May 14

Bale, final down for the final of the Spanish Super Cup

first_imgBale is definitively low for the final of the Spanish Super Cup. The Welshman still suffers from an infection in the upper respiratory tract and that is why he stayed in Madrid. However, the white club valued the possibility that the forward would travel to Saudi Arabia if the team qualified for the final, as it has been. Finally, The medical services of the club and the coaching staff have decided that Bale continues to recover from his illness in the capital of Spain. Last Wednesday, after the semifinal against Valencia, he himself Zidane already showed that Bale would not recover in time to play the grand final on Sunday (7:00 p.m.). “I don’t know, at the moment it is not in condition. He has not trained all week. We will see what we are going to do. We’ll talk to the doctors. “last_img read more

May 14

What does a MEP assistant do to raise his salary?

first_imgThe proposal to increase the departure for MEP assistants by 1,500 euros per month puts this trustworthy staff of the European parliamentarians in the spotlight.Parliamentary assistants are the great strangers of an institution in which they perform from political advice to administrative and logistics coordination, and that are essential for each of the 751 MEPs to carry out their work. Current MEPs such as Antonio López Istúriz (PP), Francesc Gambús (UDC), Inés Ayala (PSOE) or Ernest Urtasun (ICV) were in past legislatures at some time attending. The current president of the Eurogroup and Dutch Finance Minister Jeroen Djisselbloem, Danish Prime Minister Helle Thorning-Schmidt or PSOE Secretary General, Pedro Sánchez, also have this experience on the curriculum.Currently, each MEP has 21,379 euros per month to pay its employees, and for a few years and to avoid misuse, this item is managed directly by the EP and not by the MEP itself. That amount could increase from next year by 1,500 euros per month (the total would rise to 22,879 euros from January 1, 2016) if the rise made by the majority of the hemicycle today and after the departure becomes effective remained frozen since 2010.Already last Monday the EP plenary session was favorable to this increase, but the majority of Spanish MEPs voted against it. Each MEP has that item to hire their assistants who have salaries ranging between 1,900 and 4,300 euros, approximately, according to parliamentary sources. European Parliament. Image: Efe Three attendees for MEPThe majority of European parliamentarians have between two and three assistants in Brussels and Strasbourg and at least one other location in their country to coordinate visits and convey concerns in their jurisdiction. In addition to coordinating the agenda, trips and meetings of the MEP, his work has a more political aspect that consists in helping them to elaborate amendments, reports, parliamentary questions and interventions in the plenary, mainly.Jon Rodríguez, 24, is one of the assistants of Marina Albiol, the head of ranks of IU in the EP, an “essential” member of the team, the MEP explained to Efe. With Semitic and Islamic studies and a Master in International Politics, Rodríguez was a member of IU and after the European elections of May 2014 he participated in the selection process to join the work in the EP. “What I like most is to live the day-to-day life of the Eurocamara and have the ability to put a grain of sand in its policies,” said the young man, who says he feels satisfied with his salary and conditions.Side by side with another MEP, Beatriz Becerra (UPyD), Javier Corrales, 33, also works with previous experience in Brussels. Without a party card, but with coincidences with the project of the party, he passed the tests to be an assistant, a job that has been “a new challenge” to this commercial pilot with a Master in European Studies and on the way to graduate in Law. Corrales said that by belonging to a small group “You have to spend many hours because there is little equipment, but it is very satisfactory”.Many of the attendees, especially those who have been active in the parties for years, have worked before in national politics. This is the case of Jordi Cañas, from Ciudadanos, who plays that position in this Eurochamber legislature after ceasing to be a spokesman for that party in the Catalan Parliament by opening a judicial process in a case of alleged tax fraud.The EP table and the EP Budget Committee have demanded that this increase be accompanied by a new regulation to prevent abuses, especially in the last countries to join the European Union (EU), where some MEPs would have more than a dozen local assistantsThe European anti-fraud office (OLAF) recently opened an investigation against the extreme right-wing National Front of Marine Le Pen, who would allegedly be using those funds for the salaries of party workers dealing with national policy and tasks that have nothing to do with the Eurochamber . Some news reports pointed out in recent weeks that OLAF could investigate that same case with regard to Podemos, but there is no confirmation of any formal file opening against the formation of Pablo Iglesias.last_img read more

