first_imgThe annual Mash-ramani costume and float parade in New Amsterdam, Berbice is set for Sunday, March 3 and from all indications the municipality is taking full advantage.Addressing reporters at a press conference held at the Municipal Chambers on Tuesday, Town Treasurer Kerriann Edwards noted that the Council took a decision to sell spots along the road shoulders for those who wish to vend.The spots are being sold at varying costs. Craft spots are the cheapest with food spots being more costly. However, those who will be vending beverages will have to pay the most for their spots.The roadway marked for vending on Sunday“Almost all of the spots have been sold. In terms of price, persons are comfortable with it. We have marked the road from St Ann Street up to Demico area. Banks DIH will bring out their music system and bar, Top Brands, the Ministry of Health are some of the agencies that have taken up spots,” Edwards noted.She said that exhibitors will also be on show, noting that special arrangements have been made for kids.“In the party zone, we are not going to be having any trampoline that would be on the outskirts. Because when the crowds come out, it becomes very distressful for the parents and kids,” the Town Treasurer said.Mayor Winifred Heywood noted that several agencies, Government Ministries and corporate Guyana are expected to participate in the event.The Mashramani celebrations in New Amsterdam are being organised by the Regional National Events Committee. This year, celebrations are held under the theme, “Celebrate 49 With Victory In Mind”.last_img read more

first_imgNORTH HILLS – The Onion is peeling. The Sepulveda Unitarian-Universalist Society, long a voice for peace and against war, is at war with itself. The society – recognizable by its bulbous sanctuary – voted last fall to sell about half its property to a developer of senior artist colonies. The congregation’s board and minister envisioned harmony between young and old and a solution to the Onion’s dire finances. With only 96 members and 4.84 acres on Haskell Avenue, Meta Housing Corp.’s offer to pay at least $3 million for the Onion’s parking lot and vacant land behind it seemed like a perfect fit. “We were simply aghast at the amount of land that was being taken by Meta, and we felt the Congregation was not allowed to be aware of this when the vote was take(n),” Ida Hurt, who has attended since 1966, wrote in a letter to the board. “Now that we have read the contract, we consider it completely one-sided and unfair.” That led to another congregational meeting on Sunday, when members voted 39-30 against the contract. “Quite frankly, I’m not only not optimistic it will go through,” board member Don Ordway said of the development he supported. “I’m not optimistic the congregation will survive as anything more than a shadow of what it is.” Uncertain future It’s unclear what will happen next. Burr, a 26-year member, warned the congregation that breaking its contract could result in penalties of $250,000 – something the Onion can’t afford. “They did not rescind the contract,” said the Rev. Bob McDill, the congregation’s minister. “They cannot. The contract has been signed. It is a done deal.” Meta has been widely recognized for its senior-housing developments, particularly the award-winning Burbank Senior Artists Colony, which landed laudatory New York Times coverage in September. Thirty percent of those units are designated as below market, which appealed to McDill and the Onion’s board. So did the idea of encouraging artistic expression of aging minds and the aesthetic pleasantry of Meta’s landscaping. “The toughest first battle we had – who knows what the next will be – was the idea of whether the congregation wanted to sell their valuable piece of property,” said Meta President John Huskey. “We were able to convince them at least some of our mission is to provide activities that will keep people healthy longer.” Huskey was unaware of the turmoil being caused by the land sale. The strife has spread into spirituality. McDill’s