries.We understand she believes there is a ‘large body of evidence’ pointing to major mistakes by Donegal County Council, particularly in the past ten years. The council here is one of half a dozen which were at the centre of an internal Government probe started by ex-Minister John Gormley.We are told Ms O’Sullivan, the minister with special responsibility for housing and planning, has vowed to “get to the truth about Donegal.”An announcement is expected in the next few weeks.O’Sullivan, a Limerick-based TD, will order the inquiry following a report from An Taisce just yesterday found that the council re-zoned enough land in County Donegal to accommodate an extra 180,000 people – when there are only 160,000 people living here now. The result of those decisions are now well-known.How it happened will form the central part of the investigation.As An Taisce said when it gave Donegal a F- score yesterday, it has had serious repercussions for the lives of people living here.An Taisce’s Charles Stanley-Smith said yesterday: “Bad planning is not victim free. The analysis shows that there is a very strong correlation between councils that have scored poorly and a range of negative socio-economic and environmental outcomes.“For example, councils which scored poorly generally had the highest rate of residential vacancy, the highest rate of population decline and out-migration, the highest levels of unfinished ‘Ghost Estates’, lower residential property prices and significant instances of ground and surface water pollution.” Yesterday’s article is here:https://www.donegaldaily.com/2012/04/16/revealed-donegal-has-worst-planning-record-land-zoned-for-extra-180000-people/PLANNING: DONEGAL WILL FACE MAJOR INQUIRY was last modified: April 17th, 2012 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:PLANNING: DONEGAL WILL FACE MAJOR INQUIRYThe Labour Party’s Minister of State Jan O’Sullivan
CHICAGO – As the Angels spent the past couple of days rolling up their frequent-flier miles, the Chicago White Sox rested and waited. It was their reward for sweeping the defending World Series champion Boston Red Sox out of the playoffs, setting them up nicely for their American League Championship Series against the Angels. However, it was the White Sox who appeared soggy in the Angels’ 3-2 victory in Game 1 in front of 40,659 at U.S. Cellular Field, made to look that way by Angels starter Paul Byrd and relievers Scot Shields and Francisco Rodriguez, and an Angels team that executed almost flawlessly. Byrd gave up two runs and five hits in six crisp innings, Shields followed with two scoreless innings and Rodriguez remained perfect in save situations in the playoffs with a scoreless ninth. The Angels did all the little things needed in a tight game, getting a bunt down, stealing bases, making plays on defense. The White Sox didn’t, looking more like they were the team that had flown from New York to Southern California to Chicago in less than 48 hours, not the Angels. “You have to execute out there,” Angels manager Mike Scioscia said. “We were fortunate we were able to. This is the way the series is going to be. The White Sox execute small ball probably better than anybody in our league.” But not in Game 1. The Angels were 2 for 2 in stolen-base attempts, while the White Sox had two runners thrown out trying to steal by catcher Bengie Molina. Scott Podsednik, who finished second in the league with 59 steals behind Chone Figgins, was thrown out on a pitchout called from the bench by Scioscia in the fifth inning. “He’s a very good manager,” Molina said. “He was a catcher in the big leagues for 13 years. He has a pretty good idea who’s going.” In the seventh, Molina threw out A.J. Pierzynski trying to steal. “I think he was confused,” White Sox manager Ozzie Guillen said of Pierzynski, who had zero stolen bases during the regular season. “I think he must have missed the sign.” The Angels got just enough offense against White Sox starter Jose Contreras, who had won nine consecutive starts, including one in the postseason. A home run by Garret Anderson in the second inning gave the Angels a 1-0 lead, and they turned consecutive singles by Steve Finley and Adam Kennedy to start the third into two more runs. The pitchers held on from there, but they said it wasn’t any easier than holding off the powerful Yankees lineup to win the ALDS. “It’s a different type of lineup, different type of hitters,” Shields said. “They still make you work, they run the bases, they put the ball in play. And they still have some pretty good thumpers too. We have a little different strategy with their hitters, but you still need to make pitches.” Shields came up with probably the pitch of the game in the bottom of