Family company changes name after trademark mix-up

first_imgA two-year-old family company has been forced to change its name after finding a similar name had already been taken just weeks before it set up. Hannah Huntly and Beth Cook launched Baker & Barista in Ipswich two years ago without knowing that contract catering company Elior UK, based at Staines-upon-Thames in Surrey, had already applied to trademark the name ‘Barista & Baker’.In April, the sisters received a letter from a firm of patent and trademark attorneys acting for Elior asking them to stop using their original name on the grounds that it was too similar to the company’s protected trademark.The sisters’ shop will close tomorrow (8 September) and reopen as Applaud Coffee on Thursday (10 September). Applaud Coffee is now registered as their own trademark to avoid similar problems.Huntly told the Ipswich Star: “The change has required us to redesign and print our promotional material, and we will have new signage. We will be closed for one day while works take place.”Cook added: “Although our name will change, nothing else will. Everything else will be the same; the same staff, products and service. Customers with Baker & Barista vouchers will be able to use them at Applaud Coffee.“The coffee house has been a great success and we have had to increase the number of staff we employ to cope with demand. We take pride in serving quality coffee and are excited by the new name for our coffee house.”A spokesperson from Elior UK said Huntly and Cook were given eight months to make the name change as it is a small company.last_img read more

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In football and life, Byers breaks the mold

first_imgJeff Byers is a towering figure. The 6-foot-3, 290-pound redshirt senior left guard is a force to be reckoned with on a Trojan offensive line already stacked with giants.Yet in the case of Byers, his actions and words speak much louder than his stature. In maturity and intelligence, this Trojan towers above his teammates.While some players react to big plays with arrogance and taunting, the easygoing, modest Byers plays his part with stoic intensity. As a pivotal part of one of the most highly touted offensive units in college football, Byers understands the unglamorous nature of his position, which is arguably football’s most grueling.Not an ‘old man’ · Senior Jeff Byers will be practicing at Howard Jones Field for the sixth and final time this year. One of the oldest players on the team, Byers sets a good example on and off the field for his teammates. – Nathaniel Gonzalez | Daily Trojan “I don’t really pay attention to being in the national spotlight,” Byers said. “We just come out here and work hard everyday. As linemen, who really cares, you know? I could care less what people think of me or what people think of our O-line because it’s not a glorified position … We get dirty, we get bloody and that’s just what we are. Whether the country knows about us or not, who cares? We do our job because we love it.”Despite his best efforts to ignore the spotlight, the sixth-year senior has inevitably found himself the center of attention as the team’s most veteran player. In his conduct both on and off the field, Byers seems more than up to the task of playing mentor.“I do feel like an old man,” Byers joked, grinning broadly. “You know, Josh Pinkard and myself have been here a long time. And I mean, it’s good to have those guys. I remember when I was a young guy and we had the old guys, you look to them to work hard. Every young guy needs a little guidance and I’m more than willing to give it if they want it.”Offensive line coach Pat Ruel praised the team leader for his willingness to guide younger players and suggested that his experience makes practicing with him “like having an extra coach on the field.”Starting junior center Kristofer O’Dowd echoed Ruel’s sentiments, discussing how Byers’ own experience as a center helped him get to where he stands today.“He was one of those guys when I was younger he’d kind of settle me down, put an arm over me and just tell me, ‘Everything’s going well, everything’s okay. Just be calm, collected and you’ll get better every day.’ And I’ve taken that to heart,” O’Dowd said.Such a long and storied college career could not come without hardship, however, and the main reason why the 23-year-old Byers was able to return for this season is a difficult injury history. The senior was sidelined for the better part of two years starting in 2005, with hip and back injuries during a long stretch of bench time he referred to as the hardest part of his athletic career.“When I was hurt and getting back, something that you love is taken away from you and it’s always hard to sit back on the sidelines and watch and know that you can’t be out there,” Byers said. “You get mind games played with yourself and you’re always questioning whether ‘Am I okay or am I not okay?’ It’s just a constant battle to say, ‘I got to keep going. I got to keep working.’”The silver lining buried beneath the physical and psychological difficulties Byers faced on the bench was the chance it gave the fiercely intelligent student athlete to focus on an area in which football players rarely distinguish themselves: academics.“I had a great opportunity when I was injured to get ahead in school, and Marshall’s one of the best programs in the country,” said Byers, a business administration major. “It just seemed like a natural fit. Business is something I want to do.”When asked if he had ever been approached by his teammates for financial advice, Byers laughed, responding, “If we had any money, I think they might.”Despite his everlasting modesty, Byers’ financial savvy has become the stuff of legend around the locker room. In a famous story, head coach Pete Carroll even asked Byers to explain the 2008 financial meltdown to his teammates ­— with what Ruel described as decidedly mixed results.“He did a very nice job, but there were some guys in the room scratching their heads because he’s a little farther ahead than most of us are on that subject,” Ruel said, laughing. “But the fact of the matter is that Jeff’s very articulate and he’s very well-spoken, and he does a nice job of explaining things.”Ruel also explained that Byers’ willingness to push his academics as far as his athletics is merely indicative of his driven personality.“He’s always getting things done,” Ruel said emphatically. “He’s a doer. He’s either working on his M.B.A., he’s working on business ideas or he’s out here working on being an excellent football player. I mean, there’s no grass growing underneath this guy’s feet.”Now, the always-advancing Byers, as big and strong as he’s ever been, heads into the 2009 football season with the benefit of a full offseason, something Carroll remarked Byers hadn’t had since before the seasons he was sidelined with injuries.“He looks great. He’s in great shape. He feels great and hopefully he can have the good fortune of being healthy through camp and then it’ll be really obvious why coming back was the right thing to do and all,” Carroll said. “This is his first chance to really express his ability with the background of a good offseason.”Even though he’s always moving forward, summer practice offered Byers a chance to reflect on his long career as a Trojan. The veteran said that his strongest memories spring not from any of the big games he participated in — Byers was even a starter in the 2004 national championship game — but rather out of the practice field where he spent long California afternoons with several generations of players.“It’s incredible to think how many guys I’ve been blessed to play with that have moved on to bigger and better things,” Byers reminisced. “Sam Baker, Ryan Kalil, Deuce Lutui — all guys that are probably some day going to be All-Pros in the NFL. Reliving memories with those guys, you never get — these practice fields especially — you never get those days back.”As for his future, the pragmatic Byers harbors dreams of playing at the next level, which Ruel suggested are well within reach. On his NFL goals, the lineman displayed one final bit of modesty, suggesting the place he wants to end up is “wherever anybody wants me.”“I can only go out and play hard and do what I know how to do, which is hustle and finish and wherever that takes me, it takes me,” Byers said, smiling. “If the NFL wants me, I’ll go there. Of course it’s my goal and my dream. And you’ve got to stay healthy and you’ve got to play hard and it’s out of my control. All I can do is what I can do: work hard, play hard, finish. And we’ll see where that takes me.”last_img read more

