SA ease to six-wicket win

first_imgDURBAN, South Africa (AP):South Africa beat New Zealand by six wickets with 13 balls to spare in their first Twenty20 international at Kingsmead on Friday.Hashim Amla led South Africa’s chase with 48 from 41 balls as the home team reached 152-4 in 17.5 overs, surpassing New Zealand’s 151-8 with ease in the first game of the South African international season.AB de Villiers (33) and Rilee Rossouw (38) provided the attacking impetus with quick-fire knocks and Amla anchored the South African innings for a 1-0 lead in the two-match series.South Africa should have been chasing a much bigger target after New Zealand openers Martin Guptill and Kane Williamson both scored 42 and shared a 68-run first-wicket partnership.New Zealand was 102-1 with more than seven overs left but fell away as David Wiese, Kagiso Rabada and Aaron Phangiso each took two wickets.Playing a game in August, still the South African winter, the home side chose to field first in Durban. That was ultimately a good decision, although it didn’t appear that way at first.New Zealand captain Williamson hit 42 from 21 balls with eight fours and Guptill 42 from 37 as the visitors raced away early.last_img read more

Special farewell – Bolt targets return to 9.7 form in local goodbye

first_img GOOD CONDITION Sprint legend Usain Bolt says that one of his aims this year is to get back to clocking below 9.8 seconds before ending his career. Bolt, who will be retiring after the IAAF World Championships in London this August, said that he wants to do something special for his Jamaican fans when he takes part in the JN Racers Grand Prix at the National Stadium on June 10. This will be the 30 year-old’s final race in front of his home fans. “For me, it’s just to put down a really fast time. I haven’t really ran a fast time early in the season, so for me to run a 9.7 (seconds), that would be very good. I think that would be sufficient enough to say that’s a very special time because I haven’t run 9.7 in a while at the early part of the season. For me, that would definitely be something good.” Bolt believes himself to be in good enough condition to make it happen as competing in the Nitro Athletics Series in Melbourne, Australia two months ago forced him to get his season started earlier than normal. “I’m feeling good,” he said. “This is the first time I’ve ran in January for a very long time, so the fact that I got a few sprints in to come back to training, I’m feeling good. Coach is happy with the fluency I have, so that’s a good sign. So we should be fine – continuing, progressing at a nice rate, stay injury-free, and I should be fine.” Bolt’s coach, Glen Mills, said that he’s confident his athlete will be in peak condition when the time comes for him to compete. Bolt also reiterated that he will only be taking part in the 100m event, and not the 200m distance as well, at the World Championships this summer.last_img read more

Allardyce rules out West Ham move for wantaway Manchester City defender

first_img1 Matija Nastasic in action for Manchester City West Ham manager Sam Allardyce has ruled out a move for wantaway Manchester City defender Matija Nastasic.Allardyce could be in the market for a new centre-back with Winston Reid seemingly set for an Upton Park exit.And the Hammers boss has been linked with City outcast Nastasic.The 21-year-old is wanted by Schalke but some reports had suggested that West Ham may attempt to keep him in the Premier League.But when asked about a possible deal for the Serbian, Allardyce said: “No I don’t think Nastasic wants to stay in this country – that is my opinion based on the talks about Nastasic I had last summer before the window shut.“The word was if he was going to leave Manchester City he wouldn’t stay in this country.”last_img read more

Arsenal legend claims Gunners and Tottenham target made ‘right choice’ to join Inter Milan

first_imgPatrick Vieira believes Geoffrey Kondogbia made ‘the right choice’ in joining Inter Milan – despite reported interest from Arsenal and Tottenham.The Italian club forked out around £25m to sign the midfielder from Monaco, with the 22-year-old also signing a five-year deal.AC Milan had also been chasing the Frenchman, while Arsenal and Tottenham were also keeping tabs on the situation.However, France legend Vieira has now backed his fellow countryman’s decision to join Inter ahead of other chasing clubs.“Can Kondogbia become the new Vieira? That’s a difficult question to answer,” Vieira told fcinternews.it.“I can say that I like him very much as a player and as a person. He’s a really good lad, very polite and has his head on his shoulders.“I am sure he will do very well in Milan with the Inter jersey on his back. Inter is the ideal club for him to grow and especially with [Roberto] Mancini, a coach I know very well.“Geoffrey made the right choice and with Euro 2016 on the horizon he can have a great season in Serie A.” Geoffrey Kondogbia in action for France 1last_img read more

