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HBU Forces Rematch for Title Game Spot With 12-Inning 4-3 Win Over UNO

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first_imgBox Score | ESPN+ Replay | Photo Gallery | Tournament HomepageSUGAR LAND, Texas – In a semifinal matchup that lasted well into the early morning hours, No. 4 Houston Baptist survived a 12-inning endurance test with No. 8 New Orleans, earning a 4-3 win just before 2 a.m. CT. The Huskies force the “if-necessary” rematch with the Privateers on Saturday at 1 p.m., the winner earning a spot in the winner-take-all title game against No. 3 Northwestern State at 6 p.m.Both pitchers had the better of the opening three innings, with Brayson Smith striking out four on 61 pitches for New Orleans and Taylor Franzman striking out a pair and allowing just one hit to keep the game scoreless.Atop the fourth inning, New Orleans loaded the bases on a walk with one out and Devin Morrill up to bat. Franzman tossed two straight balls before being replaced by right-hander Weston Smart. Morrill then put a sac fly into left field to score Beau Bratton and give UNO a 1-0 lead.BSB: @UNOPrivateers started the scoring in the top of the 4th when D. Morrill delivered RBI sac fly, plating Bratton. 1-0 UNO over HBU at that point, bases still loaded with two out. #SwordsUp #SouthlandStrong pic.twitter.com/qhePArEtEu— Southland Conference (@SouthlandSports) May 26, 2018In the bottom of the fourth, the Huskies landed themselves in the same position, with the bases loaded and one out, but the leadoff hitter in Tyler Depreta-Johnson up to bat. His fly out to shallow right field kept the runners stranded and put Jonathon Ducoff at the plate with two outs. Reaching a full count and drawing a walk, the tying run came home before Spencer Halloran came to bat. Again, a full count was on the board, but this time Smith registered a strike out to keep the game tied at one run apiece.Rapidly reaching his pitch limit – throwing 95 in just four innings of work – Smith made way for right-hander Rafael Martinez.HBU took the lead at the bottom of the fifth on a fielding error from center field, allowing Matt Heck to come home. Jake Scott then shot an RBI single through the same spot to bring home the third run for the Huskies and a 3-1 lead. After facing five batters and recording just one out, Martinez was taken off the mound for lefty Matthew Gillis.BSB: With Buck now in scoring position, Scott allowed him to go around the remaining 180 feet. RBI single made it 3-1 @HBUHuskies over UNO, bottom 5th. #DawgsUp #SouthlandStrong pic.twitter.com/erD9b0JGig— Southland Conference (@SouthlandSports) May 26, 2018Depreta-Johnson was up to bat again with the bases loaded at the bottom of the fifth with one out. With a 2-2 count, UNO escaped with the score still at 3-1 after turning a double play on a ground out to second base. Gillis escaped again to the final three innings, but an empty-handed top of the seventh slimmed down UNO’s chances for a comeback.However, the Privateers made it a new ballgame at the top of the eighth after a two-run blast from Orynn Veillon went over the left field wall to send him and Pearce Howard home to tie the game 3-3 with no outs. The Bearkats managed to retire though, and they would come up to bat with a tie score. After a botched bunt foul out, fly out to right field and a strikeout, the ninth inning would commence with the two sides still deadlocked.BSB: Just past midnight, Veillon delivered two-run dinger. @Privateers_BSB and @HBUHuskiesBSB tied 3-3, top 8th. #SwordsUp #SouthlandStrong pic.twitter.com/ZJ3IEXBjb1— Southland Conference (@SouthlandSports) May 26, 2018Two ground outs and a strikeout saw UNO retired with Sam Houston up for a shot at the win at the bottom of the ninth. Another pitching change took place as John Barr took the mound for New Orleans and Jake Pulcheon up to bat. A leadoff walk put the winning run on first followed by a wild pitch which advanced his pinch runner to second. Barr managed to strike out the next to batters swinging but another wild pitch sent the winning run to third with two outs. Facing a full count, Jeremy Simon sent a fly out to shallow center field to send the game to extra innings.Depreta-Johnson got on first base with a single to right center after a lengthy at-bat with one out and a wild pitch on Ducoff’s sent him to second. Ducoff then lined out to deep center field to put two outs on the board in the bottom of the 10th. Halloran struck out swinging to send the game to the 11th.The Huskies loaded the bases with of the 12th with no outs, and after Jake Scott appeared to make it home on a sac bunt, he was called out. After some choice words exchanged with the home plate umpire, Scott was ejected as the ball game remained tied with two outs. On the next at-bat, however, Halloran was hit by the pitch to bring the walkoff run home to secure the 4-3 victory.BSB: 1:58 am at Constellation Field… this is how it ended. Bases loaded, @HBUHuskiesBSB’s Halloran HBP. HBU won 4-3 and forced rematch with @PRIVATEERS_BSB. Huskies and Privateers play again at 1:02 pm. Winner meets @NSUDemonsBSB in title tilt at 6 pm. pic.twitter.com/e2hPef4DhE— Southland Conference (@SouthlandSports) May 26, 2018 The two sides combined for 420 pitches on the night – UNO registered 256 with seven different pitchers while HBU had 164 with three.last_img read more