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Zack Greinke’s scoreless streak is impressive, but can he save some of that for the fall?

first_imgThe Dodgers know what happens when they don’t get the ball to Zack Greinke.In 2013 they were down 3-2 to St. Louis in the National League Championship Series. It was Clayton Kershaw’s turn. Greinke was ready for Game 7, ominous news to the Cardinals, whom he handled smoothly in Game 5.But, thanks to an unforeseen meltdown by Kershaw, Greinke’s next game was in April 2014.In 2014 they were down 2-1 in a five-game Division Series to the Cardinals, and Kershaw threw Game 4 at Busch Stadium. Again, Greinke had the hammer in his hand for Game 5, which would be at Dodger Stadium. That scenario was golfed into the right-field seats by Matt “Big City” Adams, and again Greinke had to turn in a batter’s chart with no more batters to face. Clearly Kershaw suffered two anomalies, if that’s possible. But we also know that at this very moment, Greinke would be given full access to the postseason baseball.On Friday, Greinke attempts to extend his 43 2/3 innings scoreless streak, which has become a Dodgers specialty. He has not given up a run since Justin Upton of the Padres hit an eighth-inning, game-winning home run on June 13. Ahead of him are Don Drysdale (58 in 1968) and Orel Hershiser (59 in 1988).It’s fashionable to dismiss such streaks as laden with luck, which of course they are. You have to dodge broken-bat hits, errors, and all of baseball’s weird geometry. Drysdale lost his streak when the Phillies’ Howie Bedell lofted a sacrifice fly. It was the third of Bedell’s three career RBIs.But a long streak also means very few fastball mistakes, excellent command and uncanny performance with runners in scoring position Hershier faced 29 hitters in RISP situations in the streak and retired them all.Besides, let’s quit outsmarting ourselves. There are no shortcuts that get you through a month without a run. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorcenter_img Some will tarnish Greinke’s streak, in comparison, because he hasn’t gone nine innings yet. Drysdale and Hershiser pitched complete games throughout.But Greinke has been stringing zeroes all year. Drysdale’s ERA plunged from 2.52 to 1.31 during his run. Greinke’s high ERA this year is 1.97, and it was at 1.95 when his streak began. It is 1.30 now.If anything, this will enlighten people about Greinke’s pitching, if not his well-guarded personality. Those who know him well swear by him.“Don’t ask him anything unless you really want the answer,” said Art Stewart, the longtime Kansas City superscout. “He’s not going to tell you something just because you want to hear it, but I like that.”The Royals took Greinke sixth in the 2002 draft, one pick ahead of Prince Fielder, their second choice. Three of the players ahead of Greinke were pitchers who never made the big leagues. The other two are the disappointing B.J. Upton, now with his third franchise, and pitcher Adam Loewen of the Orioles.Along the way, Greinke showed an amazing memory, an independent streak, and an affinity for player evaluation. He was not moonlighting, either. He’s been in the draft rooms for Kansas City and the Dodgers, and he spends spring training nights at college and high school ballparks.“I was scouting Kyle Gibson from Missouri (now with the Twins) at a tournament one day in Arizona and Zack shows up,” Stewart said. “I said, what are you doing here? He told me he might want to do this after he retires. I said, well, it’ll be a pay cut.”During the free agency process, the Dodgers front office prepared for its first meeting with Greinke. Normally there’s a healthy squadron of agents, lawyers and assorted greenflies accompanying the player. This time it was Greinke and no one else. He chatted with the executives for three hours.“He sees the big picture,” said Ned Colletti, the general manager at the time. “He wants to know everything in the organization, what direction it’s headed. On the mound he’s a lot like Greg Maddux, which sounds crazy because nobody should be compared to him. But he pays the same kind of attention to everything the hitter does. He files it away and uses it the same way.”In Greinke’s 2 1/2 years with the Dodgers, he has an outstanding WHIP of 1.054.He has an opt-out clause in his contract this winter, which might explain why the Dodgers are scrambling to add another frontline starter before July 31. One can assume that he will not leave Dodger Stadium with another useless baseball in his pocket.GREINKE’S STREAKJune 18: vs. Rangers, 7 IP, 4 H, 0 BB, 8 K, Dodgers won 1-0June 23: at Cubs, 6 IP, 3 H, 2 BB, 5 K, Dodgers lost 1-0June 28: at Marlins, 7 2/3 IP, 4 H, 1 BB, 6 K, Dodgers won 2-0July 4: vs. Mets, 7 IP, 4 H, 0 BB, 4 K, Dodgers won 4-3July 9: vs. Phillies, 8 IP, 1 H, 0 BB, 8 K, Dodgers won 6-0June 19: at Nationals, 8 IP, 3 H, 1 BB, 11 K, Dodgers won 5-0CONSECUTIVE SCORELESS INNINGS PITCHEDOrel Hershiser 59Don Drysdale 58Walter Johnson 55 2/3Jack Coombs 53Bob Gibson 47Carl Hubbell 45 1/3Cy Young 45Doc White 45Sal Maglie 45R.A. Dickey 44 2/3Ed Reulbach 44Zack Greinke 43 2/3Rube Waddell 43 2/3Rube Foster 42Brandon Webb 42Clayton Kershaw 41 2/3THREE FACTS1. Zack Greinke ranks 14th among active pitchers in winning percentage. Clayton Kershaw is first.2. Greinke had a 39-inning scoreless streak that began late in the 2008 season and stretched into 2009, for Kansas City.3. Opponents are hitting .131 off Greinke during his current streak.last_img read more