January 12

Matters dismissed against national footballer

first_imgJobe CaesarTwo weeks after 19-year-old Jobe Caesar, a Guyanese footballer, was sentenced to six months imprisonment for wounding a Police Officer, the charge along with an armed robbery charge were dismissed against him by Magistrate Faith McGusty.Jobe Caesar was accused of relieving a mobile phone from Jennifer Validum on November 25, 2018. At the time, he was armed with a gun.It was further alleged that on the same day and at the same location, he damaged a motor car valued at $3.5 million, property of Jennifer Validum.Caesar had denied both charges and was on trial before Principal Magistrate Faith McGusty.However, when the matters were called on Thursday, the Virtual Complainant told the Court that she does not wish to proceed with the matters, hence, the Magistrate dismissed both matters against the defendant.On June 14, Senior Magistrate Dylon Bess sentenced Caesar to six months behind bars after finding him guilty of wounding a Police Officer.It is alleged that on September 3, 2018 at East Ruimveldt, he unlawfully and maliciously wounded Kerry Joseph.The Magistrate had ruled that after going through the entirety of the evidence, he was satisfied beyond a reasonable doubt that Caesar committed the offence. Hence, he was sentenced to six months behind bars.According to information, on the day in question, Joseph, who is a Police Corporal, reportedly went to the home of his girlfriend and saw the woman in Caesar’s arms.It was reported that Caesar attacked the officer and dealt him a punch to his face. He then snatched the officer’s service revolver and pointed it at him.However, the officer, being fearful for his life, left and reported the matter to the East Ruimveldt Police Outpost.An investigation was then carried out and the defendant was arrested and later charged with the offence.last_img read more

January 11

Ice Dogs tonight

first_imgMatchup: The Ice Dogs (15-26-3) dropped the first of a big three-game set in Utah (18-24-4), 4-2, on Wednesday. While the loss sent the Ice Dogs seven points off the pace for the eighth and final playoff spot in the Northern Conference, the win allowed the Grizzlies to leapfrog Victoria for eighth place. The next two games against Utah will be paramount for Long Beach and its playoff quest. After this weekend, the Ice Dogs will have only 20 games left to make their final push, and if they can’t make up some ground and get too far behind now, the season will be over. If the Ice Dogs are to be successful against Utah, they will have to find a way to shut down Grizzlies star Ryan Kinasewich, who had a goal and three assists Wednesday and has basically been a thorn for L.B. all season. The Ice Dogs made what could be a key addition before Wednesday’s game, signing former second-round NHL pick Igor Pohanka, a big and skilled forward. – Dave Werstine Ice Dogs vs. Utah Grizzlies Site: E Center Faceoff: 6 p.m. TV/Radio: None 160Want 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