The Super Cup is also played on Biwenger!

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first_imgBiwenger already warned that this new year 2020 would be loaded with surprises and news for all the most played fantasy managers in Spain. Said and done. After the 10 credits he gave on January 1 to all those registered, we have had little to wait to know what the next surprise would be: the Biwenger Super Cup.Did you think that Biwenger would take a break for not having a day in LaLiga? That never. Biwenger could not fail in an event as important and historical as this new Spanish Super Cup with Final Four format played in Saudi Arabia from Wednesday 8 to Sunday 12 January.The Biwenger Supercup is a macroliga No limit of participants in which the top 10 classified will get prize: PS4; smartwatch, latest generation bluetooth wireless headphones; Biwenger sweatshirts and Premium leagues + Biwenger credits. Further, the first 3 will also take a trophy. The gameplay will be fantasy, with a fixed budget of 300 million, with no substitutes and no changes during the day. You can also select a captain who scores double, so All managers will be on equal terms.Make history yourself and participate in this 1st edition of the Biwenger Supercup divided into 2 days (semifinals and final). You can choose any player from the 4 teams that dispute the tournament: F.C. Barcelona, ​​Real Madrid, Atlético de Madrid and Valencia C.F., provided you do not exceed the established budget.The first day will be composed by Valencia C.F. vs Real Madrid and F.C. Barcelona vs Atlético de Madrid, to be played on Wednesday 8 and Thursday 9 respectively, both at 20:00 peninsular time. The grand final between the 2 winning sets of the “semis” will correspond to the 2nd and final day, which will be played Sunday January 12 at 7:00 p.m. Peninsular time.You can join in the next link and find all the information about the operation of the Biwenger Super Cup and its prizes in the legal bases of the tournament.last_img read more