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Whistle-blower Linda Tripp Dead at 70

first_imgWhistle-blower, Linda Tripp, whose secret conversations with former White House intern Monica Lewinsky led to the impeachment of President Bill Clinton in 1998, died on Wednesday. She was 70.Tripp was on her deathbed after being newly diagnosed with pancreatic cancer, according to a Facebook posting by her daughter.“My mommy is leaving this earth. I don’t know myself if I can survive this heartache. Please pray for a painless process for the strongest woman I will ever know in my entire lifetime,” Allison Tripp Foley posted on Facebook late Tuesday, adding that she was at her 70-year-old mother’s bedside. Her profile was later made private.Tripp’s son-in-law, Thomas Foley, told The Post on Wednesday afternoon that she had passed. Her illness was unrelated to the coronavirus, he said.“Look it’s hard to talk right now. Linda has passed on,” Foley said.“She fought on as hard as she could. We just have to let all the grandkids know as it was so sudden.”“I know all the press will focus on the other stuff but she was a special person and a fantastic grandparent who was devoted to her family,” Foley added. “People forget this part.”Lewinsky expressed concern for Tripp and her family.“No matter the past, upon hearing that linda tripp is very seriously ill, i hope for her recovery. i can’t imagine how difficult this is for her family,” Lewinsky wrote in a tweet after news broke that Tripp was dying.Tripp, who has been called a “whistleblower” for revealing the relationship between Clinton and Lewinsky, defended herself against the allegations in 2018, saying she regretted “not having the guts to do it sooner.”“It was always about right and wrong, never left and right,” Tripp told the Washington Post in an interview. “It was about exposing perjury and the obstruction of justice,” she continued. “It was never about politics.”Tripp was a civil servant in the Pentagon when she became close to the then-22-year-old Lewinsky, who also worked in the public affairs office.During their conversations, Lewinsky revealed that she had a physical relationship with Clinton when she was a White House intern, and Tripp began to secretly record their talks.Tripp also encouraged Lewinsky to document her relationship with the president…and to keep a blue dress stained with Clinton’s DNA evidence.Tripp also turned the tapes over to the attorneys in Paula Jones’ sexual harassment case against Clinton.Lewinsky’s conversations laid the groundwork for the perjury charges against Clinton, who had denied the affair.He was impeached by the House in December 1998 but was acquitted by the Senate in 1999.last_img read more

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State’s Re-Opening Task Force Launches Public Comment Portal

first_imgThe Re-Open Florida Task Force launched a public comment submission portal on Saturday.The task force, which is due to give its recommendations to Gov. Ron DeSantis as the week begins, is seeking the public’s feedback regarding the safe re-opening of the state’s economy.Floridians may submit feedback on any topic related to the re-opening, including the impacts to small business, healthcare, education, tourism, agriculture, retail, recreation and sports, and construction.Access the public comment submission portal here.last_img

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Freeholders Back Sheriff’s Fight To Work With ICE