reaction to last Sunday’s vote has opponents of the land sale complaining that the minister, a retired Presbyterian pastor used to more top-down church governance, is ignoring the pleas of the people. “He was the king of the roost in his last church and everybody had to do what he said,” said Mike Dickson, the Onion’s newsletter editor. “But it’s not that way in the Unitarian Church, where the people decide.” Several moves The Onion traces its history to 1943, when a small group of religious free-thinkers met in a Van Nuys house. The United Liberal Church of the San Fernando Valley moved several times before buying ranch property at 9550 Haskell Ave. In 1964, architect Frank Ehrenthal, who had slept for two weeks in the homes of the congregation’s members, completed a truly unique sanctuary – large and round, with no corners where people could hide, and a tall, pointed roof. “The Onion is not a building, but a state of mind, a philosophy of life, an attitude toward people,” Muriel Lustica wrote in a short, comb-bound history of the early years. Unitarianism and Universalism both came to the United States in the 1700s with those who settled in New England. Those churches considered themselves descendents of Protestantism but with profound doctrinal differences: They believed in God but not the divinity of Jesus and in the salvation of all humans, regardless of their saviour. As the liberal religions, which merged in 1961, spread across the country, they increasingly sloughed their Christian roots. Places like the Onion associate no more with Christianity than with Hinduism and Humanism. That’s why it is a society, not a church. With some 220,000 American members, the religious movement has been famous for its social activism – for fighting slavery and opposing the Vietnam War, for promoting suffrage and advocating gay rights. In 1970, when students at University of California, Los Angeles, and California State University, Northridge, were prohibited from inviting William Kuntsler – a virulent anti-war protester who defended the Chicago 8 – to speak on campus, the Onion offered its arena. Eleven years later, the North Hills congregation decided to spend $2,800 needed for a new roof to instead qualify a state ballot initiative calling for a “freeze” on basing U.S. nuclear missiles in Europe. Membership, though, has been dwindling for years, down from 220 two decades ago. The landscaping also has seen better days. The lush green lawn and beautiful flowers pictured on the “Save Our Onion” badges have browned and wilted. “We don’t have money to fix the sprinklers and we can’t pay for the water,” said McDill, a part-time staffer. “And the gophers are having a field day.” The Onion lacks air conditioning and hot water, and the religious education facilities are dismal, something the board hoped to solve with the influx of Meta’s money. “Unitarians are famous for splitting or going to another church,” said Art Dell, a 81-year-old former congregation president. “And there probably will be some of that now, no matter what happens.” (818) 713-3634160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! “I wasn’t looking to be rescued,” said Gloria Burr, congregation president. “I was looking to do something that would fulfill a vision – to help others and to utilize the land.” But after the congregation voted 36-15 to approve Meta’s offer last October, a few members took a closer look. They didn’t like what they saw. The contract allows Meta to decide whether to enact Plan A on 2.4 acres or Plan B on about 2. Plan A would absorb the entire parking lot and force the Onion to build a new one on the front lawn. Opponents also worried the construction of about 130 apartments would drag on for years and disturb their spiritual lives. last_img read more