January 10

Southampton’s Premier League spot not safe yet, says Hughes

first_img0Shares0000Southampton manager Mark Hughes celebrates his side’s Premier League victory against Swansea © AFP / Geoff CADDICKLONDON, United Kingdom, May 9 – Mark Hughes refuses to accept Southampton are safe yet despite almost guaranteeing their Premier League future by winning at relegation rivals Swansea.Manolo Gabbiadini’s 72nd-minute winner — four minutes after the Italian striker had come on as a substitute — pushed Swansea towards the Premier League trapdoor and confirmed West Brom’s relegation. It leaves Southampton on 36 points, three above Swansea and with a superior goal difference (nine goals better) ahead of Sunday’s final game, at home to champions Manchester City.Swansea are at home to already relegated Stoke on the final day.“Those celebrations shouldn’t be misinterpreted,” said Hughes, who was so caught up in the joyful post-match scenes with his players and staff that he failed to indulge in the customary post-match handshake with his Swansea counterpart Carlos Carvalhal.“They were emotion as a consequence of winning this key game.“We had to win and we understood that and it wasn’t that we were celebrating staying up because there is still an issue to be resolved in that regard.“There is a little bit of a cushion but we are playing Man City and we have to be careful. If there is one team in this league who have the capability of scoring a lot of goals, it’s Man City.”Southampton have now taken seven points from their past three games and Hughes felt the pre-match row over Southampton’s cancelled Swansea hotel booking had worked in their favour.The players had ended up staying 35 miles (56 kilometres) away after their booking in Swansea city centre was cancelled because of a “virus” at the Marriott Hotel.Hughes had expressed his anger over the cancellation in a TV interview before kick-off after the Saints squad had completed the final 100 metres of the journey on foot to ensure they were not held up entering the stadium.“I’m not for one minute suggesting Swansea had anything to do with that,” Hughes said of the hotel row.“Maybe it was over-zealous Swansea fans in positions to affect our hotel booking. But those things you can use to your own benefit as a motivating factor.”Swansea’s best chance of survival now seems to rest on overcoming Stoke and hoping Huddersfield lose their final two games, at Chelsea on Wednesday and at home to Arsenal on Sunday.Were that to happen, Swansea would finish above Huddersfield on goal difference.“It’s horrible not to depend on ourselves,” said Swansea boss Carvalhal. “Let’s see what will happen (at Chelsea).“If we still believe then we can stay (in the Premier League), we must do our part on the weekend and win the game. After that, we can wait that a kind of miracle can happen.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

January 3

Will Amazon threaten iTunes?

first_imgBy Jessica Mintz THE ASSOCIATED PRESS SEATTLE – Inc. launched its much-anticipated digital music store Tuesday, a move analysts say represents the first hint of real competition for Apple Inc.’s market-leading iTunes. Amazon MP3, as the new section of the Web retailer’s site is called, currently stocks nearly 2.3million songs, all without copy-protection technology. Shoppers can buy and download individual songs or entire albums. The tracks can be copied to multiple computers, burned onto CDs and played on most types of PCs and portable devices, including the iPod and Microsoft Corp.’s Zune. Songs cost 89 cents to 99cents each, and albums sell for $5.99 to $9.99. Major music labels Universal Music Group and EMI Music have signed on to sell their tracks on Amazon, as have thousands of independent labels. The company said several labels are selling their artists’ music without copy protection for the first time on the Amazon store, including Alison Krauss on Rounder Records and Ani Difranco on Righteous Babe Records. Shares of Amazon rose 89 cents to close at $93.48 Tuesday. 160Want 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

January 3

On-loan Man United midfielder hails new boss

first_img1 New Aston Vilkla manager Tim Sherwood Manchester United midfielder Tom Cleverley says new manager Tim Sherwood has had an immediate impact at his loan club Aston Villa.The relegation battlers suffered two defeats in Sherwood’s first two games but then beat West Brom twice in a week in league and cup competitions.“As a man he’s approachable and easy to talk to – he’s a good guy. He’s fitted right in here. Football-wise, we know exactly what he wants from us. There’s no grey areas for the boys,” Cleverley said.“He’s got us playing well. And he’s got enormous passion for what he’s doing here. We see it every day and the fans see it on match day. Everyone likes to see that enthusiasm and energy on the sidelines and in training. I certainly do.“When we score a goal, it’s what we have been working on all week – so why not celebrate? It’s good to see that passion on the sidelines. Everyone is reading off the same page. And he’s lifted the place definitely.”last_img read more

