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There’s a super Saturday of basketball in store this weekend as five derbies will open the Basketball Ireland Men’s Super League with a bang. Basketball Ireland Men’s Division One: Tradehouse Central Ballincollig v Limerick Celtics, Ballincollig CS, 16:00;LYIT Donegal v Abbey Seals Dublin Lions, LYIT, 16:00;LIT v UL Sports Eagles, Limerick IT Sportshall, 18:00;DBS Eanna v Bad Bobs Tolka Rovers, Colaiste Eanna, 19:00;Portlaoise Panthers v Scotts Lakers St Paul’s Killarney, St Mary’s Sports Hall, 20:00;KUBS BC v EJ Sligo All-Stars, KUBS Arena, Greendale, 20:00; Saturday 29th September 2018 Basketball Ireland Men’s Super League: UCD Marian v DCU Saints, UCD Sports Centre, Belfield, 16:00;Griffith College Swords Thunder v Pyrobel Killester, ALSAA-Dublin, 18:00;Neptune v UCC Demons, Neptune Stadium, 19:00;Moycullen v Maree, Kingfisher NUIG, 19:30;Garveys Tralee Warriors v Keanes Supervalu Killorglin, Tralee Sports Complex, 19:30;Templeogue v Belfast Star, Oblate Hall Inchicore, 20:00; “It’s taken a while, but we would like to believe we have done our business right and have earned the right to be back here. It is an extremely difficult start to the season for us playing against a team with so much fire power and a winning culture, with experienced players who know how to be successful at this level, so you would have to say Demons are the favourites going into this game. We have to be prepared to match their intelligence, they will have the physical edge but we have to find a way to get our strengths ahead of theirs if we are to have any chance.”Demons’ head coach, Colin O’Reilly added: “The summer has seen a lot of changes to our playing roster for various reasons. With that, brings the unknown as we try to build cohesion amongst a group that have not been together very long. We start the season with a very young group and will look to build performances week in week out.”The kingdom of Kerry will also play host to the first Super League Kerry derby of the season, with Garvey’s Tralee Warriors hosting newly-promoted Keane’s SuperValu Killorgin at the Complex in Tralee.“We are very excited for the coming Super League season and are really looking to build on the fantastic season we had last year,” said Killorglin head coach, Ignas Sijianus. “It’s even more exciting that our first ever Super League game for the club is a local derby against Tralee. We are expecting a baptism of fire, especially with the big crowd there. That said, we are ready for it.”It’s also derby day in Galway, with Moycullen preparing to host Maree in the Kingfisher, NUIG: “We’re obviously looking forward to the game and getting the season underway,” said Moycullen head coach, John Cunningham.“Maree have two Division One college imports this season which makes them a very different team. We played them at the weekend in the Donie Greene tournament, and while we came out on top, we saw enough to know Saturday will be a whole different challenge.”In Dublin meanwhile, there will be two big derbies, with reigning League champions, UCD Marian hosting DCU Saints on Saturday afternoon. The game has the earlier tip off time of 4pm, while Griffith College Swords Thunder will go face-to-face with last year’s League runners-up Pyrobel Killester. The final game of the weekend will see Templeogue host Belfast Star at Oblate Hall on Saturday evening.Over in the Men’s Division One meanwhile, there are a number of big fixtures ahead, including two top of the table clashes, one in each conference. In the northern conference, newcomers Bad Bobs Tolka Rovers will be hoping that they can keep their winning streak intact as they travel across the Liffey to DBS Éanna who are also unbeaten.“We’re really looking forward to playing Éanna this weekend,” said Tolka’s Emmet Geoghegan. “These are the types of games you want to be involved in. Éanna have been very efficient in their play so far, they are shooting a great percentage, particularly from behind the arc. Heading into their gym, with them playing so well, will be an interesting challenge. We’ve started slowly in our opening games, and have only played to our potential in periods. If we can address this some way this weekend, I hope it will put us in a good position. Either way, I’m expecting an exciting and tough game.”In the southern conference, Tradehouse Central Ballincollig and Limerick Celtics will go head-to-head in Cork, with both teams sitting 4-0 after the opening few weeks of the season.