Fire guts 2 Tucville homes

first_imgBy: Kizzy ColemanA fire suspected to be electrical in origin completely ravaged two houses in a family yard at Tucville, Georgetown on Monday evening leaving at least 12 persons homeless.The destroyed Tucville, Georgetown houseThe two houses located at Lot 3 Tucville Squatting Area were completely destroyed while another in the same yard had extensive water damage.Reports reaching this newspaper stated that at about 08:00h the fire started in the 3rd building in the yard.According to owner of the house saved, Omaelli Chester, she was in her home when she heard screams of fire!“I was inside and I heard people screaming fire! fire! and I came outside and saw the back and middle houses on fire.”The woman explained that upon seeing this, she ran outside and public spirited persons hurriedly formed a bucket brigade but was unsuccessful in saving anything.“We started a bucket brigade but it did not work, the two houses were already ablaze” she grieved.She further disclosed that neighbours assisted her in bringing out her valuables as the fire was starting to catch onto her property.The visibly distressed owner of the house where the fire started, Nicola Junard explained that she smelt smoke and ran out of her home. She disclosed that the fire did not take long to spread.“Before I could even process what was happening, the fire had already spread and started to catch on the middle house”.Reports are that the owner of the middle house lives in Suriname and was made aware of the fire via telephone.When the Fire Service arrived, there was not much that could be done since the fire had already engulfed the buildings. However, they worked assiduously to save the front house from being ravaged.An investigation has been launched into the fire. – 12 homelesslast_img read more

Junior Lone Star Ends Rio Olympic Journey

first_imgLiberia experienced her second worst defeat on Saturday in three years when Ghana’s Black Meteors defeated Junior Lone Star 5-1 to qualify for the second phase in the CAF U-23 Championship on a 7-1 aggregate at the Tamale Sports Stadium in Ghana.It was the return leg, after Junior Lone Star lost 2-0 in the first leg which was also played in Ghana due to the Ebola situation in Liberia.Kotoko forward Dauda Mohammed, Baba Mensah, Sadiq Alhassan and Tamimu Montari all got their names on the score sheet.Cooper Gypia scored Liberia’s consolation goal.Ghana will now face DR Congo in the next round.It may be recalled that Liberia got her first worst defeat in October 2012, when the Super Eagles of Nigeria defeated Lone Star 6-1 to qualify for the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations 8-3 on aggregate.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Dicaire steps down as Flyers head coach

first_imgAfter leading the Fort St. John Senior Flyers to a Coy Cup championship in March, Gerard Dicaire has stepped down from his post as head coach of the club. He made the decision in order to offer more time to his family, and fulfil expanding work commitments according to a release put out by the team.Dicaire has been a member of the organization for a number of years. The former two time NHL draft pick won an Allan Cup with the team, as well as the Savage Cup and a NPHL championship as a player before stepping behind the bench at the start of the 2013-2014 year.Club president Paul van Nostrand said in the release, “As our player/coach the past two years, Gerard proved to be a very capable teacher. He effectively shared his wealth of experience, on the ice and behind the bench. Through his dedication, enthusiasm and sound mentorship,he gained the respect of every member of our young team. Under Gerard’s leadership, the Senior Flyers accomplished something in March that had eluded the club for almost sixty years, the 2014-2015 BC Hockey Senior AA Coy Cup championship.”- Advertisement -The club expressed their thanks and gratitude to the Dicaire family for their dedication to the team.The Flyers will now begin the process of selecting a new bench boss for the upcoming NPHL season. Anyone wanting to coach the squad this year is encouraged to contact general manager Lee Hartman at 250-261-9865, or by email at a.lee.hartman6@gmail.com.last_img read more

