December 27

SOCCER NEWS: MCLAUGHLIN THE HERO FOR CAPPRY AS HE NETS LAST-GASP WINNER

first_imgCAPPRY ROVERS NOTES CAPPRY ROVERS LOTTOLast weeks lotto numbers were 1, 6, 7, 9. There was no jackpot winner The winner of the €50 lucky ticket was Andrew Doherty, Cappry.Next weeks jackpot is €1200. Remember if you’re not in you can’t win!!SENIORSCappry Rovers were away to Cranford On Sunday and continued their great start to the season with Benny McLaughlin nicking it for Cappry in the last minute of the game. Cappry started the game on the front foot and soon took the lead when Benny McLaughlin beat the Cranford defender and crossed for Aaron Kelly to place the ball in the back of the net.Cranford came back into it after the Cappry goal and soon grabbed one of their own.They could have taken the lead but for Eoin Gallen in the Cappry goal saving a Cranford penalty.Benny got the 1st of his 2 goals before half time to put Cappry back in the lead. The 2nd half was very tight and even when Cranford were reduced to 10 men, they brought the game to Cappry and found an equaliser.It looked to be heading for a draw before Benny came to the rescue. CAPPRY ROVERS UNDER 18’sThe under 18’s had a free weekend. They are due to play Keadue Rovers on Saturday in Central Park, Keadue.CAPPRY ROVERS UNDER 16’sThis game was played in good conditions for football on Tuesday night. Cappry started well and should have taken the lead in the 9th minute when Daire McCafferty’s cross found Sean McBride who controlled well but blazed his shot over the bar.The home team kept pressing for the opening goal but Lagan’s defence held out well and with their keeper making a few fine saves from both Karl Doherty and Sean McBride.Lagan were always a threat on the break and kept the Cappry defence on their toes.Cappry started to pile on the pressure at the start of the 2nd half but it took until the 52nd minute before they got the breakthrough. It came after some fine play from Jamie Keegan who then crossed for Daire McCafferty who finished superbly when he chipped his effort in at the back post.But Lagan did not give up and they drew level in the 56th minute when Ciaran Daffan pounced on a mistake in the Cappry defence to round the home teams keeper and tap into an empty net.The game was in the balance, but in the 64th minute Cappry went in front again after Sean McBride was fouled on the edge of the box.From the free kick Oisin Gallen found Chad McShorley who made no mistake with his header from 6 yards.In the 70th min the home team wrapped up the points when Lagan could only clear Oisin Gallen’s corner to the edge of the box to N.P McDaid who’s shot found the bottom corner.Two team performance’s.Cappry started this cup game well and were well on top from the start.The home side were unlucky not to go 1 up in the 5th minute when Karl McGlynn found Kyle O’Meara at the back post but he saw his shot come back off the post.The home side kept pressing for the goal that their play deserved and they finally got it in the 12th minute when Karl McGylnn’s shot found the bottom corner.The home side doubled their lead in the 15th when Sean McBride finished well in the box.In the 20th minute the home side made it 3-0 when after a driving run Chad McShorley was fouled in the box. Sean McBride made no mistake from the spot sending the Ballybofey keeper the wrong way.In the 25th minute Kyle O’Meara seen his terrific header from an Odhran Doherty cross come back off the crossbar.Shaun Rodgers picked up the clearance and went on a great run before cutting back and crossing to Sean McBride who scored with a stunning volley.The home team were playing really well at this stage and were passing the ball really well.To their credit Ballybofey never gave up and worked hard trying to contain the home team.In 53rd minute Cappry made it 5 when Oisin Gallen crossed to Rory Mulligan who put his header in the top corner.In the 65th minute Cappry made it 6 when Rory Mulligan crossed for Luke Gavigan who headed home from 6 yards.Ballybofey kept going and in the 73rd minute Anthony Bruton forced Jamie Bell into a smart save.Good team performance from Cappry.Team performance from Ballybofey.CAPPRY ROVERS UNDER 14’sThe under 14’s had a free weekend but are back in league action again on Saturday with a home game against Drumkeen Utd, 12.30pm Kick off.The U14 Crusaders had another good win in the Letterkenny and District League in Cappry Park on Sunday. They defeated Letterkenny Crusaders 8-3.They’re away to Bonagee Arcade this weekend.CAPPRY ROVERS UNDER 12’sThe U12’s played Curragh Athletic in Killygordon on Saturday in a game that pitted 1st against 2nd.The game finished 2-2 with Oisin McGlinchey and Luke McGlynn getting the Cappry goals.They are playing Lagan Harps in Cappry Park this Friday evening with a 7pm kick off.The Crusaders were away to Letterkenny Utd at the weekend and were beaten 4-2 on the day. They are at home this weekend to Glencar Hammers.The Colts continued their good start with another good win. They beat Lurgy Celtic 1-0 with Darragh Porter getting the goal. They are away to Letterkenny Crusaders this weekend.Times for games to be confirmed.UNDERAGE TRAININGKeep an eye on our facebook page for training times.LAST MAN STANDINGA massive thank you to all who entered our Last Man Standing competition.All weekly selections/results will be posted on our facebook page.Good luck to one and all……..SOCCER NEWS: MCLAUGHLIN THE HERO FOR CAPPRY AS HE NETS LAST-GASP WINNER was last modified: November 4th, 2014 by Mark ForkerShare 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:Cappry RoversNoticessoccerSportlast_img read more