first_imgManuel Pellegrini is an admirer of Frank Lampard and is set to hand the England midfielder a big role in his team this season, according to Dailly Mirror football writer Darren Lewis.The Chelsea legend is reportedly close to sealing a shock short-term loan switch to the Etihad Stadium, having left the Blues at the end of last season.With his 13-year Chelsea career coming to an end, Lampard wasted little time in announcing his next destination, joining a group of experienced pros in signing for new Major League Soccer side New York City.But with the American outfit not starting their debut season until March, the 36-year-old is seeking a short stint to ensure he remains at peak fitness.And while many have suggested he will struggle to force his way into Man City’s Premier League title-winning side, Lewis believes Lampard will get the chance to perform a English swansong at the Etihad this term.“I don’t think age is a barrier for City or for Lampard, I think he feels he can still contribute in the Premier League, and City want it to happen,” Lewis told the Transfer Tavern.“My understanding is he isn’t going to sign on for a bit-part role at City, he wants to get some assurances that he will play a decent amount of football next season.“City are also losing a lot of English players, so taking on Lampard would solve a problem for them.“But he won’t be there just to tick some boxes, Pellegrini is a big fan of Lampard and the manager believes he can integrate the midfielder into his team.”last_img read more

first_imgChelsea boss Antonio Conte has been in regular contact with Real Madrid striker Alvaro Morata about a move this summer, according to reports in Spain.Morata completed a move from Juventus back to the Bernabeu this summer after Real activated their £23m buy-back clause on him.But reports are circulating that Real want to sell the 23-year-old for a huge profit this summer, with Chelsea and Arsenal both keen on luring him to the Premier League.According to Marca, Conte has been in daily contact with Morata to reassure him of his role should he sign for Chelsea.Morata is due to hold talks with Real boss Zinedine Zidane when he returns for pre-season next week before deciding on his future.But it now appears Chelsea are favourites to land the Spaniard if he does depart Real, with a £48m bid being mooted. 1 Alvaro Morata in action for Juventus last_img read more

first_imgDonegal Action for Cancer Care have very serious concerns for eligble women aged 50 to 64 in the Inishowen area who are due to have their free breast-check mammogram this year.Cancer campaigner Betty HolmesThe unit is now not returning to Buncrana and eligible women must from now on attend the unit at Letterkenny.DACC had worked very hard from early 2007 to secure a BreastCheck Unit for the women of Donegal and continued their work for a second unit into Inishowen which began screening eligble women in November 2010. In 2013 census figures show there were 2915 women in the 50 to 64 years age group in Inishowen.BreastCheck is a Government-funded programme providing breast screening and invites women aged 50 to 64 for a free mammogram on an area-by-area basis every two years.The aim of BreastCheck is to reduce deaths from breast cancer by finding and treating the disease at an early stage.Back in May DACC raised their concerns with BreastCheck in Dublin when they received a phone call from a lady in Inishowen who had received an appointment to attend the unit in Letterkenny.At that time BreastCheck said there were no known plans to remove the service from Inishowen. At that time it was thought that the ladies circumstances made it easier at that time to attend the unit in Letterkenny. DACC already have serious concerns regarding the Breast Unit in Letterkenny as due to staffing difficulties it is manned only 3- 3.5 days per week and as far as DACC are concerned this is totally unsuitable to meet the needs of the women of the area. BreastCheck have today told DACC that it is operational 5 days per week. This is not so.“At this time we in DACC have to ask is this another important & lifesaving service that is being taken away. We are told that the vast majority of women in the area being invited for screening during this round, will have been screened in Letterkenny previously. This is not so. The Unit was in Buncrana in 2013 and wasn’t due to return until month or so ago.