Ambusley declares win as birthday gift to daughter

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first_imgWESTERN BUREAU:Montego Bay United FC captain Dwayne Ambusley netted his first goal for almost three seasons and only his second goal for the club, as they eased past Tivoli Gardens FC 2-0 in Monday night’s Red Stripe Premier League football fixture at Montego Bay Sports Complex.Afterwards, he dedicated the victory to his daughter, Shanice, who was celebrating her birthday, noting that he had promised something special and the goal was a fitting gift.”I am delighted with the win because I kept my promise to my daughter to score tonight and get the win,” the midfielder said.”It is my first goal in about three years so it’s special on that account. But the most important thing is that we won tonight,” added Ambusley.The win lifted the former champions level to the top on 37 points with Portmore United and two clear of defending champions Arnett Gardens FC.Ambusley’s goal, which gave his team a 12th minute lead, was rather fortuitous, as his intended cross swerved away from Tivoli’s goalkeeper Edsel Scott and into the upper far corner of the goalgoalscoring formMercurial striker Dino Williams also continued his fine goalscoring form, when he scored in the 28th minute in a dominant first half of football from the home side, in front of a partisan crowd.Ambusley said they were determined to get the victory and heaped praise on Williams for his role in the team’s success so far this season.”We talked about it before the game that we needed to win this one and that Dino keeps scoring and it worked out that way. As team captain, I can’t ask for nothing more.”MoBay’s goalkeeper had a relatively quiet night between the posts, but was called to duty with a superb one-handed save to deny Jamoy Sibbles an equaliser at the 18th minute.Williams was netting his League-leading 14th goal for the season, but the hard-running striker was taken off in second half action because of a lingering hamstring problem.Tivoli’s coach, Christopher Bender, said his side’s struggle will have to be addressed with additional talent in the transfer window.”We are not playing with enough confidence at the moment and of course the team missed Junior Flemmings greatly. He brings a certain calmness to the team and that was lacking tonight,” Bender reasoned.”There still a way to go in this up and down season for us, but we’re hoping to get some wins and stay away from trouble,” he said.Tivoli, following their 10th loss this season, lie 10th in the 12-team standings and have a woeful defensive record, having shipped a league leading 28 goals in 19 matches.last_img read more

Sir Hilary: Protect Ja’s sporting tradition

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first_imgJamaican sport has reached a pinnacle of excellence which all Jamaicans have a collective responsibility to maintain and sustain.That was the message from Vice-Chancellor of the University of the West Indies, Professor Sir Hilary Beckles, who was guest speaker at Friday night’s RJR Sports Foundation Sportsman and Sportswoman of the Year Awards Ceremony at The Jamaica Pegasus hotel.”This extraordinary nation has made a most incredible contribution to sport,” Sir Hilary told the audience at the ceremony to honour Jamaica’s best in sport for 2015.Sir Hilary, who has an affinity to cricket in particular, noted that Jamaican sport history was unique in its style, quality, and performance, and its capacity to establish gender equality in the process.”Jamaica has done what many countries have aspired to do in many areas, but especially in sporting culture. This phenomenal achievement has been recognised and it has been respected,” he said.”There is a tradition of excellence in Jamaica, and this excellence has to be maintained and it has to be sustained. It must be institutionalised and it must be industrialised,” the Barbados-born educator said.some societies”If it is not institutionalised and industrialised it will be lost. I have seen how many nations have lost that excellence they have achieved,” Sir Hilary added.Sir Hilary used West Indies cricket as an example of a sport which had at one stage been excellent but later deteriorated dramatically.”In some societies it is considered a crime to lose that excellence,” he said.”This must never happen to Jamaican sport. I don’t wish to be writing in the closing stages of my career about the fall of Jamaican sport,” he added.”Every child in Jamaica must grow to see that things are designed in Jamaica, patented … exported from Jamaica, representing the legends in Jamaican sport. We are here to celebrate this monument. It must not fall.”Sir Hilary, who gained tenure at age 37, said the University of the West Indies had an important role to play in ensuring that Jamaican sport does not lose its value.”Research, innovation, bringing culture, manufacturing, finance, and technology together to sustain this incredible achievement,” he said.”We all have a responsibility. There has to be accountability. It must not be taken lightly. The efforts of generations must not be dashed overnight.”last_img read more

Businesswoman robbed at gunpoint

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first_imgA businesswoman of Chinese descent is now counting her losses after being robbed by two armed men in the presence of her private security detail.According to the Police reports, the woman was returning to her Brickdam, Georgetown residence, escorted by operatives from a private security firm, when two armed men pounced on the security officers.The gunmen were armed with what the victims described as ‘long guns’. Police investigations later revealed that those were actually rifles. The two assailants reportedly discharged several shots into the air before they proceeded to relieve the businesswoman of her valuables.The two gunmen took from the victim $500,000 cash, an iPhone valued at $100,000, a bag valued at $50,000, and $300,000 in jewellery and other valuables before they made good their escape.The Police were subsequently summoned to the scene of the crime, where they recovered three 7.62 spent shells. Police investigations are currently ongoing.last_img read more