first_imgIn March, the sheriff renewed the 287(g) for 10 years ahead of its June 30 expiration date, a move which upset Grewal because he was supposed to sign off on all such agreements. Grewal has maintained that these agreements do not make communities safer and said law enforcement can notify ICE in cases when an illegal immigrant has been arrested for murder, rape or other offenses specified in his directive. “We’re going to explore all legal options to the policy,” Golden said. “It’s counterintuitive to not have law enforcement work with each other. In a post-9/11 era, we continue to share data and intelligence with other law enforcement agencies. And that should be the case.” “All undocumented immigrants,” she said, “need to be documented in some way, period.” Monmouth finds itself in the national debate on immigration, as critics of the Trump administration and its so-called “deportation agenda” have set their sights on ending 287(g) agreements. The Immigrant Legal Resource Center, a nonprofit advocacy group headquartered in San Francisco, California, has provided a tool kit for organizers laying out everything from media strategy to tips on how to drum up opposition. The timing of the fight between Monmouth and the state comes with less than a month before the general election, where Republicans Golden, Arnone and freeholder candidate and Wall Township committeeman Dominick DiRocco are on the ballot. DiRocco said freeholders had taken the “first step in protecting county residents from the state’s misguided policy.” “Permitting our county sheriffs to make the call regarding their working with the federal government is the right way to go here,” he said. “Our sheriff and freeholders are smart, deliberative people. Their focus is on providing every tool to our law enforcement personnel to keep us safe.” The county was not paid by the federal government for being in the arrangement with ICE. Golden and freeholders feel that participating in the program “has made the streets of Monmouth County safer for our residents and has permitted Immigration and Customs Enforcement to detain and prosecute individuals who are charged with serious crimes and pose a significant threat to our community,” according to a resolution freeholders adopted Oct. 10 to authorize looking for outside counsel. One state lawmaker fromMonmouth County lookedto Washington D.C. to solvethe problem. The scope of such voluntary agreements varies around the country. In Monmouth, where a 287(g) had been in place for about a decade, the arrangement was a jail model. Staff at the county jail would check on whether an inmate was in the country illegally and, if so, alert ICE. But Rhoda Chodosh, a Manalapan resident active in Republican politics, shared the steps she had to follow to become a U.S. citizen legally. Lee Moore, a spokesmanfor Grewal’s office, had nocomment. Officials are looking to move quickly on getting legal help. County counsel Michael D. Fitzgerald, speaking at the freeholder meeting, told the board he would present them with some choices at their next meeting Oct. 24. Golden said he understood the purpose of Grewal’s directive but he thought it also contained loopholes “that allow for repetitive offenders and escalating offenders that would normally be caught in a 287(g) system to now be set free in our community.” Grewal has been a critic of the Trump administration when it comes to immigration and other issues. In November he issued his first version of the “immigrant trust directive” in which he sharply curtailed law enforcement agencies’ role in cooperating with ICE. His revised version of that directive was released last month. Moira Nelson and Michael Penna, the two Democrats running for freeholder, said they support Grewal’s directive. “It’s only for people that are in jail and created a crime,” said Thomas A. Arnone, freeholder director, during the freeholder meeting Oct. 10. “It’s not the average person that just gets stopped for a traffic ticket.” center_img Monmouth County freeholders plan to challenge New Jersey Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal in federal court over his decision forbidding county Sheriff Shaun Golden’s office from cooperating with federal immigration officials. But state Sen. DeclanO’Scanlon Jr. (R-13) said hefelt Grewal was “wrong” inthis case. “Put simply, New Jersey’s law enforcement officers protect the public by investigating state criminal offenses and enforcing state criminal laws,” Grewal wrote in the directive. “They are not responsible for enforcing civil immigration violations except in narrowly defined circumstances. Such responsibilities instead fall to the federal government and those operating under its authority.” The first step in that process came last week when they started looking for outside legal counsel, either an attorney or law firm, to represent Monmouth in a suit against Grewal and the state. The decision was prompted by Grewal’s actions last month. Monmouth County would not be the first to challenge Grewal in court. Ocean County has sued, while Cape May County is also looking to take on the attorney general. Like Monmouth, those two counties are Republican-controlled. Itzel Perez, an activist from Red Bank, urged the board to “reconsider going into a lawsuit” over the attorney general’s directive. Betsy Wattley, of Shrewsbury, said she was “devastated” the board was considering suing. On Sept. 27, he issued a revised directive forbidding all law enforcement agencies in New Jersey from renewing or entering into 287(g) arrangements with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement. As in the past on this issue, critics of the 287(g) program turned out to the freeholder meeting to voice opposition. “The 287(g) rules allow the federal government to almost deputize local law enforcement to be immigration agents, with no set rules how policy will be applied,” Assemblyman Eric Houghtaling (D-11) said. “I wish the federal government, who is in charge of immigration and deportation, would do their job, create better guidelines for their agents and stop driving a wedge between local law enforcement and the communities they serve.” The sheriff’s offices in Cape May and Monmouth counties were the only law enforcement agencies in the state to have 287(g) agreements, both of which were terminated by Grewal’s directive of Sept. 27. Freeholders and Golden, however, believe that the attorney general’s action conflicts with the supremacy clause of the U.S. Constitution, namely that federal law is the supreme law of the land, according to the resolution freeholders adopted last week. “It’s unsafe,” Golden said. “Our opponents continue to politicize the issue to fuel an already divisive cultural conversation,” they said in a statement. “No one is suggesting that suspected criminals should be set free or that information pertaining to their crime shouldn’t be shared with other appropriate departments. We’re highly disappointed to see that the Freeholders are moving forward with hiring an attorney to challenge the AG’s directive. It sends the wrong message and is a flat-out waste of Monmouth taxpayers’ dollars.” By Philip Sean Curran In 2018, 40 inmates atthe jail out of about 7,800were identified as ICE holdsand detainees, Golden said.last_img read more