December 27

Public pension outlook gloomy

first_imgSANTA BARBARA – A panel of investment experts drew a grim picture of public employee pension plans Saturday, saying a mix of new debt, higher taxes or cuts in government service may be needed to shore up accounts that in some cases are underfunded by billions of dollars. At the same time, a new federal accounting rule will require local and state governments for the first time to show the actual costs of other benefits promised to retirees, primarily for health care. Complying with that rule, which takes effect in December, is expected to show that the pay-as-you-go method traditionally used by governments has left many of them with huge unfunded liabilities. In California, those liabilities are in the tens of billions of dollars. Questioning the funding of public employee pensions and other retiree benefits should be a major story for media companies, said Dan McAllister, San Diego County’s treasurer-tax collector. “It affects their pocketbooks and the services their government provides to them,” said Wingard, who sat on a panel that included a public finance attorney and several experts in municipal finance. Funding problems can be attributed to overly generous promises, poor investment returns and less-than-required contributions made by the plan sponsors, according to information provided by McAllister. In some cases, governments have had to double or triple payments to underfunded worker retirement plans. Some entities had not made contributions in years. The recession and bear market of 2000-02 dropped revenue by as much as 40 percent in many pension systems, he said. A separate but similar issue will start coming to light at the end of this year, when a rule issued by the Government Accounting Standards Board takes effect. The accounting rule – referred to in investment circles as GASB45 – requires all state and local governments that provide so-called “other post-employment benefits” to start reporting their actual costs. The largest of those benefits by far is health insurance and prescription medication, but they also can include life insurance and long-term care. Initial studies done in anticipation of the requirement have shown some government retiree benefit funds are woefully underfunded. In California, a legislative analyst’s report earlier this year estimated the state’s liability for unfunded retiree health care will range from $40 billion to $70 billion. That represents paying the full amount already earned by current and past state employees. Making it up translates into an annual contribution of $6 billion: $2 billion for the value of benefits earned by current employees; and $4 billion to pay off the unfunded liability over 30 years. The accounting rule does not require governments to fund those liabilities, only to report them. Still, the bond ratings for state and local governments that fail to create a long-term funding plan are likely to suffer, said Parry Young, a credit analyst with Standard & Poor’s. Such a move drives up the cost of borrowing, a scenario that has implications for budgets and spending. Governments have a number of options to address the issue, including renegotiating benefits with unions, increasing contributions from employees, raising taxes, taking on riskier investments in the hope of higher returns or selling bonds to finance the costs.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE11 theater productions to see in Southern California this week, Dec. 27-Jan. 2“This is really pension D-Day,” he said, speaking to newspaper executives attending the annual conference of the California Society of Newspaper Editors and The Associated Press News Executives Council. The city of San Diego has been the example when problems arise for poorly funded pensions. A combination of underfunding that city’s pension system while enhancing benefits for retirees left it with a $1.4 billion deficit. The debacle trashed the city’s credit rating, cost some politicians their jobs and sparked federal and state investigations into former city officials and members of the pension board. News organizations must be aggressive in pointing out the potential for similar problems in local and state governments throughout the country, said Laura Wingard, local government editor at the San Diego Union-Tribune. Readers, she said, want to know about those issues. last_img read more