December 21

Daniel admits he prefers The Chase than Love Island!

first_imgDaniel O’Donnell has admitted that he has never watched huge television hit Love Island and doesn’t even know exactly what it’s all about.The Donegal singing star says he watches lots of television but Love Island isn’t his thing.Instead, the 57-year-old millionaire entertainer says he loves quiz shows and similar programmes. And instead of watching Maura in a bikini by the poolside, he prefers to watch brainbox Anne Hegerty on The Chase which he revealed is his favourite show.He told Donegal Daily “I am not watching Love Island at all, is it good? I do watch television but I love quizzes. They are my thing.“I watch The Chase and all these kind of things. I love The Chase and it’s probably my favourite.”But Daniel said he hasn’t got around to watching the show that is topping all the ratings. He added “I haven’t watched Love Island at all. There’s a lot about it and I know there is an Irish girl in it, isn’t there?“To be honest I’m not even sure what it’s about. Is it couples? I would watch it but I just haven’t got around to it.”Daniel admits he prefers The Chase than Love Island! was last modified: July 11th, 2019 by Shaun KeenanShare 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:daniel o’donnellLove IslandThe Chaselast_img read more

December 21

Lampard hails Hazard after Chelsea win

first_imgEmbed from Getty ImagesChelsea legend Frank Lampard says Eden Hazard’s display against Qarabag underlined his world-class ability. Hazard scored his sixth goal in seven appearances for the Blues as they coasted into the Champions League knockout stages with a thumping 4-0 win over Qarabag.The Belgian also teed up the second goal for Willian with an exquisite flick.Speaking on BT Sport, Chelsea’s all-time leading scorer Lampard, who netted 211 goals for the Blues, said: “World class for me is affecting games at Champions League and international level over a period of time and Hazard is certainly in that bracket.”Fellow pundits Rio Ferdinand and Steven Gerrard agreed.“He has everything,” said ex-Liverpool and England midfielder Gerrard.“He can score goals, he can can create goals, he has vision speed and is direct. His awareness for the little back-heel was sensational; that was world class right there.”Former Manchester United and England defender Ferdinand added: “Hazard is definitely world class.“He is the reason Chelsea won the league and if they are going to go any deeper in the competition he will have to play a huge role and do what he did tonight.” Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