“We are looking forward to Saturday’s big game,” said Ballincollig boss, Kieran O’Sullivan. “It’s important that we come out with intensity from the start, we are expecting a big crowd so it should be interesting.”Another Limerick derby is also in store this weekend, this time with LIT hosting UL Sports Eagles on Saturday evening. Basketball Ireland Fixtures: September 28-30thFriday 28th September 2018 Basketball Ireland Men’s Division One: IT Carlow Basketball v WIT Vikings, Barrow Centre-IT Carlow, 20:00; Cork fans will be in a for a treat as, after a three-year break, one of the biggest rivalries in Irish basketball will be back on display as newly-promoted Neptune host neighbours UCC Demons in the opening game of the season. The fixture is even more interesting with the move of Lehmon Colbert from Demons to Neptune this season, and looking ahead to the game, Neptune head coach, Paul Kelleher stated: “It’s an exciting time for the club to be back at Super League level. It’s also great for Cork basketball. Sunday 30th September 2018 Basketball Ireland Men’s Division One: GameFootage.net Titans v Ulster University Elks, The Jes, 15:30;print WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Email
The Editor,Youth unemployment is a major threat to the peace and stability of our country, but yet those clowns in the senate are busy passing a legislation that would kill jobs for our young people. How dumb is that?? (Re “Decent Work Bill Sails at the Senate”)This so called Decent Work Bill, setting the minimum wage at US$3.50 a day for domestic workers and US$5.50 for other skilled workers, is nothing but a job killer!By the way, I’d like to know how our senators arrived at those numbers (US$3.50 and $5.50). Did they use some sophisticated math equation? Or was it divine revelation, or the average price of Senator Ninny Karnga-Lawrence’s bad hair perm? Regardless of how they got those numbers ($3.50 and $5.50), the Decent Work Bill should be renamed the Harmful Work Bill because it harms our youths!The law of demand (economics) tells you that, the higher the price of something, the less people will take it, and the lower the price, the more people will take it. It applies to EVERYTHING, including the labor wages for low skilled workers (mostly young people)! There are no known exceptions to the law of demand!So why did our economically illiterate senators take upon themselves to pass a bill that would increase the wage of a maid from US$50 per month (current market rate) to US$70 per month??Because, according to the Bill, it would give economically vulnerable Liberians the ability to exercise “their rights at work”. Really…. can someone tell me “what are their rights at work”?? Where is Senator Ninny Karnga-Lawrence when you need her?Hey Senator, exactly what part of the Constitution gives the legislature the “right (s)” to force one Liberian (employer) to pay another Liberian (employee) more than what he or she worth? Please..there is no such “right (s)” in the Constitution!Look. If someone offers you a job, at U$50 a month, to provide maid services for him or her, and you think your maid service is WORTH more than that ($50 a month), you don’t have to take the damn job. I repeat: You. Don’t. Have. To. Take. The. Damn. Job. You’re free to go find someone who’s willing to pay you US$70 or more. I’m sure Senator Ninny Karnga Lawrence and her colleagues (13 senators) will be more than happy to you more than that!But what do you think will happen after this Decent Work Bill becomes law and forces ALL employers to pay their domestic workers US$70, instead of US$50? Do you think they will still have a job? Don’t bet your rent money on it…Why?Because most employers, like normal people, are responsive to changes in price. Higher labor costs will cause many of