Ranked! Every Premier League side’s best home kit in the top-flight

first_img 11. Everton – 1993/95 – Worn for two seasons – but not in their famous FA Cup final triumph – this early Premier League strip is a classic, as is the sponsor. 20 20. Huddersfield Town – 2017/18 – Just like Brighton and Hove Albion, the Terriers are embarking on their debut Premier League season. Unfortunately, they’ve ditched the straight edge to their stripes, in favour of a dotted blend, and it’s not quite doing it for us. And neither is the red button. 20 20 During the summer, without Premier League football to fill our time, it’s transfers that get spoken about the most, but fans are also keen on the latest kit news too.Leaked images, concept designs, and confirmations litter message boards and Twitter, with supporters discussing the latest news.Over the years, since the Premier League’s inception 25 years ago, we’ve seen some brilliant strips worn by the 47 – soon to become 49 – clubs who have taken part.But how do their current 20 teams’ best home kits worn in the top-flight in this time period rank against their peers?We’ve taken a look, but do you agree? Click the right arrow above to see which classic home kit came out on top… 16. Crystal Palace – 1994/95 – It was a tough choice between this number, and the lighter colours of 1997/98 that were sported by Attilio Lombardo, but this shirt just pips it in the end. 20 17. Swansea City – 2014/15 – Swansea’s base white has been adorned with several different trims since their Premier League adventure began. Black stripes on the sleeves and sides work well combined with the gold and black sponsor. 20 15. West Bromwich Albion – 2015/16 – Like Stoke City, the Baggies’ kits since the start of their current Premier League stint have been fairly basic. The red trim on this jersey, though, marks it out above the rest. 20 4. Arsenal – 2002-04 – A favourite amongst Gunners supporters and neutrals too, the kit was worn for two seasons and it’s final outings saw it become legendary along with the ‘invincible’ players wearing it. 3. Manchester City – 2015/16 – The Blues have had a number of superb kits over the years, with their away, and third strips always offering something unique. This is simple sky blue and white trim home top, though, is very sleek. 20 19. Brighton and Hove Albion – 2017/18 – Set for their first ever season in the Premier League, the Seagulls have stuck to a fairly traditional style. The one downside is the off-colour sleeves, which is part of the Nike template, but it’s a decent enough effort. 13. Tottenham Hotspur – 1993-95 – Recent Under Armour kits have been excellent from Spurs but their fans still crave for a blue sponsors logo and a blue collar. Holsten will always be iconic for the club, but is extremely unlikely to ever return. 14. Southampton – 1995-97 – Matt Le Tissier scoring from all angles and distances was a sight to behold, and he was able to do it in this kit, which just about tops any of their modern numbers. That’s Eyal Berkovic wearing it above, mind, in a thrilling 6-3 win over Man United. 8. Burnley – 2014/15 – In keeping with tradition, the claret and blue worked beautifully on this strip. The blue being used on the collar, trim and sleeves is the perfect blend. 18. Stoke City – 2013/14 – The Potters have never had the most thrilling shirts during their Premier League stint, keeping things basic with red and white stripe, occasionally toying with a collar. This is probably the best of the bunch. 20 20 10. West Ham United – 2015/16 – For their final season at Upton Park, Hammers fans were treated to a stunning home strip. It was simple but effective from Umbro. 20 9. Chelsea – 2005/06 – A firm favourite amongst supporters, the gold trim look better than you would imagine on their classic blue strip. 20 20 20 20 20 6. Bournemouth – 2016/17 – Red and black stripes is a sure-fire hit and when combined with a collar it’s going to take some beating. JD Sports aren’t renowned for their kit manufacturing, but they have done well with the Cherries. 7. Watford – 2016/17 – Previous Hornets strips during their brief Premier League tenures haven’t exactly been the best, but last season they excelled. The manufacturer, Dryworld, couldn’t have done better with a debut if they tried with their excellent small collar and red trim on the sides. This season they will change to Adidas, though. 5. Liverpool – 2013/14 – This kit should have been remembered as the one which the Reds played in as they won their first ever Premier League title. It wasn’t to be in the end, but remains a superb kit. 20 2. Manchester United – 1994-96 – It’s hard not to see this kit and imagine Eric Cantona, collar up, strolling around the pitch, Ryan Giggs in full flow, and Steve Bruce marshalling the defence. 12. Leicester City – 1998/2000 – Premier League win aside, this strip coincided with the club’s best seasons in the top-flight in the modern era. A sponsor’s logo can make or break a kit and here is the perfect example of it doing the trick. 20 20 20 20 1. Newcastle United – 1995-97 – It was one of those rare occasions where a classic kit is perfectly timed with a legendary team. The Entertainers wore this with pride as they thrilled the Premier League.last_img read more