Starlets eye CECAFA after Olympic heartbreak

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first_img“We must take that disappointment as a motivator for CECAFA. We have to try and redeem ourselves. We have competed well with teams from different regions and now we are a better team. Always when Kenya goes to CECAFA, we are seen as favorites,” Ouma said.He added; “We have planned ourselves well and hopefully things go well for us and we do well.”His sentiments are shared by striker Mwanahalima Adam who has vowed they will do their all to come back home with the CECAFA title.Harambee Starlets players arrive in Dar es Salaam for the CECAFA Women’s Championship“We have gained so much experience and learnt a lot from the campaign in the Olympic qualifiers. Now that we have missed our target, we will give our all in CECAFA and I want to assure Kenyans that we will do our best not to let them down,” Adam noted.Ouma says the team has learnt a lot from the seven games they have played this season with a relatively new team of young players, having replenished the squad at the start of the campaign.He believes this will be the first step in ensuring the team remains competitive for a long time and believes they have made positive steps forward.“Our performance has shown some development and the strength of the team. Hopefully we can build on from here. I am happy with the learning situation the team has been put through and we have improved from strength to strength,” stated the tactician.Starlets are looking for an improved performance in Tanzania having finished fourth during the last Championship in Kigali last year. In 2016, the team reached the final, but lost to Tanzania.0Shares0000(Visited 16 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Harambee Starlets players line up before their Olympic qualification match against Ghana at the Kasarani Stadium on October 8, 2019. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluNAIROBI, Kenya, Nov 13 – Harambee Starlets touched down in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania on Wednesday afternoon, their focus tightly arrowed at bouncing back from the disappointment of exiting the qualification road to next year’s Olympics in Tokyo.Starlets lost 3-2 on aggregate to Zambia to bow out of the race and head coach David Ouma says they will use that heartbreak as their launching pad to a maiden CECAFA title.last_img read more

Vipers come from behind to pile more misery on SC Villa

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first_imgSseninde (left) and Waiswa (right) celebrating Vipers’ third goal against Villa on Wednesday (Photo by Vipers’ media)Startimes Uganda Premier LeagueSc villa 1-3 vipersMandela National Satdium, NambooleWednesday, 24-10-2018NAMBOOOLE – Ten-man Vipers SC defeat SC villa 3-1 away from home in the StarTimes Uganda premier league game on Wednesday at Mandela National Stadium.The hosts were the first to score through Habib kavuma in the 27th minute but their advantage was wiped out three minutes to the break as last season’s top Daniel Sserunkuma converted from close range to make it 1-1.Sserukuma had earlier had a goal disallowed for offside when he made a perfect connection to Duncan Sseninde’s cross into the area.A minute into the second half, Abraham Ndugwa who was making his first league start in a Venoms’ shirt scored a beauty off Noah Wafula’s cross. The former Masavu FC Captain connected with the ball via a scorpion-kick into the roof of the net to put Vipers 2-1 up.Three minutes later, Moses Waiswa made it 3-1 to the visitors, converting from a free-kick just outside the area after Sseninde was brought down.Captain Tadeo Lwanga fouled Albert Mugisa and the referee gave him a straight red card 20 minutes to the end of the game.Despite the one man disadvantage, the Venoms held on to their fourth victory of the season and regain top spot in the standings.Speaking to the press after the match Villa head coach Moses Basena said that his team was very sleepy especially in defence but he is going back to correct their mistakes.“My defence was sleepy and the hosts got away on many times but am going to go correct the mistakes before our next match, said Basena.For Vipers SC head coach Javier Martinez, he was excited for another win and how the boys are quickly learning his style of play.“Am happy for I have not lost any game and the way my boys played today, they showed confidence but am going to go back and correct a the few errors we made, said MartinezThe loss means that Villa slip into second from bottom with two points from their first four games.SC Villa Starting XIYusuf Wasswa, David Owori, Derrick Ndahiro, Savio Kabugo, Habib Kavuma, Manco Kaweesa, Joseph Ssemujju, Albert Mugisa, Ajab Abdulrahman, Bashir Mutanda, Ambrose KiryaVipers SC Starting XIFabien Mutombora, Bashir Asiku, Yayo Lutimba, Geoffrey Wasswa, Livingstone Mulondo, Taddeo Lwanga, Abraham Ndugwa, Moses Waiswa, Dan Sserunkuma, Duncan Sseninde, Noah WafulaThe other results from Wednesday’s games:-Nyamitobora 2-1 Mbarara city-Maroons FC 1-1 URA FC-Ndejje University FC 1-2 Police FCComments Tags: Abraham NdugwaSC VillaStarTimes Uganda Premier Leaguevipers sclast_img read more