Argentina, Uruguay collide in World Cup South America qualifiers

first_imgColombia are second in the standings on 24 points while Uruguay and Chile occupy the other two automatic spots on 23 points.It means that fifth-placed Argentina have little margin for error as they head to Montevideo’s Estadio Centenario for the latest instalment of their historic rivalry with the Uruguayans.Argentina have spluttered their way through the qualifiers so far, notching only six wins in 14 games, but have shown signs of life under new coach Jorge Sampaoli.Sampaoli, who masterminded Chile’s victory at the 2015 Copa America, took control of the ‘Albiceleste’ in May, and began his reign with a morale-boosting 1-0 win over Brazil in a friendly in June.A 6-0 romp over lowly Singapore provided a further clue that Sampaoli, who favours an aggressive, attacking style, may already have begun to have an influence.– Higuain axed – Brazil’s Neymar (L), seen chatting with teammates ahead of a training session at the Gremio team training centre in Porto Alegre on August 28, 2017, ahead of their 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifier match against Ecuador © AFP / NELSON ALMEIDASampaoli served notice of his determination to invigorate Argentina’s ranks by axing striker Gonzalo Higuain in favour of Inter Milan’s Mauro Icardi.Icardi is expected to start at the apex of a front three with Messi and Juventus prodigy Paulo Dybala lurking just behind.Argentina’s path to Russia has been complicated by the Court of Arbtitration for Sport ruling on Tuesday that confirmed a sanction against Bolivia for fielding an ineligible player in their September 2016 0-0 draw with Chile.FIFA later converted that result to a 3-0 win for Chile, a ruling that means Sampaoli’s former team now have a one-point advantage over the fifth-placed Argentines.“Now we have to play catch-up to get to the World Cup,” Sampaoli said Tuesday.Uruguay meanwhile are sweating on the fitness of Barcelona star Suarez.The 30-year-old talisman was initially ruled out of the fixture through injury but has travelled back to his homeland to train with the team.Peru’s midfielder Renato Tapia (L) chases Uruguay’s Luis Suarez during their 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifier match, in Lima, on March 28, 2017 © AFP/FileVeteran coach Oscar Tabarez hinted Suarez may yet make a dramatic return on Thursday, declining to rule out the striker.“He has shown signs of recovery that have rather surprised us,” Tabarez said.If Suarez fails to win his fitness battle, Uruguay will once again turn to in-form Paris Saint-Germain striker Edinson Cavani, who is the top scorer in the qualifying competition with nine goals.“It is a very, very difficult match… We will see who has the most guts for it,” said Tabarez.Elsewhere on Thursday, second-placed Colombia will aim to edge closer to qualification with an away victory over already-eliminated Venezuela.Fourth-placed Chile meanwhile host Paraguay in Santiago as they aim to remain ahead of Argentina in the qualifying positions.Brazil will have the luxury of being able to treat their game against Ecuador in Porto Alegre as a training exercise after securing qualification in their last outing, a 3-0 win over Paraguay in March — their eighth consecutive victory.The game may see Brazil coach Tite select Liverpool star Philippe Coutinho, who has not played for the Premier League team this season amid a transfer saga involving Barcelona.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Argentina’s forwards Lionel Messi (L) and Mauro Icardi talk during a training session in Ezeiza, Buenos Aires, on August 29, 2017, ahead of their FIFA World Cup qualifier match against Uruguay © AFP / Juan MABROMATAMONTEVIDEO, Uruguay, Aug 30 – Luis Suarez could yet line up against Barcelona team-mate Lionel Messi on Thursday as South America’s battle for 2018 World Cup places resumes with Argentina’s trip to Uruguay the pick of the fixtures.With leaders Brazil already locking up their place at next year’s tournament, attention turns to the tussle for the three remaining automatic berths on offer in the marathon 10-team qualifying tournament.last_img read more

GAA NEWS – KILLYBEGS CLUB NOTES

first_imgThe Senior team lost by 2 points at home to Gaoth Dobhair on Saturday evening on a scoreline of, Na Cealla Beaga 0-8, Gweedore 2-4.The away side led by 6 points at halftime, a much better second half by Killybegs brought them within 1 point but Gweedore held out, Daniel Breslin scored 3 points from halfback for the home team.The Reserve team had a 3 point victory at home to Gaoth Dobhair on Saturday evening on a scoreline of, Na Cealla Beaga 0-13, Gweedore 0-10, a strong last 10 minutes by the Killybegs men seen them through, good team performance with Kevin Martin accounting for 0-6 of the total. The Ladies team are away to Letterkenny Gaels on Sunday at 12.00The under 14 boys team play Four Masters at home on Wednesday at 7.30pm and Naomh Ultan at home on Friday at 7.30pm, both are league games.Under 12 training on Saturday morning at 10.30am.The U-10’s travelled to Ardara last Tuesday evening. They played two matches with both teams performing very well. Thanks to Ardara for their hospitality on the evening. Training continues every Wednesday at 6pm. The U-8’s had their first outing away to st Nauls last Saturday morning with two matches and both teams performing very well. Thank you to St Nauls who organised it very well, training every Thursday at 6.00pm.The Killotto had no winner this week. Numbers were 3, 23, 26, 27. Next week’s Killotto jackpot is €6,550.There was no winner of the Bingo Jackpot. Next week’s Jackpot will be €1,850 on 49 calls.GAA NEWS – KILLYBEGS CLUB NOTES was last modified: May 7th, 2013 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:Killybegs GAA Club noteslast_img read more