IN MEMORY OF MARTINA: PICTURES FROM THE ARDARA CHARITY 10K

first_imgLive for today. Love for today. Laugh louder today than yesterday.Those are the words of beautiful Tina Maguire before she passed away in January.Here are some pictures from her day in Ardara (thanks John Burke) on Saturday as more than a thousand people went out to raise money so that others fighting cancer can have some comfort. Thank You.   IN MEMORY OF MARTINA: PICTURES FROM THE ARDARA CHARITY 10K was last modified: April 22nd, 2012 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:IN MEMORY OF MARTINA: PICTURES FROM THE ARDARA CHARITY 10Klast_img read more

LIFESTYLE: EMBRACE YOUR OWN COLOUR – AND IT’S NOT ORANGE

first_imgHEALTH & BEAUTY: If you don’t want to go down the route of fake tan but want to enjoy wearing dresses and skirts, there are other options to help with blemishes or corn beef leg syndrome.Given that so many actors are embracing a natural look, it might encourage Irish women to steer away from the Oompa Loompa look and embrace their gorgeous Celtic skin tone.Even Victoria Beckham has ditched the fake tan describing it as “a bit footballer’s wife”. Just look at Anne Hathaway, Jessica Chastain, Kirsten Dunst and Amy Adams who are leading the way in embracing this look.But if you still need a boost, these products might help.M&S stock the bare leg look tights which have been receiving positive reviews. The Autograph Bare Cooling Slimming Fit Ladder Resist Tights come in a number of shades and at €7.00 won’t break the budget.If you want to go bare-legged but want to help disguise bruising, veins or other marks, then Sally Hansen Airbrush Legs Liquid Make-up is another option. It is a little heavy and might do a better job if you mix it with some moisturiser. It is widely available in supermarkets and pharmacies.€16.95Another idea is to mix some tinted foundation with a moisturiser. It helps to even out skin tone rather than add colour. Use a body oil on the front of the legs to finish to give a slimming and glowing appearance.I have used an old Nivea tinted foundation that was too dark for my skin along with some moisturiser and I was very happy with the result.Tess Daly Body Legs Invisible Stockings – Fair to Medium 200ml. It also comes in a darker shade. I found this shade to be quite orangey for my fair skin but then I mixed it with some moisturiser and was pleased with the subtle result. Priced at €13.00Sally Hansen Airbrush Legs – Light Glow 75ml €13.95 This is another popular option which is water and transfer resistant. It is described as a leg make up containing moisturiser that enhances skin tone. A spray that washes off and is said to cover freckles and other imperfections.LIFESTYLE: EMBRACE YOUR OWN COLOUR – AND IT’S NOT ORANGE was last modified: May 21st, 2013 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:LIFESTYLE: EMBRACE YOUR OWN COLOUR – AND IT’S NOT ORANGElast_img read more

Week 10

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Thursday Nov. 10 Hart 16, Canyon 14 Sylmar 55, Monroe 0 St. Francis 20, Harvard-Westlake 20-0 Oak Park 47, Santa Paula 0 Mojave 28, Desert 14 Agoura 24, Calabasas 0 Antelope Valley 49, Littlerock 10 Birmingham 42, Chatsworth 7 Burroughs 35, Burbank 28 Camarillo 28, Rio Mesa 13 Canoga Park 26, Hollywood 18 Cleveland 27, Granada Hills 23 Eagle Rock 48, Los Angeles 6 Glendale 35, Hoover 21 Golden Valley 28, St. Genevieve 20 Grant 28, North Hollywood 26 Highland 20, Knight 0 Kennedy 28, San Fernando 20 Monrovia 22, La Canada 6 Palmdale 32, Quartz Hill 27 Reseda 47, Van Nuys 31 Rosamond 42, Kern Valley 12 Royal 37, Simi Valley 35 St. Paul 41, Alemany 13 Verdugo Hills 21, Poly 16 Friday, Nov. 11 Southern Section Oaks Christian 42, Nordhoff 7 Moorpark 29, Westlake 0 Notre Dame 24 Chaminade 17 Valencia 34, Saugus 7 Grace Brethren 42, Paraclete 6 Brentwood 14, Campbell Hall 11 L.A. Baptist 24, Village Christian 21 Vasquez 17, Rio Hondo Prep 7 Flintridge Prep 48, Webb 7 Arcadia 42, Crescenta Valley 7 Crespi 49, St. Bernard 7 Marshall/P 22, Montclair Prep 20 Salesian 33, Bell-Jeff 0 Thousand Oaks 31, Newbury Park 24 Villanova Prep 46, Malibu 0 Salesian 33, Bell-Jeff 0last_img read more