Barca pull 10 points clear as Juve lose first of the season

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first_img Tags: French Ligue 1German BundesligaItalian Serie ASpanish La Ligatop Messi scored a hattrick against Betis this past weekend (Agency Photos)Barcelona pulled 10 points clear at the top of the Spanish La Liga thanks to a 4-1 victory away to Real Betis on Sunday.Lionel Messi continued his impressive form this campaign, scoring a hattrick while Luis Suarez got the other goal. Loren Moron scored Betis consolation on a night that the Estadio Benito Villamarin gave Messi a standing ovation straight after completing his treble.The victory sees Barca move onto 66 points for the season, having won 20, drawn 6 and lost only two of their 28 games so far.For second placed Atletico, their chances of winning a second League title in five years were all but shuttered as they lost 2-0 away to Athletic Bilbao on Saturday.The 2013/14 champions struggled throughout the first 70 minutes and were eventually punished with 13 minutes to play as Inaki Williams put Bilbao ahead. Simone’s side looked to have woken up but the home side landed a sucker punch with 5 minutes to play as Kenan Kodro scored a second.Atletico now remain on 56 points, 10 behind leader Barcelona with just 10 games to play.In Madrid, Zinedin Zidane got off to a winning return as Madrid coach, defeating relegation threatened Celta Vigo 2-0 at the Bernabue.After a goalless first half, Real took the lead on 62 minutes through Isco. Gareth Bale added a second 15 minutes later to seal the victory.This is Real’s 17th win of the current campaign and it sees them remain third, two points behind Atletico.Elsewhere, the battle for the fourth and final champions league spot intensified with 4th placed Getafe and Valencia (7th) drawing 0-0 at the Mestalla while Deportivo Alaves (5th) and Sevilla (6th) both won their respective fixtures.Alaves were 3-1 winners at Huesca while Sevilla defeated Espanyol 1-0. Only six points are the difference between Getafe and Valencia.Also on the weekend, Villarreal, Valladolid and Girona were the other winners. The Yellow Submarine made it two wins on the trot as they defeated Real Vallecano 3-1, Valladolid were 2-1 winners away to Eibar while Girona powered past Leganes 2-0.In Italy, Juventus were subjected to a first loss of the season as they went down 2-0 away to Genoa.This was Juve’s first loss of the seasonWith star-player-Cristiano Ronaldo rested, the Old Lady paid dearly, ending a 27 game unbeaten run since the start of the season.Both of Genoa’s goals came in the second half with Stefano Sturaro scoring the first on 72 minutes and Goran Pandev adding the second 9 minutes later.The loss means Juve are now 15 points ahead of Napoli in the race for this year’s Scudetto, with just 10 games to play.For Napoli, they were 4-2 winners at home to Udinese.  Amin Younes, Arkadiusz Milik, Jose Callejon and Dries Mertens were all on target for Carlo Anchelloti’s side while Kevin Lasagna and Seko Fofana scored for the visitors.Victory for Napoli means they reduce Juve’s lead at the top to 15 points after 28 games.In the Milan derby, Inter defeated AC 3-2 at the San Siro to return into third on the standings. Inter raced into a 2-0 lead by the 51st minute thanks to Matias Vecino and Stefan de Vrij’s goals. AC pulled one back through Tiemeuo Bakayoko but Lauturo Martinez struck from the spot on 67 minutes to restore Inter’s 2 goal caution. Mateo Musacchio scored a second for AC late on but could not stop Genaro Gattuso’s side from losing in the end.Luciano Spalleti’s side retain 3rd spot on the standings with 53 points while AC are now 4th, two points behind Inter.In the race for other European spots, Roma lost 2-1 at SPAL, Lazio defeated Parma 4-1 while