the eighth when the White Sox had runners on first and second with two outs and cleanup hitter Paul Konerko up. Shields retired Konerko on a flyball to center. “I was just trying to get Paul out somehow,” Shields said. “He’s had an incredible year. I was trying to make a pitch for him to pop out on, or hit a groundball at somebody. After I got him, I could breathe easier.” The Angels could also rest easier, knowing they could return to the team hotel and sleep until noon today if they wanted, with no flight on their itinerary. “We’re supposed to be tired, but once we’re between the white lines, you don’t think about it much,” Molina said. “You just play the game. But when we got that third out in the ninth inning, that’s when I felt tired.” Contreras had not lost a start since Aug. 15 and was the AL pitcher of the month for September. He retired the side in order in the first, but Anderson led off the second with a home run, blasting a 2-0 pitch into the right-field seats. In the third, the Angels flipped on their little-ball switch after Finley and Kennedy began the inning with singles. Figgins sacrificed the runners to second and third, and Orlando Cabrera drove in Finley from third with an infield single. Vladimir Guerrero followed with a comebacker to Contreras, who would have had a play at the plate on Kennedy. But Contreras never looked home, and tried to turn the double play. Cabrera was forced out at second, but his hard slide forced second baseman Tadahito Iguchi to throw wildly, allowing Guerrero to reach first and Kennedy to score for a 3-0 Angels lead. “That helped us a lot,” Molina said. “We scored first and had a 3-0 lead, and we took over after that. Maybe you expect a lot of mistakes or miscues because of the circumstances we went through, but we played a great game.” The White Sox crept back in it, first getting a solo homer from Joe Crede in the bottom of the third to make it 3-1. In the fourth, Carl Everett singled and came around to score on Pierzynski’s two-out single to cut the Angels’ lead to 3-2. Joe Haakenson, (626) 962-8811 firstname.lastname@example.org 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
2AM BREAKING NEWS: FIRE crews are at the scene of a major house fire near Creeslough.Flames have been bouncing high into the air from the blaze in the last few minutes at Ballyboes Road, two miles north-east of the village.Gardaí are assisting fire officers at the scene. “It looks really bad,” an eye-witness told Donegal Daily.“Flames from the fire can be seen for miles around. Everyone here is hoping and praying that no-one has been hurt.“The guards are here too. Hopefully it will all be ok.”It’s understood local fire officers are being assisted by fire crews from other areas in tackling the blaze which is just outside the village. BREAKING NEWS: CREWS AT SCENE OF CREESLOUGH HOUSE FIRE was last modified: December 30th, 2014 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:breaking newsCreesloughfireFIRE BRIGADE
Tags: Bashir MutandaCOSAFA Cup 2019Daniel IsiagiMichael BirungiPatrick MbowaUganda Cranes Birungi was initially dropped on Monday. (PHOTO/FILES)LUGOGO – Barely two days after he was dropped, Express winger Michael Birungi has been recalled to the Uganda Cranes COSAFA bound team.It was learnt on Monday night, that Birungi and three others had been axed from the team currently training at Lugogo.However, following two injuries in the camp, the 28 year old has been asked to return instantly along with striker Daniel Isiagi.SC Villa’s Bashir Mutanda and URA FC defender Patrick Mbowa are the two players that will be replaced after suffering injuries.Mutanda is one of the two players who have left camp due to injury.Uganda was invited to take part in this year’s COSAFA competition that runs from May 20th to June 6th, as the guest Nation.However, they will not feature in the Group stages but will rather start at the quarter final stage.In the Last 8, the Cranes will take on Lesotho, one of the other five nations that will also not be part of the Groups.The team will depart for Durban, South Africa on Thursday ahead of the tournament which kicks off on May 25.The Final COSAFA SquadGoalkeepersCharles Lukwago (KCCA FC) and James Alitho (URA FC).DefendersPaul Willa (Police), Mustafa Kizza (KCCA), John Revita (Express), Isaac Isinde (Kirinya Jinja SS), Mustafa Mujjuzi (Proline), Paul Mbowa (URA) and Hassan Musana (KCCA).MidfieldersNicholas Kasozi (KCCA), Shafik Kagimu (URA), Muzamir Mutyaba (KCCA), Allan Okello (KCCA), Allan Kayiwa (Tooro United), Juma Balinya (Police) and Paul Mucureezi (Mbarara City).StrikersNelson Senkatuka (Bright Stars), Daniel Sserunkuma (Vipers), Bright Anukani (Proline FC) and Bashir Mutanda (SC Villa).Comments