them to lay off their domestic workers!But hey, don’t worry. As the price of maid services jumps from US$50 to US$70!, and people start laying off their maids, Senator Ninny Kargar-Lawrence and her colleagues (13 senators) will take another 5 years to pass another legislation prohibiting people from laying off their nannies!!! It’d called the Nanny Must Work Bill..How cool is that?In the meantime, can Senator Ninny Karngar-Lawrence tell me what will happen to those ALL low skilled workers (domestic workers) who will lose their job because they’ve become too expensive for their employers??Oh, one more question, Senator: Which one is better, a job at US$50 per month or NO job at US$70 per month? Simple math here, Senator. Pick one. Oh wait, I forgot, math is not her area!!!It is not rocket science to conclude that when prices rise, people adjust their behavior by purchasing less. So when the cost (wages) of hiring low-skilled Liberians go up, jobs are lost! Don’t be surprised if you see more and more young hoodlums roaming the streets, after this Decent Work Bill become law!This decent Work Bill is not only economically disastrous, but it’s also disastrous for our democracy!Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
0Shares0000Max Verstappen won his seventh career Grand Prix on Sunday © AFP/File / Andrej ISAKOVICHOCKENHEIM, Germany, Jul 29 – Max Verstappen wrote off his own chances of a driver’s championship win on Monday despite his second victory for Red Bull in three races in the tumultuous German Grand Prix.The 21-year-old Dutchman said, despite a nightmare weekend, Mercedes and Lewis Hamilton, who is 63 points ahead of him, remained favourites to take both the constructors’ and the drivers’ titles again. “Close the gap?” he said.“I don’t know. They are so (many) miles ahead in the championship. It’s still a lot, isn’t it? It’s more than two victories and they are still the dominant team.”Hamilton’s gift-wrapped two points for being promoted to ninth after time penalties for the Alfa Romeos lifted him 41 points clear of Mercedes team-mate Valtteri Bottas in the drivers’ championship with Verstappen third, a further 22 adrift, at the half way point in the 21-race season.“We managed to do a good job in this race, but we still have to work very hard to close that gap and actually to fight, really, for the victory at every race. So, there’s still a lot of work to do.”Red Bull proved on Sunday they are ready for the scrap with a dazzling display of pit-stop skill and speed, including one – of five for Verstappen – that was the fastest ever in Formula One.Red Bull had set a record at the British Grand Prix when they pitted Pierre Gasly in 1.90 seconds, replacing all four wheels in that time.In Hockenheim they exceeded that by servicing Verstappen in 1.88 seconds.Such speed has boosted the team’s confidence and given them a sense of momentum in their pursuit of Mercedes and Ferrari.But it was not the only record-breaking feat in an extraordinary and chaotic race.Robert Kubica, who was elevated to 10th following the Alfa Romeos’ penalties, scored his first point in F1 for eight years since the 2010 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix. It was also the Williams team’s first point of the season.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)
1 Ahead of the 2018 World draw, FIFA have unveiled the official poster for the tournament.WHEN IS THE WORLD CUP DRAW? DATES AND TIME REVEALEDDesigned by Russian artist Igor Gurovich it features Lev Yashin, the legendary Soviet goalkeeper, as the central figure.Yashin played in four FIFA World Cups – 1958, 1962, 1966 and 1970 – and is the only goalkeeper to win the Ballon d’Or, which he was awarded in 1963. Introducing the official #WorldCup poster for Russia 2018! pic.twitter.com/91OTD6SYOq— FIFA World Cup 🏆 (@FIFAWorldCup) November 28, 2017 https://talksport.com/football/fifa-release-poster-world-cup-2018-russia-featuring-lev-yashin-171128263634 There is definitely a retro feel to this year’s World Cup with a number of football kits harking back to classic designs, while the Adidas football evokes memories of the 1970 competition.