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Bombers win out to move up three places at B.C. High School AA Rugby Championships

first_imgA pair of late tourney victories powered the L.V. Rogers Bombers to a 13th place finish at the B.C. High School AA Boy’s Rugby Championships Saturday in Abbotsford.“At the start of the tournament I thought we’d probably do better but we won our last two games so I guess we’re happy with that,” said Bomber captain Connor Butler.Butler & Company managed to finish with a two-game win streak thanks to a 22-20 win over Southridge of White Rock in consolation round action.Colin Robinson, Quinn Cowie and Jeese Yanke each scored a try to lead LVR past the White Rock School.Kevin Lewis converted all three scores to round out the scoring for LVR.Butler said the difference between the first two games for LVR — losses to top-ranked Collingwood of West Vancouver and Kalamalka Lakers of Vernon — and the final two contests was the ability of the Bombers to bounce back after being scored on.“For us it was more mental than anything,” Butler explained. “We had to just rally together after we were scored on.”“We never get scored on when we play in the Kootenays so during the first two games it was tough for us after the other teams scored,” Butler added. “So in the third game when we got scored on we rallied together and found a way to get back in the game.”The strategic change allowed the Bombers rout Okanagan Mission of Kelowna 27-5 before outlasting Southridge.Cowie won the Commissioner’s XV as the Bombers most sportsmanlike player.LVR finished 16th in the 2010 [email protected]last_img read more

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Mallard’s Team of the Week — Kootenay Kannibelles

first_imgThe Terminal City Roller Girls scored early and often en route to a convincing 159-75 victory over the Kootenay Kannibelles in the final of the Klash In The Kootenays Western Canadian Women’s Flat Track Roller Derby Championships Sunday at the NDCC Arena in Nelson.But it was the Kannibelles who captured the hearts of everyone at the Klash In The Kootenays as the local allstar squad, which qualified for the National in January of 2013, pushed the high-powered Terminal City squad in every jam. Staff and management at Mallard’s Source for Sports is quick to applaud the Kannibelles with Team of the Week.The squad includes, back row, L-R, Terror Australis, Brutiful Bits, Courtney Shove, Celine Die-On, Scarlett Bloodbath, Black Eyed Tea and Anne Surly (with the tiara).Middle,Tara Pieceoff, Misstreat, Phil Your Pants Pants Off and Jezebrawler.Front, Canuck Norris, Pell-Mell, Tex A Masacure, Beretta Lynch  and Mariah Scarey TeAmo.last_img read more