“We are very upset & annoyed that this has happened with no notice. No matter what way you look at it, it is the removal of a very important service from Inishowen. The Unit in Letterkenny is scheduled to stay till the end of the year so how will they be in a position to screen all the extra eligble women? Indeed it should not have happened, it is a disgrace. ” said Betty Holmes DACC.Back in 2010 when the announcement that a second unit was being located in Buncrana Mr Tony O’Brien who at that time was Director of the National Cancer Screening Service said there are in excess of 13,550 eligible women aged 50 to 64 living in the county.“Due to the high numbers of eligible women to be screened it is necessary to introduce an additional mobile screening unit to ensure all women in the county are offered equal access to breast screening in a timely manner. “I am delighted that BreastCheck can provide this additional service to women in north Donegal.”DACC are now asking what has changed? Why is it now not important to have eligble Inishowen women offered equal access in a timely manner? Has Inishowen moved closer to Letterkenny, has the map changed?As far as DACC are concerned this is not acceptable. We must again ask “ Where on the National agenda are Donegal women’s & people’s lives?It is very important for DACC to state clearly that wherever you live in Donegal if you receive an invite for your free mammogram please attend. Remember the live you save might be your own! If you are in the age group 50 to 64 years and have not received an invite please contact BreastCheck and get registered. BreastCheck is a Government-funded screening service that is offered to women aged between 50 and 64 every two years. A mammogram is a simple procedure and an appointment only takes about half an hour in total. BreastCheck encourages every woman in Donegal who receives an invitation for a mammogram go for her appointment.BreastCheck compiles a register (list) of women eligible for screening from information supplied by the Department of Social Protection, General Medical Services and private health insurance providers. The register contains a woman’s name, address and date of birth. This information is used to invite a woman for her mammogram when BreastCheck is screening in her area.BreastCheck advises all women aged 50 to 64 to make sure their name is on the BreastCheck register by calling Freephone 1800 45 45 55 or checking online at on the register and known to the programme, a woman will automatically receive a letter and her invitation for a mammogram when BreastCheck is screening in her area.If a woman is not on the BreastCheck register, there are two simple ways to have her details added. She can either register herself online in the ‘self search and register online’ section of or there are self registration forms available from BreastCheck that can be completed and returned by Freepost. These forms are available on request by calling the BreastCheck information line on Freephone 1800 45 45 55.DACC EXPRESS CONCERN AFTER REMOVAL OF BREASTCHECK CANCER UNIT was last modified: August 15th, 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:Betty HolmesbreaschckBreast CheckDONEGAL ACTION FOR CANCER CARElast_img read more

first_imgHere are the results for the Twin Town’s Lost and Found 5K Mutt Strutt which took place over the weekend. Many brought their dogs out to take part in the 5k!Shane Gallagher comes in first place at an impressive time of 17.13, followed closely by Raymond Doherty. The first woman home was Denis McGahern with a time of 23 minutes 32 seconds. The first dog to cross the finish line was Heather, with a time of 34 minutes and 42 seconds. Where did you/your furry friend come?  1 280 17.13 SHANE GALLAGHER SM FV2 160 19.46 RAYMOND DOHERTY SM FV3 274 20.00 MICHAEL MC MENAMIN SM BATMAN4 161 21.09 JOSEPH GILLESPIE JB FV5 299 21.10 JOHN BRADLEY SM KCR6 258 21.15 SEAN MC MENAMIN SM AGHYARAN7 257 21.54 SEAMUS CURRAN SM IND8 296 