December 19

TB vaccine in SA clinical trial

first_imgA doctor examining chest X-rays at aTB clinic in Cape Town. (Image: USDepartment of State official blog) Educational poster for TB, publishedby TB Care in Cape Town.(Image: World Lung Foundation) A rural health clinic, where patients aretreated for, among others, TB. (Image:Damien Schumann, World Lung Foundation)Janine ErasmusSouth Africa is the setting for a phase II clinical trial of an advanced new tuberculosis vaccine. The trial is to be conducted by the non-profit Aeras Global TB Vaccine Foundation, which is supported by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. Its local partner is the South African Tuberculosis Vaccine Initiative (Satvi), based at Cape Town University. Satvi is the largest dedicated TB vaccine research group in Africa.Currently there is only one TB vaccine available worldwide – the Bacille Calmette-Guérin or BCG vaccine, developed back in 1921. This is the drug administered to infants at birth. With TB evolving in recent years into drug-resistant and extensively drug-resistant strains, the almost century-old BCG is no longer as effective as it once was.According to Aeras, the BCG vaccine provides protection against severe forms of infant TB but cannot be relied upon for the adult form of the disease. Since TB is most prevalent in adults it is imperative that a vaccine be developed that is effective in combating all strains of TB, including drug-resistant versions. BCG is the most widely-administered vaccine in the world, says Aeras, but still the TB burden is increasing.According to Tony Hawkridge of Satvi, BCG is also dangerous for those suffering from Aids, and may also be unsafe for HIV-positive patients. This is because BCG is a live vaccine that may further compromise an already-weakened immune system.However, the new vaccine works alongside BCG and is intended to enhance the body’s immune response, which will have already been activated by the administration of BCG. It does this by using a protein from the pathogen, the Mycobacterium tuberculosis bacterium, to boost production of T-cells, a type of white blood cell that defends the body against infection.Collaborative effortAeras is also working with the Oxford-Emergent Tuberculosis Consortium in development of the new vaccine. This is a collaborative effort between researchers at Oxford University and US-based Emergent BioSolutions, a pharmaceutical company that specialises in the development of vaccines against killer diseases such as anthrax, botulism, tuberculosis, typhoid, and hepatitis B.The new vaccine, known as MVA85A/AERAS-485, was developed by Wellcome Trust senior research fellow Dr Helen McShane and her team at Oxford’s Jenner Institute. McShane commented that this is the first experimental TB vaccine to advance to phase II of a clinical trial in more than 80 years.“It’s the first of new-generation TB vaccines to go into this kind of study looking at efficacy in infants,” she said. “It’s enormously exciting, and I sincerely hope we will see some efficacy.”The cost of the study is estimated at US$14-million (R124-million) and will be carried by Aeras and the Wellcome Trust, a UK-based charity that funds biomedical research around the world. Previous trial phases have already been carried out South Africa and the Gambia, with promising results.The trial, which involves some 2 750 South African children, will be based at the Brewelskloof TB Hospital in Worcester, Western Cape. Researchers are currently in the process of selecting the participating infants. All children will already have received BCG at birth, as is the standard practice, and at 18 weeks half of them will get MVA85A while the other half will be given a placebo.According to McShane, the team is hoping for at least a 60% reduction in the incidence of pulmonary TB among children who receive the vaccine, compared with children who get the placebo. She added that initial results may be available as early as 2011 or 2012.“There is still a long road ahead,” remarked Aeras CEO Jerald Sadoff, “but this marks an important milestone toward the goal of a more effective TB vaccine.”