NEWPORT BEACH – A man awaiting trial on two murder cases, including that of a couple thrown alive into the sea before their yacht was stolen, denied Monday soliciting the deaths of two witnesses, including his father. Skylar Deleon, 27, entered his plea before Orange County Superior Court Judge Craig Robison, who set an Oct. 6 preliminary hearing on the witness-murder solicitation charges. The former child actor, who appeared as an extra in the “Power Rangers” television series, wiped away tears during the court proceeding. The Long Beach resident was charged Friday with soliciting the slayings of his father, John Jacobson, and his first-cousin, Mike Lewis. 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 MOREPhotos: At LA County Jail, Archbishop José H. Gomez celebrates Christmas Mass with inmatesHe is alleged to have asked a fellow inmate in January 2005 to kill Jacobson, who is scheduled to be a witness in his son’s Jan. 29 trial for allegedly killing 57-year-old retired probation officer Thomas Hawks and his 47-year-old wife, Jackie. Also charged with murder in that case are Deleon’s wife, Jennifer Henderson Deleon, and another man, John F. Kennedy, 40, of Long Beach. The Arizona couple were never seen again after departing on a test run for a prospective buyer of their 55-foot cabin cruiser, Well Deserved, on Nov. 29, 2004. Prosecutors allege the couple were handcuffed, tied to an anchor and dumped into the ocean. Two others, Alonso Machain, 22, of Pico Rivera, and Myron Gardner, 42, of Long Beach are also charged in connection with the slayings, but their cases are severed. Machain provided to police testimony used against Deleon in connection with the Hawkses’ deaths.
“They have said publicly that our bid was highly professional, and they still believe that,” Sanders added. During the meeting, the delegation made a detailed review of the bid package city officials submitted in June and left a 75-page questionnaire that must be filled out by September. After the questionnaire, the USOC will ask for a bid book from the cities it wants to continue in the process. The books will detail a variety of issues and are similar to the ones provided to the International Olympic Committee during the final selection for host cities. The USOC is expected to make a decision by the end of the year if it will support a bid for the 2016 Olympics, and it will announce its city of choice by March. The International Olympic Committee will choose the host city for the 2016 games in 2009. The 2008 Olympics are planned for Beijing, and the 2012 Games set for London. L.A. hosted the Olympics in 1932 and 1984, and civic leaders hope those successful games will convince the USOC that the region deserves a third Olympics. “We would want nothing more than to set the stage for individuals from all over the world to showcase their talents and abilities,” Villaraigosa said in a statement. “And after today’s meeting, we still remain very hopeful that is a possibility. This meeting was another step in the process in our quest to (be the) host city of the 2016 Games.” email@example.com (213) 978-0390160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! With the potential nominees down to three, a team representing the U.S. Olympic Committee spent 2 1/2 hours Friday scrutinizing Los Angeles’ bid to host the 2016 Olympics. Meeting with Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa and key members of the Southern California Committee for the Olympic Games, the USOC delegation critiqued the city’s facilities and finances to try to boost its bid to host the Summer Games a third time. “We had a very cordial meeting and a good constructive working session,” said Barry Sanders, head of the Southern California Committee for the Olympic Games. “We feel committed to going forward and we’re excited. We anticipate proceeding right up to the point that they tell us no.” Los Angeles was the final stop for a three-person team from the USOC that included experts on venues and finance as well as Bob Ctvrtlik, the committee’s vice president for international relations. The USOC met earlier this week with representatives from Chicago and San Francisco for similar critiques. Ctvrtlik told the Associated Press on Thursday that the meetings are designed to give detailed feedback and help craft the best possible bid. He said he and the two consultants would be concrete and critical when they sat down with all three cities. Sanders declined to discuss the delegation’s comments, but said the USOC considers L.A.’s bid the most complete because the region already has most of the modern sports facilities required.