22.02 MARK QUINN SM IND9 328 22.15 GARY GALLEN SM FVF4L10 158 22.37 RYAN GALVIN JB FV11 262 22.43 DAMIAN ALEXANDER SM FVF4L12 268 23.09 PAT MC CRUDDEN SM IND13 265 23.12 PADDY PENROSE JB IND14 264 23.24 OISIN ALEXANDER JB IND15 298 23.31 KEELAN MC NAMEE JB IND16 272 23.32 DENISE MC GAHERN SW FVF4L17 271 23.43 CONOR GALLAGHER JB FV18 269 23.44 MICHAEL GALLAGHER SM FV19 288 24.30 JOHN WARD SM TIR CHONAILL20 153 24.37 EUGENE KELLY SM FVF4L21 289 25.07 CAROLINE WARD SW TIR CHONAILL22 266 26.00 LAURA CRANE SW KCR23 147 26.02 DIANE GALLAGHER SW KCR24 137 26.03 PADDY GALLAGHER SM KCR25 286 26.08 ROSEMARY GALVIN SW IND26 279 26.49 GWEN MC KELVEY SW IND27 159 27.37 DYLAN GILLESPIE JB IND28 157 27.38 MICHAEL MC GOINGLE JB FV29 301 27.51 OLIVE GALLAGHER SW IND30 302 27.51 BERNIE GALLINAGH SW IND31 282 29.04 KADEN MC BREARTY JB FV32 281 29.04 AMANDA MC BEARTY SW FV33 261 29.42 DESMOND BROWNLIE SM LAGAN VALLEY34 263 29.58 FINN ALEXANDER JB IND35 303 30.25 RUAIRI BROWNE JB IND36 304 30.25 CAOIMHE BROWNE JG IND37 305 30.25 DEIRDRE BROWNE SW FVF4L38 297 30.38 JAMIE MC NAMEE JB IND39 343 30.42 CALLUM PLAYLE JB IND40 341 30.43 NICOLA KEE SW KCR41 259 32.34 ROSEMARY CONNOLLY SW AGHYARAN42 156 33.47 DENISE LANGAN SW IND43 139 33.48 MARIA KELLY JG IND44 140 33.49 EMILY KELLY JG IND45 321 33.49 CLARA PEARSON JG IND46 287 33.52 ALANNNA RUSSELL JG IND47 329 34.34 CAROLINE MC CABE SW IND48 270 34.40 CIARA GALLAGHER JG RED HUGHS49 313 34.42 ELLEN O’BRIEN JG IND50 314 34.42 HEATHER DOG IND51 35.40 DAVID KELLY SM IND52 138 35.43 ANNE MARIE QUINN SW IND53 320 35.48 PASCHAL CULLEN SM IND54 336 38.55 CARMEL GALLINAGH SW IND55 335 38.55 JOHN GALLINAGH SM IND56 285 40.18 SIOBHAN GALLAGHER SW IND57 284 40.18 MELANIE DOHERTY SW IND58 307 40.45 CLARA PEARSON JG IND59 256 41.24 EUGENE DRUMM SM FV60 300 41.29 SHARON BELL SW IND61 306 41.32 DEE QUINN SM IND62 295 41.38 LEE MC GRANAGHAN JB IND63 294 42.04 MEGAN MC GRANAGHAN JG IND64 292 42.17 AMANDA MC GRANAGHAN SW FVF4L65 293 42.17 HUGH MC GRANAGHAN SM FV66 345 42.17 LEAH MC MENAMIN JG IND67 42.22 ANDY MONAGHAN SM IND68 42.30 NEIL RYAN SM IND69 325 42.30 JESSIE DOG70 326 42.59 FINN DOG71 322 43.04 DAISY DOG72 323 43.15 ALFIO DOG73 324 43.15 DUKE DOG74 260 43.15 EDEL BYRNE SW IND75 275 43.22 LAURA COLLERAN SW IND76 342 44.00 ANYA MC GETTIGAN JG IND77 144 45.35 GRACE HALL JG CONVOY AC78 143 45.40 AVA HALL JG CONVOY AC79 142 45.40 TANYA HALL SW CONVOY AC80 150 45.45 EVAN MC DEVITT JB IND81 148 46.28 CRONA MC DEVITT SW IND82 283 48.49 KATHLEEN CRAWFORD SW IND83 267 48.49 NUALA PATTON SW IND84 338 48.54 ANNE MARIE MC GETTIGAN SW IND85 330 48.58 MAOILIOSA MC CABE JG IND86 337 49.03 ANNE MARIE MC GETTIGAN SW IND87 327 49.12 TONY BROWNE SM IND88 152 49.12 CARAROSE MC DEVITT JG IND89 151 49.15 SHAY MC DEVITT JB IND90 149 49.20 SIMON MC DEVITT SM IND91 146 49.48 CORMAC GALLAGHER JB IND92 145 49.48 CORA GALLAGHER SW IND93 334 49.54 DONNA CAMPBELL SW IND94 333 49.55 HEATHER NELANDS SW IND95 339 50.40 SABRINA MC BRIDE SW IND96 340 50.40 GORDON STEWART SM IND97 155 50.48 PAURIC GILLESPIE JB IND98 154 50.52 HELEN BRADLEY JG IND99 331 51.22 PATRICIA O BRIEN SW KCR100 332 51.22 COLLEEN O BRIEN SW AGHYARAN101 376 52.08 LEAH MC MENAMIN JG IND102 277 52.08 EMMA HARVEY SW IND103 162 52.21 EVA BROWNE SW IND104 278 52.22 DAVINA RUSSELL SW IND105 291 53.35 LORRAINE KEE SW IND106 53.40 ELLA MAY DONNELLY JG IND107 290 54.00 CLARE DONNOLLY SW IND108 310 54.58 BRIAN CURRY SM IND109 312 55.01 EILEEN PEARSON SW IND110 311 55.01 DEBBIE PEARSON SW IND111 308 55.01 DARA LOGUE JB IND112 309 55.01 CLIODHNA LOGUE JG IND113 55.01 RASCAL KEETwin Town’s Lost & Found 5K Mutt Strutt results – where did you come? was last modified: September 18th, 2016 by Elaine McCalligShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:5kmutt strutttwin towns lost and found dogslast_img read more