“We believe this is the most exciting advance in the field of TB vaccines for over 80 years,” said McShane. “We have shown that this vaccine is safe and stimulates strong immune responses. This trial will hopefully show that the vaccine can protect people from getting TB and enable the global community to begin to control this devastating disease.”Global scourgeThe World Health Organisation (WHO) reports that about one third of the planet’s entire population is infected with TB. Despite the fact that TB is treatable and curable, of these roughly 2-billion people about 1.8-million succumb to the disease every year. A large number of them are children.TB is also a major killer of people with HIV and Aids, according to the WHO. There are about 33-million people living with HIV, of whom about a third are also infected with TB. Because their immune systems are weakened by the primary infection, around 90% of these people die within two to three months of contracting TB – unless they are treated.The incidence of TB is widespread in South Africa, and each year another 250 000 new cases are recorded in the country. According to Satvi, South Africa carries the seventh highest TB burden of all countries. Approximately 80 people die of the disease in South Africa every day, a figure that has been accelerated by the concurrent HIV epidemic.With 25% of all cases but only 10% of the population, the Western Cape is the hardest-hit by TB, which is one of the reasons the trial is taking place in that province.Between 15% and 20% of TB cases in South Africa are children. These young patients have contracted TB only recently, which demonstrates that current TB control measures are not doing what they should.Extensive testingNo medicine can be released for public consumption without undergoing extensive clinical trials, which are conducted on human subjects over a period of time. A clinical trial can only be started once sufficient preliminary information has been collected on the non-clinical properties of the medication or device, and permission has been obtained from the health authority in the country where it is to take place.There are several phases to a clinical trial, which can take years to complete.The pre-trial phase involves in vivo and in vitro testing to gather initial data on efficacy, toxicity and the body’s interaction with the drug. Only once all this data has been evaluated is the decision made on whether or not the product merits further testing.Phase 0 involves a trial with very small doses on just a few subjects to gather data on the interaction between the body and the drug or device.Phase I involves administration of the device or drug to a slightly larger group of patients. If the product is a drug, subjects are given a range of doses so that the most effective therapeutic dose can be established, although this is still a lesser dose than that which causes adverse effects in animals. Patients are typically healthy volunteers.Phase II extends phase one, with a bigger group of patients or volunteers. This is the make-or-break stage for a drug, as it often happens that during this period patients will show negative side effects, or the drug or device will not work as well as hoped.If, during the initial phases, a product proves itself to be effective and safe, it will pass into phase III, which is considered the definitive assessment phase of the safety and effectiveness of a drug or device. Subject groups of up to 3 000 are involved. This is usually the longest and most expensive phase of testing and having successfully proven itself, sometimes in more than one phase III trial, the drug or device is submitted for regulatory approval. Once approval has been obtained, the manufacturer may begin to market the product.Phase IV sees continuing monitoring of the product and ongoing technical support once the product is on the market.Do you have queries or comments about this article? Contact Janine Erasmus at [email protected] articlesSaving more lives from TB, fasterSA, US join to fight tuberculosisTB diagnosis breakthroughUseful linksAeras Global TB World Health Organisation – TBBill & Melinda Gates FoundationWellcome TrustOxford-Emergent Tuberculosis ConsortiumEmergent BioSolutionsOxford UniversityJenner Institute – OxfordThe International Clinical Trials Registry Platformlast_img read more