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DONEGAL LEAGUE – ALL THE REPORTS, RESULTS AND FIXTURES

first_imgDonegal Junior LeagueSunday Reports Brian McCormick Sports Premier DivisionDonegal Town 2 Rathmullan Celtic 2(No report available yet)St Catherines 6 Lifford Celtic 0 The Saints took the lead after twenty four minutes when the ball came to David Conwell and he hit an unstoppable shot that went straight into the top corner of the Lifford net. The Saints then went 2-0 up when Evan Broderick crossed to Brendan Mc Guire who took the ball on his chest and turned and on the half volley to score. Lifford had a couple of long shots but they came to nothing. On fifty three minutes David Conwell slotted the ball into the Lifford net to make the score 3-0. Lifford then had a couple of chances but they came to nothing as the Saints defence stayed strong. On fifty seven minutes the Saints went four up when the ball came to David Conwell and from a tight angle he put the ball into the Lifford net, then just two minutes later on fifty nine minutes it was that man again Conwell who scored when he lobbed the Lifford keeper inside the box to make the score 5-0 to the Saints. With time nearly up Stephen Gildea rounded off the scoring when he slotted the ball into the Lifford net to make it 6-0. Best for St. Catherines were: David Conwell and Shane O’ Rourke, team effort from Lifford.Gweedore Celtic 1 Milford United 1The home team will feel happier with a share of the points from this opening league game. Milford dominated the first half but despite all the pressure Gweedore managed to keep their goal intact with Michael Mc Kelvey having an outstanding game. The hosts took the lead five minutes into the second half. Declan Doherty’s shot took a deflection and the keeper was left flat footed as the ball ended up in the back of the net. It took seventy minutes before the visitors managed to equalise. A ball into the box was headed down and Joey Cullen applied the finish. Milford piled on the pressure but again Michael Mc Kelvey and the home defence stood firm. For Gweedore a man of the match performance by Michael Mc Kelvey. A team performance by Milford. Referee: Mick LaganDrumoghill 2 Kildrum Tigers 0Richie Moore’s double strike was enough to clinch a memorable win for Drumoghill on their big day with the opening of their new pitch. Moore struck once in each half to deservedly clinch the points for Drumoghill on their return to the Premier Division against a Kildrum side who were also returning to the Donegal League Premier Division after a spell in the Ulster Senior League. The conditions were ideal and the new surface ensured that conditions were perfect for football. It made for an exciting clash and neither side disappointed with both teams playing well on the day. It was a day though that defences were on top and despite both teams playing neat and attractive football, they found chances difficult to come by. The first goal was always going to be crucial and it arrived on 37 minutes. Liam O’Donnell and Pajo Rafferty combined well down the right side for Drumoghill and Richie Moore’s looping header from Rafferty’s cross found the net from 12 yards. Drumoghill began to dominate proceedings and through quick movement and intelligent passing created chances in the early stages of the 2nd half but they found Brett Mc Ginty a difficult obstacle with some brilliant last ditch defending that kept his side in the game. Drumoghill looked like they might regret those missed openings when Kildrum almost scored when Damian Crossan’s effort was well saved by McCauley. The game was finally ended as a contest in the 90th minute when Richard Tinney and Liam O’Donnell combined to set up Moore to drive home and seal the points. On this evidence both teams can look forward to strong campaigns in what will be a competitive Premier Division. Referee: Vincent McLaughlinCappry Rovers 2 Glenea United 0 Cappry Rovers made a successful return to the premier division of the Donegal League with a convincing 2-0 win over Glenea United in Cappry Park. Cappry fielding a relatively youthful team took the game to the visitors and created a number of chances before they made the breakthrough in the twenty second minute when Dylan Ramsey received the ball and his shot from twenty yards beat the Glenea keeper to hit the top corner of the net. Cappry kept the pressure on and created numerous chances but were unable to score as the visitors defence and goalkeeper held out. Glenea had a few chances but couldn’t score. The second half started with Glenea pressing for an equaliser. They had a shot which went past the post and another just over the crossbar. Dylan Ramsey secured the points for Cappry in the seventy third minute with his second goal when he shot to the corner of the net following a cross from Brendan Mc Laughlin. Best for Cappry were: Dylan Ramsey and Gavin Reilly. David Ward was best for Glenea United. Referee: Liam Farren.Watson Hire Division OneKilmacrennan Celtic 1 Castlefin Celtic 2After trailing for most of the second half Castlefin Celtic turned this game on it’s head with two goals in the last two minutes. A scoreless first