first_img no dice Forbes list reveals how much Mayweather, Ronaldo and Messi earned this decade Every Championship club’s best signing of the decade, including Taarabt and Dack Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? 20. Sergio Aguero (Manchester City) – 89 – ST Ronaldo warned Lukaku how hard scoring goals in Serie A would be before Inter move Tottenham superstar Harry Kane makes the top 20. 4 Yesterday Liverpool star Mohamed Salah had his rating questioned and queried by fans, who had a slight meltdown about it.And that could increase with the latest batch of ratings, featuring some of footballs biggest stars from clubs such as Chelsea, Tottenham, Manchester City and Real Madrid.So, who narrowly missed out on the top 10? Scroll down to find out… Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won Latest Football News Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card impact England’s most successful clubs of the past decade, according to trophies won 19. Giorgio Chiellini (Juventus) – 89 – CB18. Antoine Griezmann (Atletico Madrid) – 89 – ST17. Harry Kane (Tottenham) – 89 – ST16. N’Golo Kante (Chelsea) – 89 – CDM 4center_img silverware REVEALED huge blow Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero has been one of the Premier League’s top performers this season. ADVICE It’s almost time to find out FIFA 19’s top 10 rated players but first – it’s 20-11.EA Sports have been teasing us for the last week as they countdown the top 100 footballers in the game and the waiting for who has top billing is almost over. MONEY 15. Jan Oblak (Atletico Madrid) – 90 – GK14. Thibaut Courtois (Real Madrid) – 90 – GK13. Diego Godin (Atletico Madrid) – 90 – CB12. Manuel Neuer (Bayern Munich) – 90 – GK11. Robert Lewandowski (Bayern Munich) – 90 – ST REVEALED 4 Who doesn’t want N’Golo Kante in their side? BEST OF Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions RANKED 4 It’s a slight downgrade for the Polish striker but he’s still top notch.last_img read more

first_imgThis is the man who had to be woken by a Judge after he nodded off and began snoring in a Donegal court.Gary Gillen – caught a bit of shut-eye in court!Gary Gillen, of Guesthouse End Street, Raphoe, began to snore loudly and had to be awoken by his solicitor Patsy Gallagher.However, Gillen, a singer-songwriter, fell asleep again and failed to answer the court when his case was called. Judge Paul Kelly called the case again and noticed that Gillen, 36, was asleep again at the rear of the courtroom.Solicitor Mr Gallagher was again forced to wake his client from his sleep.Judge Kelly then asked Mr Gallagher if his client was fit enough to attend court?The case proceeded once Gillen had been woken by Mr Gallagher when he poked him in the side. The court heard that unemployed Gillen is charged with assault causing harm at 3 Glendale Drive, Letterkenny on October 26, 2013.The case was adjourned until September 15th to allow for a medical report on the injured party. MAN WHO FALLS ASLEEP IN COURT AND SNORES HAS CASE ADJOURNED was last modified: July 22nd, 2014 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:asleepGary GillenLetterkenny District Courtsnoreslast_img read more

first_imgTottenham are featuring in their first ever Champions League final. (PHOTOS/AGENCIES)UEFA Champions League finalTottenham Hotspurs vs LiverpoolWanda Metropolitano Stadium, MadridSaturday, 01-06-2019Referee: Damir Skomina (Slovenia)It is finally here! The final of thge UEFA Champions League will be contested at the Wanda Metropolitano on Saturday evening.For the 7th time, two clubs from the same country will battle for a right to become the champions of Europe. It is Spurs first ever final and are trying to become only the second club from London to win the Champions League after Chelsea did likewise in 2013.For Liverpool, they have been here before and done it all. However, they lost last year’s final to Real Madrid and have not lifted the ‘Big Ears’ since 2015 when they produced arguably the greatest comeback in the competitions hitsory.Both teams have injury doubts hanging over their main strikers. Both Spurs’ Harry Kane and Liverpool’s Roberto Firmino have been nursing injuries in the buildup game and it remains to be seen if they will both be thrown in at the start. Kane has returned