December 22

Donegal League: All the reports, results and fixtures

first_imgDONEGAL JUNIOR LEAGUEREPORTSSunday 13th November 2016Brian Mc Cormick Sports Premier DivisionKilmacrennan Celtic 3 Convoy Arsenal 2Milford United 3 Rathmullan Celtic 1Milford battled back from the loss of an early goal to take the spoils in the Moss Road derby which was reversed to the Flagpole Field this afternoon. Eoin Sheridan put Rathmullan ahead early on but Milford were quickly back on terms through Kyle Black. Cathal Mc Gettigan’s header put Michael Deeney’s team in front and another header from Johnny Logue early in the second half secured the win. The Hoops pushed mightily hard to find a way back but were denied by an excellent Caolan Mc Gettigan save the woodwork and some poor finishing by their standards. Three points and the derby-day bragging rights for Milford then after a well contested and sporting game. Referee: Liam Mc Laughlin. Lagan Harps 2 St. Catherines 2Lagan and St Catherines shared the points in a close fought encounter in Orchard Park. Lagan went close on five minutes when Gavin Mc Glanaghey headed a Michael Doherty free just wide. Mc Glanaghey then went close again from a narrow angle. St Catherines took the lead on ten minutes when Ryan Cunningham seized on hesitancy in the Lagan defence to fire home. Lagan responded and when Chris Toner flicked a corner back, Mark Graham’s shot was cleared off the line. Mark wasn’t to be denied and got on the end of a flowing move with Michael Doherty and Kenny Doran involved, to equalise on forty minutes .Michael Doherty struck the crossbar from a free right on halftime. Catherines went close on fifty six minutes when Daniel Breslin spun sharply and struck the crossbar. Breslin was then denied by a good save from Damien Mc Fadden as Catherines pressed again. Paul Mc Fadden restored Catherines’ lead when he bundled home after Lagan failed to clear. Lagan equalised on eighty minutes. Michael Doherty had a great run and his cross was turned in by an unfortunate defender. Lagan had a chance to win it in the final minutes when Frank Mc Brearty found Gavin Mc Glanaghey with a great pass. Unfortunately he scuffed his shot wide. All in all a draw was a fair result. For Lagan Barry O’Donnell, Ronan Gibson and Michael Doherty were best. For St Catherines Ryan Cunningham, Oran Mc Guinness and Daniel Breslin stood out. Referee was Joe Mc Hugh.Temple Domestic Appliances Division OneGweedore Celtic 3 Cappry Rovers 1This match was played at the Screaban in blustery conditions. The Celts started brightest and took the lead through Tommy Diver when he nodded home a long throw in from Odhran Mac Niallais. Odhran was again the provider on 40 minutes when he threaded a ball through to Colin Ferry who doubled the advantage. Cappry had a man sent off late in the 1st half however they started to crank up the pressure on the Screaban men in the 2nd half and were unlucky not to pull one back after Christopher Sweeney pulled off a great save from a spot kick. Shortly after they reduced the deficit when Ronan McHugh finished after being put through on goal. Late on in the game the Screaban men secured the 3 points when Tommy Diver scored his second when he volleyed into the top corner from well outside the area to make it 3-1.The Celts held on for the win as Rovers lost their first game of the season. Great team performance from Gweedore. Referee: Kevin Logue.Glenree United 1 Bonagee United 4The home side took the lead in the 35th minute when Danny Langan curled a fine free kick into the top corner . Both keepers had relatively little to do in the first half but that changed in the 2nd half when John Cunningham had to lift the ball out of his net four times. Goals in the 59th minute from Ryan Coyle, Noel Gillespie with a fine header in 65th minute, a Glenree OG in the 75th minute and the fourth coming in the 87th minute from 40 yards from Declan Brown. A good team performance from the visitors in the second half proved to be vital.CT Ball Division TwoCranford United 2 Kerrykeel ’71 F.C. 2Kerrykeel started the game on top and had a number of chances before taking the lead through Jimmy Coyle on 20 minutes. Cranford then had some half chances just before half time. After the break both times were creating chances and on 60 minutes Donal Callaghan soared highest to score from a corner to put Kerrykeel two up. This kicked Cranford into life, creating a number of great chances. Cranford got one back with a neat finish from Joe Gallagher from inside the box. Cranford pushed hard and Brendan Giles won a penalty which Andrew Kelly converted to make 2-2. With the last kick of game Dale Mc Fadden broke free but the Kerrykeel keeper pulled off great save. Ballybofey United 2 Drumkeen United 1League Leaders Ballybofey United welcomed near neighbours Drumkeen United to Finnside for this CT Ball Division 2 encounter. The home side took a first half lead when Brian Lafferty Jnr. netted after been set up by Damien Glackin inside