Masses will be celebrated at 9 a.m., 11 a.m., 1 p.m., 5 p.m. and 6 p.m. Saturday, and at 7, 8, 9, 10 and 11 a.m., noon, 1 and 5 p.m. Sunday. Other events are also planned for this weekend: PALMDALE – The inaugural Rubber Ducky Race on Saturday will put thousands of toy ducks on the water at the DryTown Water Park to raise money for the Palmdale Public Library Foundation and the Antelope Valley Boys & Girls Club. Ducks are available at $5 each until 9 a.m. The race is expected to start about 9:30 or 10 a.m. Gates will open at 8 a.m. Saturday at the water park, on Avenue S at 40th Street East. The Sunrise Rotary Club will serve a pancake breakfast and entertainment will be provided until noon. Entertainment will include the Palmdale High School choral group, the Antelope Valley High School Mix It Up dancers, the Highland High School fencing team and the Highland High School jazz band. Fire and law enforcement vehicles will be on display, youngsters can participate in High Five for Fitness contests, and free blood pressure checks will be available. First prize in the duck race is a 37-inch high-definition flat-screen television set, and second prize is a 32-inch television. Other prizes include a three-day trip to Lake Tahoe or Palmdale Springs, gift certificates and a dinner party. Also planned for the weekend are: ROSAMOND – The 30th annual William Ketchum Memorial Armed Forces Appreciation Parade, with bands, floats, military vehicles and youth groups, will begin at 10 a.m. Saturday and travel down Diamond Street to Glendower Park, where there will be a festival. Visitors should arrive early because Rosamond Boulevard, from the Antelope Valley Freeway to Sierra Highway, will be closed about 8:30 a.m. The festival will run from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at the park on Glendower Street north of Rosamond Boulevard. There will be food vendors, a car show , games for kids, music and a display of military vehicles and weapons.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! VALYERMO – Benedictine monks will host thousands of visitors this weekend at their Valyermo abbey for music, art and food, while a parade salutes military personnel in Rosamond and rubber ducks race for charity in Palmdale. The 49th annual Valyermo Fall Festival will run from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday and 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday at St. Andrew’s Abbey on Valyermo Road at Fort Tejon Road. Parking is $5, but admission is free. Patrons can buy honey and olive oil produced by the monks, as well as art and handicrafts, including ceramic plaques in whimsical religious designs for which the abbey is noted. Plaque designer the Rev. Maur van Doorslaer will be available to autograph his work. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREThe Christmas Truce of 1914 proved that peace is possibleCafeterias, restaurants and booths will provide food ranging from hamburgers, chicken and ribs to Filipino, Mexican and Chinese cuisine. Used books, DVDs, videocassettes, tapes and phonograph records will be on sale. The Palmdale-based Nuns for Fun vocal group will perform at 2:30 p.m. both days. The Antelope Valley Jazz Band will perform at 12:15 p.m. and an Elvis impersonator at 4 p.m. Saturday. Bump City will perform at 12:15 p.m. and Scott Wood at 4 p.m. Sunday. The monastery dates to 1956, when missionaries expelled from China by the communist government bought Hidden Springs Ranch in the San Gabriel Mountains’ northern foothills. The monks host religious retreats, hold conferences and workshops, teach at colleges and assist at Antelope Valley parishes. The abbey’s fall festival draws more than 25,000 people.