December 17

This is My Hobby: Geocaching & Hiking

first_img[vsw id=”To0qeX2oXVQ” source=”youtube” width=”425″ height=”344″ autoplay=”no”]Check out and share the latest Geocaching.com Presents video. This is My Hobby: Geocaching & Hiking takes you along on a geocaching adventure hiking up a picturesque mountain trail, accompanied by a four-legged geo-companion. Show your friends how geocaching adds adventure to a hike in the hills, or a mountain trail climb with the family dog.Click on the image to view and share the videoSubscribe to the official Geocaching.com YouTube channel to be one of the first to see new videos about the evolving world of geocaching. Watch the more than 50 videos produced by Geocaching.com on our video page.Share with your Friends:More SharePrint RelatedThis is My Hobby – Rock Climbing and GeocachingJune 7, 2012In “Community”Groundspeak Weekly Newsletter – July 11, 2012July 11, 2012In “Geocaching.com Videos”Geocaching Vlogs and Online Videos – The New Horizon of Caching Media Part IIOctober 7, 2011In “Community”last_img read more

October 27

UNC Paid Duke Over $27K For Locker Room Damages, But AD Bubba Cunningham Clearly Isn’t Happy

first_imgNorth Carolina football spray painted 'UNC' in Duke locker room.Well, so much for UNC and Duke getting along. As a result of the damages the North Carolina football team caused to Duke’s locker room and facilities after this past November’s football game, the Blue Devils sent the Tar Heels a $27,140 bill. Head coach Larry Fedora and school AD Bubba Cunningham each wrote personal checks for $13,585 to split the cost, according to The Herald-Sun. But it doesn’t appear that UNC’s brass are necessarily happy about it. Cunningham, in a letter to Duke AD Kevin White, claimed that he didn’t understand the charges. He also made note of the fact that someone painted D-U-K-E on some of UNC’s pillars last year.“While I may not understand the charges assessed, we take complete responsibility for our students and our programs.” Laura Keeley, Duke beat reporter for the Raleigh News & Observer, also mentions that Cunningham was disappointed that Blue Devils coach David Cutcliffe didn’t return Larry Fedora’s “apology call.”Bubba Cunningham also said he was disappointed Duke coach David Cutcliffe never returned Larry Fedora’s apology call— Laura Keeley (@laurakeeley) February 13, 2015Keeley also tweeted out a number of photos of the damages. Photo of said damaged locker room carpet in the Duke visitor’s locker room, which was replaced for $22,028.44 pic.twitter.com/qdcwqUP0LL— Laura Keeley (@laurakeeley) February 13, 2015Spray paint on Duke practice facility walls pic.twitter.com/XL3rzXVuCe— Laura Keeley (@laurakeeley) February 13, 2015More spray paint damage in Duke vistor’s locker room pic.twitter.com/ts55QzDWx6— Laura Keeley (@laurakeeley) February 13, 2015More spray paint damage in the Duke visitor’s locker room — repainting that & Wallace Wade billed at $4,470 pic.twitter.com/acJ3n1c7h2— Laura Keeley (@laurakeeley) February 13, 2015And, finally, the picture of Wallace Wade spray paint damage pic.twitter.com/fQdHYMip7H— Laura Keeley (@laurakeeley) February 13, 2015Duke and North Carolina renew their rivalry this November 7th in Chapel Hill.[CBS Sports]last_img read more

September 18

Napoli reject Chiriches offer

first_imgNapoli have rejected an offer from Stoke City to sign Vlad Chiriches, according to Sports Mole.The Romanian centre-half was mostly on the sidelines through the whole of last season under former manager Maurizio Sarri and has been considering his club future as he seeks more playing time.The porters were looking to take advantage of his current predicament to bring him to the Brittania but have seen their bid of around £13.3million rejected out of hand by Napoli.Stoke City suffered relegation to the Sky Bet Championship from the Premier League last season and are looking to bounce back up immediately.Cristiano Ronaldo, JuventusSerie A Betting: Match-day 3 Stuart Heath – September 14, 2019 Considering there is a number of perfect starts so early in the Serie A season, as well as a few surprisingly not-so perfect ones….The club have already signed Nigerian international midfielder Oghenekaro Etebo and Benik Afobe who spent last season on at Wolverhampton Wanderers.New boss Gary Rowett is keen to add to his squad and has targeted former Spurs defender Chiriches to bring more steel to the club’s defensive unit.The Romanian is expected to play a huge role at Naples this campaign as new boss Carlo Ancelotti is a huge admirer of his abilities.Napoli and Ancelotti will be hoping to go one step further by usurping Juventus from the top of the league after they finished second last season.last_img read more