the opening ten minutes. The lead lasted well into the second half when the ever dangerous Peter Mc Namee shot past Chris Patton to level the scoreline. Drumkeen were then struck a blow when they were reduced to ten men, having used all their subs, losing a player through injury. Ballybofey were now too strong for the visitors and Lafferty was again on hand to head home when Glackin crossed the ball into the six yard box after good work along the left hand touchline by Gavin Doherty. Referee: James Malseed.Lifford Celtic 3 Whitestrand United 1Lifford started bright in this game and should’ve gone in front on 5 minutes from a great free kick from David Gethins. Lifford did go one up after 10 minutes when a great ball from Daniel Lindsay played in Jason Mc Brearty and the striker kept his cool to chip the keeper from 20 yards out. David Gethins then played a ball into the box on 30 minutes and striker Hamilton headed just over under pressure. Lifford piled on the pressure and went close again when Matthew Carlin played in Mc Brearty but with the angle against him he fired just wide. Whitestrand started the 2nd half well and forced Lifford keeper Dylan Early into a fantastic save on 50 minutes. The hard work paid off for an improved Whitestrand on 55 minutes after a nice move in the middle caught out Lifford’s defence and Kevin Mc Carry finished into the bottom corner to level the game. This sparked Lifford into life and the home side were soon in front again when James Connolly fired past the keeper after a nice pass from Matthew Carlin. Lifford sealed the points on 75 minutes when Connolly found the net again after Carlin won a tackle in midfield and sent him clear to finish into the bottom corner. This was a hard earned three points for Lifford on a heavy pitch. Jason Mc Brearty was excellent for Lifford, team performance from Whitestrand.SATURDAY REPORTSSaturday 12th November 2016Glencar Inn Saturday DivisionStrand Rovers 0 Arranmore United 1Strand welcomed rivals Arranmore to Strand Park looking to avenge a defeat they suffered earlier in the season. From the start both teams fought tooth and nail. Both teams had early chances but were unable to take advantage to them. Arranmore began to take control and were rewarded when Paul Early scored after a quick counter attack. The second half was only two minutes old when Brendan Glackin came close to scoring but for a great save by John Greene. Strand continued to press looking to level the scores but a combination of good defending and bad luck kept them at bay. Brendan Brennan sent the ball just wide in the dying minutes which summed up the game for Strand who were disappointed to loose. Arranmore will be happy with their win.Glencar Celtic 2 Orchard F.C. 2GARVAN GRIEVE’S penalty rescued a draw for Glencar Celtic in the top-of-the-table clash with Orchard at Flagpole Park. Grieve drilled past Tommy McLaughlin in the 68th minute to secure a share of the spoils and ensure that Glencar stay on the coat tails of Orchard who lead the way at the top of the League by a point.Joe McCarron’s penalty seven minutes earlier put Orchard in front after Gio Peoples had cancelled out the opening goal from Glencar’s Paddy Collins. Glencar took the lead when Collins superbly lobbed the advancing McLaughlin on 28 minutes after he was picked out by Grieve’s fine cross. Orchard levelled when Peoples wonderfully controlled Eddie Moore’s pass before firing to the roof of the net. Both teams pushed hard for a winner but none was forthcoming as defences and goalkeepers held firm and the leading sides had to be content to share the dividends.Fintown Harps 1 Drumbar F.C. 0Fintown won this match when they scored with only fifteen minutes remaining. Both sides had half chances throughout the match but neither could break the deadlock. It took a 25 yard pile-driver to separate the sides in the end.Saturday Reserve DivisionGlenree United Reserves 1 Castlefin Celtic Reserves 3The first 30 minutes of this encounter were electric with both sides applying pressure with nice dynamic football and forcing the keepers into action early in the match. It was Glenree who took the lead with 10 minutes left in the first half when Mc Groddy shook of his man and expertly placed the ball into the far side of the keeper’s net and led his team into the break one up. The second half was dominated by Castlefin as the home side struggled to find the form they had shown in the first half. 20 minutes into the second half after a flurry of chances Castlefin got a deserved equaliser.Castlefin took the lead with 70 minutes gone when the striker broke through the home side’s defence and drilled the ball past Glenree’s cameo keeper for the day “Karl Mc Ilinney” and into the net. Castlefin wrapped up the match with 15 minutes left when they broke from midfield on the counter attack. Best for Glenree: Sean Clyde, Cathal McGinley Jr., and Padraig Mac Ginty. Team Effort by Castlefin St. Catherines Reserves 2 Keadue Rovers Reserves 