Atalanta were held to a 1-1 draw at home to bottom side Cheivo.Elsewhere, Sampdoria, Cagliari, Bologna and Empoli also registered victories in their respective fixture.In France, PSG edged closer to another League title, dispatching 10 man Marseille 3-1 at the Parc de Princes on Sunday.The Parisians who were still without the injured Naymer and Edison Cavani took the lead through teenage sensation Kylian Mbappe on 45 minutes but Marseille responded a minute into the second half off Valeri Germain’s strike. Angel Di Maria scored twice in the second half that also saw Marseille captain Steve Mandanda sent off for handling outside his area and Mbappe missing a penalty in the dying minutes of the game.Di Maria scored PSG’s last two goals against MarseilleThe three points mean PSG now move to 77 points for the season having won 25, drawn 2 and lost only one of their 28 games so far.Lille who occupy send on the table, lost their weekend’s game 1-0 at home to a resurgent Monaco.Calros Vinicius scored the game’s only goal in the 90th minute after both sides had proved to be wasteful in front of goal throughout the first 89 minutes.Despite the loss, Lille remain second with 57 points, 20 behind PSG.In Lyon, home side Olympique Lyon fought hard to defeat Montpellier 3-2 on Sunday. Batrand Traore, Martin Terrir and Houssem Aouer scored for Lyon while Florent Mollet and Souleymane Camera struck for the visitors.Lyon move to within four points of second placed Lille, six ahead of Marseille who are fourth.Saint Etienne and Reims also continued their push for a European position with comprehensive victories in their weekend’s fixtures. Etienne defeated Caen 5-0 while Reims were 1-0 winners over Nantes.Elsewhere, only Guingamp were victorious in the bottom three as they defeated Dijon 1-0 at home.In Germany, the top two of Bayern Munich and Dortmund were victorious in their games this past weekend. Bayern trounced Mainz 6-0 withe James Rodriguez scoring a hattrick while Dortmund required a late Marco Reus strike to overcome Hertha Berlin 3-2 away from home.James scored a hattrick in bayern’s 6-0 win over MainzThe two remain locked at 60 points apiece at the top of the Bundesliga with only 8 games to play.In the battle for the other two final Champions League spots, third placed Leipzig defeated Schalke 04 1-0, Monchengladbach (4th) were held to a 1-1 draw at home to Freiburg while fifth placed Frankfurt defeated Nuremberg 1-0. Leipzig now have 49 points, Gladbach are on 47 while Frankfurt have 46.For 6th placed Bayer leverkusen, they were defeated 3-1 at home to Werder Bremen (8th) while Wolfsburg (7th) were 5-2 winners over Fortuna Dusseldorf.Elsewhere, only Augsburg who defeated Hannover 96 3-1 were the only winners in the bottom half of the Bundesliga.All Results from the La Liga:-Real Sociedad 1-1 Levante-Huesca 1-3 Deportivo Alavés-Real Madrid 2-0 Celta Vigo-Athletic Bilbao 2-0 Atletico Madrid-Leganes 0-2 Girona-Eibar 1-2 Real Valladolid-Espanyol 0-1 Sevilla-Valencia 0-0 Getafe-Villarreal 3-1 Rayo Vallecano-Real Betis 1-4 BarcelonaAll Results from the Serie A:-Cagliari 2-1 Fiorentina-Sassuolo 3-5 Sampdoria-SPAL 2-1 Roma-Torino 2-3 Bologna-Genoa 2-0 Juventus-Atalanta 1-1 Chievo-Empoli 2-1 Frosinone-Lazio 4-1 Parma-Napoli 4-2 Udinese-AC Milan 2-3 Inter MilanAll Results from the French Ligue One:-Nice 1-1 Toulouse-Lille 0-1 Monaco-Angers 0-0 Amiens-Caen 0-5 Saint Etienne-Guingamp 1-0 Dijon-Nîmes 2-2 Strasbourg-Lyon 3-2 Montpellier-Reims 1-0 Nantes-Bordeaux 1-1 Rennes-PSG 3-1 MarseilleAll Results from the German Bundesliga:-Gladbach 1-1 Freiburg-Schalke 04 0-1 Leipzig-Stuttgart 1-1 Hoffenheim-Augsburg 3-1 Hannover 96-Wolfsburg 5-2 Dusseldorf-Hertha Berlin 2-3 Dortmund-Leverkusen 1-3 Bremen-Frankfurt 1-0 Nuremberg-Bayern 6-0 MainzComments last_img read more