September 18

Hierro reveals he was offered a Spain contract extension

first_imgFormer Spain manager Fernando Hierro, revealed that he was offered a contract extension until Qatar 2022 but he ended up rejecting it.The whole deal with Spain and Fernando Hierro during the 2018 World Cup in Russia was nothing short of surreal, he took the hot seat right after Julen Lopetegui got sacked and attempted to right the ship during the competition with little luck.Despite the evident poor performance by the Spanish national team during the competition after getting eliminated by the tournament hosts, Fernando Hierro revealed that he even got offered a contract extension to continue managing the squad until the next World Cup.The former manager recently offered an interview to ‘O11CE Metros’ magazine, where he revealed several details of his whole experience and also how the whole new contract offer took place.“I just turned 50 years old and I have never seen anything like it in my life, to live a situation of such magnitude just three days before the start of a World Cup,” said Hierro in a fragment of the interview picked up by Mundo Derpotivo.“My commitment and honesty took me to take the job as the manager. I understood that I had to do it then, my conscience is clear.”“I actually had a contract until the Qatar World Cup and I still think that the best solution was to step aside, for me and everyone else.”“I decided that I needed to give a chance to the younger generation. We have amazing players and manager, which is the case of Luis Enrique, who is a wonderful national team manager.”Gerard Pique, Neymar, BarcelonaLa Liga Betting: Match-day 4 Stuart Heath – September 14, 2019 Despite it being very early into La Liga season, both Barcelona and Real Madrid have had unprecedented starts to their campaigns. With this in…“I knew that the level of commitment was as high as anyone could imagine, but I needed to step up in a situation as complex as that one.”“I would like to thank the commitment from all the players and everything else, is just football, something you can’t really control,” he added.🇪🇸 Fernando Hierro, en la revista oficial de @afefutbol:➡️ “En mi vida había visto una situación parecida a la del Mundial, pero lo volvería a intentar”👇🏽 La entrevista íntegra https://t.co/hctDAuZgkI— El Partidazo de COPE (@partidazocope) December 24, 2018last_img read more

September 18

Burnley star signs new contract

first_imgBurnley youngster McNeil has signed a new contract with the club and has put paid to speculations over his exit from the club.The teenager signed his first professional contract at the club last April and has been in blistering form since he made his debut for the club last season.“A lot has happened in a short space of time and I’m happy to have signed a new deal,” McNeil Lancashiretelegraph.“I hadn’t really thought this far ahead but I’m just happy it’s come so soon.Burnley FC v Manchester City - Premier LeagueMatch Preview: Burnley vs Liverpool Boro Tanchev – August 30, 2019 Premier League leaders Liverpool travel to Burnley for the Matchday 4 of the 2019-20 Premier League campaign.“The main aim was to sign it so I can focus on my football and I’ve done that now so I can focus and crack on with what I’m doing.“I think I’ve taken my opportunity well and hopefully I can build on that.“Hopefully I can stay in the team and really focus on this season. I think we’re doing well and we’ve got to keep that form going.“It’s a dream staying in the Premier League. It’s the best league in the world and you always want to stay and play in the Premier League.”last_img read more

September 18

Sami Khedira accepts Atalanta deserved to win

first_imgJuventus midfielder Sami Khedira conceded they were second-best to Atalanta and deservedly paid the price for it.Massimiliano Allegri’s side fell to their first domestic defeat of the campaign by losing 3-0 in Bergamo to Atalanta on Wednesday night to end their hopes of a fifth successive Coppa Italia crown.Even with the likes of Cristiano Ronaldo and Paulo Dybala in the starting line-up, Juventus were unable to threaten an Atalanta side that were clearly at the top of their game in front of their home supporters for the quarter-final tie.Right-back Timothy Castagne gave Atalanta the lead in the 37th-minute with Colombian forward Duvan Zapata then doubling their advantage before the break and then sealing the victory by adding a second goal late on.Juventus had chances though to get back into the game in the second half with Khedira’s volley representing their best chance in scoring.But the former Real Madrid star saw his effort denied superbly by Atalanta goalkeeper Etrit Berisha.Speaking after their quarter-final exit, Khedira acknowledged that the best team won on the night.Romelu Lukaku, Inter MilanLukaku backed to beat Ronaldo in Serie A scoring charts Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Former Inter Milan star Andy van der Meyde is confident Romelu Lukaku will outscore Cristiano Ronaldo in this season’s Serie A.“It’s difficult and sad to lose like that, but it’s part of football and we have to accept it,” said Khedira on the club website.“It wasn’t our best night and Atalanta had a great game. They deserved the win and we wish them good luck for the semi-finals.”Despite the setback, Khedira urged the team to bounce back and return their focus back to the Serie A.“These games can happen over the course of the season,” he said.“Of course, it hurts more when it’s a sudden-death game, but it won’t have any consequences for our league campaign.“We made too many mistakes and Atalanta took advantage of them – we didn’t deserve to go through.”Juventus will next take on Parma on Saturday in Turin for a Serie A match.last_img read more