Mr Taaffee imposed a 12-month community order on both defendants, ordering them to carry out 180 hours of unpaid work, and banned them from driving for two years.The judge told them both: “You are extremely fortunate to be here today.“You had been drinking and have been involved in a road traffic collision that could have led to death.”He said: “You are both intelligent and talented young men who have brought shame upon yourselves, your family, your profession and your club.”Prosecutor Marianne Connally earlier told the court both players were driving home at about 11.30pm following a night out at the Joiner’s Arms pub in Derby.Ms Connally said Lawrence’s vehicle went into the rear of Bennett’s car, causing some damage.She said Lawrence’s car then went across a roundabout and collided with ‘street furniture’.The prosecutor said a paramedic crew witnessed the crash ‘entirely by chance’ and came to the aid of two passengers left at the scene in Lawrence’s vehicle as the defendants fled.One man was treated for facial injuries at the roadside. statement Pep Guardiola gives Man City injury update and talks Christmas schedule stalemate PEP TALK Chelsea fan arrested for allegedly racially abusing Heung-min Son Top scorer in 2019: Messi, Mbappe and Sterling trailing Europe’s top marksman appointed Tony Cascarino backs Everton to sign two strikers for Carlo Ancelotti In a video posted on social media, 23-year-old Bennett was seen vomiting into a urinal Derby County footballers Tom Lawrence and Mason Bennett have been banned from driving and forced to carry out 180 hours of unpaid work.The duo were told they could go to prison after admitting charges of drink-driving at court.Wales midfielder Lawrence and Bennett, the forward, were detained by police after a crash involving a Range Rover Sport and a Mercedes on the A6 near Allestree, Derby, shortly before midnight on September 24. Bennett left in his own car before the pair returned to the scene about 45 minutes later and were arrested by police, the prosecutor said.Lucy Whitaker, defending Bennett, said at one point in the night her client had a Jagerbomb shot bought for him which made him sick.Ms Whitaker said her client was driving ‘perfectly normally’ on the way home and it was a ‘complete shock’ to him when a car went into the back of him at the Burley Hill roundabout, near Allestree.Ms Whitaker said: ‘He did then panic.’She said that, after he left the scene, he got a call from Lawrence asking him to pick him up from a garage and they returned to the roundabout.Shaun Draycott, representing Lawrence, said references – including from Wales manager Ryan Giggs – testified to his client being a ‘decent young man who behaved out of character’.Mr Draycott said: ‘He damaged his vehicle, he damaged somebody else, he damaged his own reputation.’He said Lawrence had become ‘quite dependent’ on alcohol since the death of his mother, to whom he was very close.He said his mother’s death ‘has impacted greatly on this young man’s psychological health.’Earlier this month, Championship club Derby fined the pair the ‘equivalent of six weeks’ wages’ and condemned them for bringing the club into disrepute following the ‘alcohol-related incident’ on September 24.One of the passengers, who was believed to be in Lawrence’s vehicle, was Rams club captain Richard Keogh.He suffered a serious injury in the incident and has been sidelined for the rest of the season. Spurs investigation into alleged racial abuse of Rudiger is so far ‘inconclusive’ rookie error LATEST FOOTBALL NEWS SnapChat/ Tom Huddlestone Steve Round reveals how Mikel Arteta convinced him to join Arsenal staff Strugglers Wigan hold Blackburn to goalless draw in Championship Liverpool transfer news live: Mbappe latest, Lille star wants to join Reds in future LATEST on target targets Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ latest update 1 Ian Holloway thinks Arsenal have made a mistake in hiring Mikel Arteta Mason Bennett, 23, of Whaley Thorns near Mansfield and Tom Lawrence, 25, of Duffield have both been charged with driving whilst over the prescribed limit for alcohol. They will appear at Southern Derbyshire Magistrates’ Court on Tuesday 15th October. https://t.co/Uhlac0157m— Derbyshire Roads Policing Unit (@DerbyshireRPU) September 25, 2019Both players admitted drink-driving and failing to stop at the scene of an accident when they appeared at Derby Magistrates Court on Tuesday.Lawrence, 25, recorded a breath test reading of 58 microgrammes per 100ml and Bennett, 23, recorded a level of 64. The legal limit is 35.District Judge Jonathan Taaffee told the players that, as passengers were in the cars and the defendants left the scene, all options remained open, including a prison sentence.He said: “I have to consider whether a custodial sentence is merited”.The court heard from a probation officer, who said Lawrence had told her he thought he would lose his job if he were jailed.She said he also said he thought prison would ‘mess with his head’.A second probation officer said ‘Bennett was ‘extremely concerned about the prospect of a custodial sentence’.She said the player told her he thought he would struggle with prison and worried about the effect it would have on his four-year-old daughter.