to training having not played since the first leg of the quarter-final due to an ankle injury.Harry Winks is also pushing to be fit in time for the final after undergoing groin surgery last month, while Davinson Sanchez, Jan Vertonghen and Danny Rose are expected to have overcome minor fitness issues.For Liverpool, Georginio Wijnaldum changed the game when he came off the bench against Barcelona and should have done enough to earn a starting role in midfield. Naby Keita is definitely sidelined, but Andrew Robertson has overcome a calf problem and should start in a team which could only see one change from the semi-final second leg.What they are sayingJurgen Klopp, Liverpool manager, on losing six finals“All the circumstances were different, the teams were different.“If I were the reason for losing six finals then everyone needs to worry. Last year was a world-class goal and two strange goals we normally don’t concede which defeated us.“My career so far is not unlucky. I haven’t a problem with my career. My wife always asks me when the final game of the season is because since 2012, apart from 2017, my teams have been in finals.“I don’t see myself as a loser and we would have a problem if I did.Klopp has lost 6 finals in the past.Mauricio Pochettino , Spurs manager, on inability to buy players in recent years “At that time we couldn’t bring in new players. As we couldn’t, we decided not to sell anybody. We sold Mousa Dembele in January to China because it was his dream.“We haven’t been able to play in our new stadium; we had to play in Wembley until a couple of months ago.“We have come to the crucial part of the season and all of that has made us strong. We have had to overcome those difficulties.Match StatsLiverpool are playing in their ninth European Cup/Champions League final – more than any other English side. They’ve won the trophy five times, but have lost their past two finals (2007 and 2018).Tottenham are playing in their first ever European Cup/Champions League final. The past five first-time finalists have lost – Chelsea 2008, Arsenal 2006, Monaco 2004, Bayer Leverkusen 2002 and Valencia 2000.The last side to lose consecutive Champions League finals were Valencia in 2000 and 2001.This will be Tottenham’s first European final since the 1984 Uefa Cup. They are looking to become just the third English side to win all three major Uefa tournaments, including the old Cup Winners’ Cup.Liverpool have lost their past four finals since winning the 2012 League Cup. Spurs have lost their past two finals since the 2008 League Cup.Sadio Mane could become the first player to score in back-to-back European Cup finals since Franz Roth with Bayern Munich in 1975 and 1976.No team have conceded more goals in this season’s Champions League than Tottenham (17). Seven of these goals have come in the opening 15 minutes of games.This is Jurgen Klopp’s third major European final with Liverpool – only Bob Paisley (four) has ever reached more with the club.Comments Tags: Jurgen KloppliverpoolMauricio Pochetinotoptottenham hotspursuefa champions leaguelast_img read more

first_imgA Letterkenny man who escaped from Garda custody and went on the run has appeared in court again amid tight security.William Reilly appeared before today’s sitting of Letterkenny District Court on alleged assault and criminal damage charges. Reilly, aged 25, fled from custody and hid in local garden sheds when he jumped a barrier at the courthouse in Letterkenny in January.He was arrested at a routine Garda checkpoint on Friday night last in Castlefin.His solicitor, Mr Patsy Gallagher, told today’s court that his client was already serving a sentence form the circuit court.He said he understood that the assault allegations against his client were now being withdrawn.He asked for the case to be adjourned until March 25th to allow his client to appear by videolink.Escaped prisoner appears in court again was last modified: March 12th, 2018 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:courtdonegalescapeletterkennyWilliam Reillylast_img read more