MICHAELA CAMP COMES TO LETTERKENNY

first_imgJohn McAreavey’s selfie with camp leadersTHE Michaela Camp is coming back to Donegal.The week long summer camp for girls set up in memory of Michaela McAreavey will be in Letterkenny this year after a successful first year in Stranorlar.This year’s camp is at Loreto Convent from July 14 to 18 for girls aged between 11 and 13. The Michaela Foundation Girls’ Summer Camp is based on 5 core values; Faith, Fashion, Fun, Irish and Wellbeing.Jam packed with fun activities, here is a little taster of what Campettes will doing— having parties and “ Rocking the Boat” in Faith, unleashing their creativity and individuality making jewellery and customising bags in Fashion, dancing in Fun, learning their favourite pop songs as gaelige in Irish, zumba dancing and drama in wellbeing! All of this will be topped off by a very special Camp Celebration on Friday!In addition to all of these activities and treats which the girls will be making to bring home, each attendee will also receive a Limited Edition Michaela Foundation Girls’ Summer Camp jersey, unique to Campettes!Michaela Foundation is aiming to deliver more Camps than ever throughout Ireland due to the awe-inspiring success of the previous two years. Michaela Foundation has received very impressive feedback from Campettes about their experience.One Campette said, “Awesome, extraordinary. The best thing I’ve ever done!”Parents noticed the impact too, one parent posted on Facebook “Enrol your young girl – she will love it! Last year my daughter emerged much more mature and thoughtful.”Not to mention the benefits leaders’ obtain from participation, “I benefitted greatly from the camp. I gained friends for life and skills that I can use time and time again.”John McAreavey from Michaela Foundation told Donegal Daily: “We are delighted to be able to spread the camp to 12 venues this summer, including Donegal. “Several camps were full within 12 hours of registration opening this year, which I think shows just how much the Campettes enjoyed it and how much parents valued it last year.“We have a great team of volunteers at our Donegal camp in Letterkenny. They having been putting in lots of hard work to ensure each Campette will have a fun, enriching and memorable week! I would encourage people to sign up soon, as places are going fast.”To sign up to the camp or to find more information, visit www.themichaelafoundation.com Camp costs £50/€60 and runs from 9.15am to 3.45pm, Monday-Friday.The Donegal volunteers on the CampMICHAELA CAMP COMES TO LETTERKENNY was last modified: June 16th, 2014 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:donegalletterkennyMichaela foundationsummer camplast_img read more

Amazing Bluestack Choir taking leading role in disabilities summit

first_imgThe Bluestack Special Needs Foundation choir will be bringing their talents to the stage for a major event at Croke Park in October.The choir has been chosen to perform at Beyond Limits, a summit for young people with disabilities taking place on Saturday 19th October.The Bluestack Choir is a fully-inclusive choir that celebrates all abilities through music. It is made up of young people who attend the Bluestack Foundation in Donegal Town, directed by Choir Master Fintan Gallagher. And they will take a leading role at Beyond Limits performing with the National Youth Orchestra and St Pauls’ Special School, Cork for the finale. The Choir led by Wendy Fitzgerald McCarry, has been working with the National Youth Orchestra over the summer in preparation for Beyond Limits.Beyond Limits is the first event of its kind, amplifying the voices of young people with disabilities and hearing about the achievements of those with disabilities.The event has been created by the Ombudsman for Children’s Office to raise awareness of the rights of young people with disabilities. The Ombudsman for Children, Dr Niall Muldoon will be travelling to Donegal on Monday 26th August to attend the Bluestack Choir rehearsal. Speaking ahead of his visit he said: “The work being done by the Bluestack Choir is amazing. We are delighted to have them on board and I know that the National Youth Orchestra are really enjoying collaborating with them for this special event. We have created Beyond Limits to give a platform to young people with disabilities in Ireland and the Bluestack Choir is a big part of that.” Speakers at the event include Disability Rights Activists Mark Pollock and Joanne O’Riordan, Paralympians Michael McKillop and Ellen Keane, and Izzy’s Wheels. There will also be a number of young speakers who will talk about their own lives and experiences. There will be sport and cookery demonstrations, information on education and employment for people with disabilities and much more.Amazing Bluestack Choir taking leading role in disabilities summit was last modified: August 22nd, 2019 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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:beyond limits summitbluestack choirDonegal Townlast_img read more