Families, farmers and businesses still receiving Government help after Donegal flooding – McHugh

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first_imgFamilies, farmers and businesses are still receiving Government help after the Donegal floods, the Government Chief Whip has said. Deputy Joe McHugh was reacting after Fianna Fáil Deputy Charlie McConalogue raised the issue in the Dail.The Inishowen TD said he was urging the Government to “get to grips” with the flooding issue. However, Deputy McHugh has said that many people may be surprised to see that Fianna Fail are seeking to turn their plight into a ‘political row.’Minister McHugh said: “The Department of Social Protection has provided emergency cash payments to 140 applicants at Stage 1 of the humanitarian assistance process.“Since then 28 families have received Stage 2 payments with another 22 payments pending for items like electrical goods and furniture.“So far two payments are pending under Stage 3 of the assistance scheme – which is a longer-term payment to help with things like re-wiring and plastering. “Under the Red Cross Scheme introduced by the Department of Defence so far 29 small business forms have been received and 13 businesses have been paid the initial €5,000.“Six of the applications are with Donegal County Council, four are to be processed by the IRC, two were rejected due to the presence of insurance while four are awaiting additional information.“A total of two Volunteer/Community/Sporting club forms were received and both have been paid the initial €5,000.”Minister McHugh continued: “Dozens of bridges and roads were washed away. We visited homes flooded by water, sewage and domestic heating oil – homes built on a flood plain during to so-called Celtic Tiger boom of the early 2000s. Another mess left by Fianna Fail for this Government to clean up.“Families are being helped. I have visited those affected and many are surprised that Fianna Fail are seeking to turn their plight into a political row. “Farmers too are being helped; a scheme to help them has been launched with a closing date of this Friday so that the Department of Agriculture can begin to process payments. Other assessments are ongoing.“Our response across all sectors of life in north Donegal has been speedy. It hasn’t stopped though. It will be take many months, even years, before all the damaged infrastructure is put in place – dozens of bridges and roads need replaced; with damage recorded at more than 500 locations.“At all times during those first few hours and in the days and weeks afterwards Ministers across Government and officials in all Departments of Government worked tirelessly to ensure the response was quick and effective. The OPW, the Department of Transport and other departments continue to assess long term measures. I want to again pay tribute to Donegal County Council staff and personnel from Government departments who continue their work on behalf of those affected by the flood. The focus of this Government is continuing on a daily basis and will continue in the months ahead.“I remain thankful there was no loss of life, due in no small measure to the heroism of local people and the support given by the emergency services,” Minister McHugh concluded. Families, farmers and businesses still receiving Government help after Donegal flooding – McHugh was last modified: September 26th, 2017 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:Charlie McConaloguedaildonegalfloodFLOODINGJoe McHughlast_img read more

Who will the Raiders play in 2019 preseason and where?

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first_imgThe Raiders announced their 2019 preseason schedule Tuesday morning, and it includes one nationally televised game and a matchup at an undetermined neutral site.The Raiders begin the preseason hosting the defending Super Bowl runner-up Los Angeles Rams at the Oakland Coliseum before visiting the Arizona Cardinals on Thursday, Aug. 15 at 5 p.m. PST on ESPN. The Cardinals own the No. 1 pick in the 2019 NFL Draft, and that matchup could pit the Raiders against rookie quarterback Kyler Murray if …last_img read more