0Both teams lined out with a youthful look today and it was the youths of St. Catherines that shone the brightest in Emerald Park. Brandon MC Ginley scuffed his shot after breaking into the box on 12minutes but the ball fortunately broke to Callum Quinn who slotted home comfortably for the saints. It was a game of few chances and Keadue came close to equalising on the half hour after Shane Byrne, who had an impressive game for the visitors, shot wide. Just before half time Charlie Boyle, who ran himself into the ground all game, was barged over in the box and Seamus Mc Groary had no choice but point to the spot. A cool head in Rory Murray drove the penalty low and hard to give the home team a 2-0 lead at half time. Keadue pressed hard and had most of the procession in the second half, even striking the crossbar at one stage but could not find the elusive breakthrough.Donegal Town Reserves 0 Kilmacrennan Celtic Reserves 0Chances for both teams were few and far between throughout this stalemate. The first half was a battle of the midfields and the game remained scoreless at half time. The second half played out similar to the first. Gary Ward came closest to scoring for Donegal on 70 minutes but he was unlucky to see his shot slide wide of the post. Donegal were unlucky again not to open the scoring on 75 minutes, Ward’s wiped cross into the 6 yard box was headed just wide of the post by David Ted Bustard. Kilmacrennan will feel they were the stronger side for much of the second half but they failed to create any clear chances and Donegal remained resistant in defence.Cappry Rovers Reserves 2 Glenea United Reserves 2It was all go from the moment the whistle blew at Cappry Park. Benji O’Meara’s home side knew they had a tough challenge ahead against the league leaders, Glenea. Cappry got the game off to a good start putting plenty of pressure on the visitors and holding off any challenges to break through their back line. In the 22nd minute Cappry left back Darren Bonner took a free kick from outside the Glenea’s box and nailed it straight into the back of the net. In the final 15 minutes of the first half Glenea came back into the game dominating possession and with five minutes until the break managed to get a goal to level the score line. Both teams equally shared possession and chances. Conor and Shane Laverty controlled the midfield well while NP Mc Daid dazzled the opponents every time he possessed the ball. Cappry kept the pressure on and it paid off on the 60th minute when winger Shaun Bannigan put the home team ahead again with a right footed shot from inside the Glenea penalty area to make it 2-1. Glenea came back fighting and in the 64th minute were denied a goal thanks to a brilliant save from Cappry goalkeeper, Bari Duncan. The game continued with end to end action and in the 83rd minute, Glenea found the back of the net for the 2seond time to equalise. A very entertaining game with both teams putting in excellent performances.RESULTSSaturday 12th November 2016Glencar Inn Saturday DivisionStrand Rovers 0 v 1 Arranmore UnitedGlencar Celtic 2 v 2 Orchard F.C.Fintown harps 1 v 0 Drumbar F.C.Saturday Reserve DivisionGlenree United Reserves 1 v 3 Castlefin Celtic ReservesSt. Catherines Reserves 2 v 0 Keadue Rovers ReservesDonegal Town Reserves 0 v 0 Kilmacrennan Celtic ReservesCappry Rovers Reserves 2 v 2 Glenea United Reserves Sunday 13th November 2016Brian Mc Cormick Sports Premier DivisionKilmacrennan Celtic 3 v 2 Convoy ArsenalMilford United 3 v 1 Rathmullan CelticLagan Harps 2 v 2 St. CatherinesTemple Domestic Appliances Division OneGweedore Celtic 3 v 1 Cappry RoversGlenree United 1 v 4 Bonagee UnitedCT Ball Division TwoCranford United 2 v 2 Kerrykeel ’71 F.C.Ballybofey United 2 v 1 Drumkeen UnitedLifford Celtic 3 v 1 Whitestrand UnitedFIXTURESSaturday 19th November 2016 K.O. 2 p.m. (Unless Stated)Glencar Inn Saturday DivisionArranmore United v Orchard F.C. (K.O. 1 p.m.)Drumbar F.C. v Strand RoversDunlewey Celtic v Fintown Harps AFCSaturday Reserve DivisionSt. Catherines Reserves v Glenree United ReservesDonegal Town Reserves v Milford United ReservesGlenea United Reserves v Erne Wanderers ReservesKilmacrennan Celtic Reserves v Keadue Rovers ReservesSunday 20th November 2016 K.O. 2p.m. (Unless Stated)Brian Mc Cormick Sports Premier DivisionConvoy Arsenal v Kildrum TigersDrumoghill F.C. v Rathmullan CelticGlenea United v Lagan HarpsKilmacrennan Celtic v Milford UnitedCastlefin Celtic v St. CatherinesTemple Domestic Appliances Division OneBonagee United v Erne WanderersKeadue Rovers v Glenree UnitedDonegal Town v Gweedore UnitedCappry Rovers v Raphoe TownDeele Harps v Gweedore CelticCT Ball Division TwoWhitestrand United v Curragh AthleticCranford United v Eany CelticLifford Celtic v Letterbarrow CelticDunkineely Celtic v Drumkeen UnitedCopany Rovers v Ballybofey UnitedDonegal League: All the reports, results and fixtures was last modified: November 13th, 2016 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

December 17

Time to watch wheat for diseases

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest The cool, wet conditions that have been tough for planting corn and soybeans have been great for wheat growth and development. The conditions may also be setting up nicely for diseases, however.Wheat is starting to head out in some parts of Ohio and now is the time to keep a close eye on disease issues.“On average, it usually takes about five days from full head emergence (Feekes 10.5) to flowering, and flowering is usually over in about the same number of days. However, flowering could take a bit longer to occur and the flowering window could be much wider under cool conditions similar to those forecasted for the next week or so,” wrote Pierce Paul and Jorge David Salgado with Ohio State University Extension in a recent CORN Newsletter. “Once wheat begins to flower, scab and vomitoxin become our biggest concerns. It is therefore time for a refresher on head scab, and some useful tips to help you use the scab forecasting system to monitor the risk of this disease.“Scab develops best and the risk is highest when wet, humid weather conditions occur during flowering. These conditions favor the production of spore by the scab fungus, Fusarium graminearum, infection of the wheat heads, development of the disease, and production of vomitoxin. Scab not only affects wheat, it also affects barley and other small grains, causing significant grain yield and quality losses, particularly if the variety is susceptible and the right fungicide is not applied at the correct growth stage.”The challenge, of course, is that it is hard to scout ahead of time to monitor and treat head scab in wheat.“Unlike foliar diseases, you cannot wait until you see scab symptoms to make a fungicide application,” they said. “It usually takes two to three weeks for symptoms to develop; by that time it is too late to apply a fungicide. If it rains and you cannot apply the fungicide at the recommended flowering stage for wheat or heading for barley, you can still get good control with applications made about four to six days after the recommended time.”The scab risk tool at can be used to effectively monitor the risk for scab and as a guide for making fungicide application. The tool is currently showing that the risk is moderate to high in much of Ohio for wheat already flowering.While head scab is of greatest concern in wheat, it is not the only concern. Mark Apelt, a regional products specialist for Beck’s Hybrids, recently pointed out some other possible concerns for the wheat crop.“We are starting to see stripe rust enter several wheat fields in southern Ohio,” Apelt said. “The disease has progressed rapidly in some wheat fields due to the cooler temperatures we have been experiencing. Stripe rust thrives during temperatures in the mid-60s, which is exactly where our temperatures have been over the past few weeks. Stripe rust does not progress as rapidly at temperatures over 80 degrees.”In addition, the wheat spindle streak virus has also been found in Ohio.“This disease can also cause some yellowing on the leaves, but does not have the orange pustules that wheat stripe rust has. The disease also proliferates with cooler temperatures. Wheat spindle streak is a virus and cannot be controlled by fungicides. Warmer temperatures will stop the spread,” Apelt said.Another possible issue to watch for is an armyworm problem.“Although I have not seen any armyworms yet, there is still a chance that these may still become a problem. Consider using an insecticide if you decide to use fungicides for head scab or stripe rust. There were some significant captures of armyworm adults at the end of March and early to mid-April that could cause problems as the larvae continue to grow,” Apelt said. “The good news is that we have the potential for some very high-yielding wheat this year. We’ve had a lot of fall tillers, very little winter kill, and large head size from what I have seen. The cooler temperatures have also been beneficial as that is when wheat performs best. “last_img read more