half meant it was all to play for in the second. Aidan Friel opened the scoring on fifty five minutes and Kilmacrennan were good value for their lead. Despite falling behind Castlefin battled away and were awarded a penalty on eighty eight minutes. Ronan Tourish converted the spot kick and a minute later Ian Ward scored the winning goal much to the Kilmacrennan sides disappointment as they had played well throughout. For their part Castlefin will be happy with an opening day victory. Gweedore United 2 Curragh Athletic 1This game played in glorious conditions at Carrickboyle saw the home side take the 3 points in an entertaining encounter. Curragh got off to a bright start with Calvin Bradley and Colm Melaugh going close in the opening minutes. United had their own chances through Francis Gallagher and Ciaran Mc Fadden early on however O’Brien in the visitor’s nets did well on each occasion. On the half hour mark Dan O’Brien and Neil Lloyd went close but United cleared their lines. Ciaran Mc Fadden opened the scoring in the 32nd minute after good play by Frank Mc Gee. In the second half the home side tightened things up and Mc Fadden and Francis Gallagher had good chances to extend the lead but couldn’t convert. In the 72nd minute Neil Lloyd made it 1-1 when he broke the off side trap and lobbed the outrushing keeper. Both sides continued to have chances however it was Odhran Molloy who netted the winner for United in the 87th minute when he neatly slotted the ball past O’Brien. Neil Lloyd and Justin Mc Bride played well for Curragh with Ciaran Mc Fadden and Frank Mc Gee excelling for United. Referee: Victor RaineyKeadue Rovers 2 Whitestrand United 0Keadue opened up their league campaign with a good win at home to Whitestrand on Sunday at Central Park. Whitestrand had the slightly brighter opening and had the first chance on three minutes with a deflected effort. They remained the brighter team in the opening ten minutes but Keadue soon got a chance and on twelve minutes they took the lead when good work down the right wing from Ryan Rodgers and Donal Rodgers lead to a ball played through to Sean Yank Boyle and he made no mistake. Keadue’s Conor Greene could’ve made it two on thirty four minutes but his far post header was brilliantly saved by goalkeeper Paddy Kelly. The second half started with Keadue on top. Whitestrand however looked dangerous at times. Keadue went two up on sixty five minutes when sub Sean Bonners’ good work led to Sean Sharkey running through and hitting the post while the follow up was slotted home from Sean Yank Boyle. For the last twenty minutes of the game Keadue were well in control. Best for Whitestrand were Paddy Kelly, Paul Lynch and Ryan Mc Cleary while best for Keadue were Sean Yank Boyle, Ryan Rodgers and Conor Greene.Lagan Harps 2 Copany Rovers 1A well contested opening half ended scoreless despite both sides creating chances. Copany got the opener on forty nine minutes as after great cross from the flank by Marty McGrath was headed home by Lee Doherty at the back post. Lagan pressed hard and were rewarded on fifty five minutes when a free was well worked by Kevin Kelly and Stephen O’Donnell with latter crossing for Eunan Diver to slam home the equaliser from ten yards. On sixty minutes a long throw into the Copany box caused all sorts of chaos and the ball broke to Austin Marron who was upended and a penalty awarded to Lagan. The penalty was taken by Stephen O’ Donnell but the Copany keeper got down well to his left and made a great save. Copany were dropping deeper and deeper and a cross from Kevin Kelly was cleared to the edge of the box before Glenn Gallagher’s shot was again well saved by the keeper. Lagan got their second goal on seventy five minutes with a well worked goal started by Ronan Sweeney who played Austin Marron down the right, his strong run and cross was headed powerfully to the net by Stephen O’Donnell making amends for his penalty miss. Best for Lagan Ronan Sweeney & Gerard Hilly. Best for Copany Stephen Doherty & Callum Gallagher. Referee: Martin Mc AnennyKerrykeel ’71 FC 6 Dunkineely Celtic 2Kerrykeel had the perfect start when Mark Friel met a brilliant Patrick Mc Conigley cross and fired home from 12 yards in the second minute. Dunkineely drew level on eighteen minutes when Paul Murrin scored with an excellent 25 yard strike that gave Brendan Friel no chance. As half time approached Kerrykeel scored two quick-fire goals on forty and forty four minutes, the first a brilliant strike from Mark Friel and the second a great individual effort from Barney Mc Bride. Mark Friel completed his hat-trick when a defensive error allowed him to fire home from six yards. Colm Mc Gonigle got the goal his performance deserved on sixty five minutes when he found space in the middle and observed the Dunkineely keeper of his line and fired the ball over his head much to the delight of the local support. Andrew Mackie got a consolation goal on eighty minutes when he broke the off-side trap. Mark Friel rounded off the scoring on ninety minutes. Best for the ’71 were Seimie Friel, Paul Friel, Mark Friel and Barney Mc Bride. Team performance from Dunkineely. Referee: Brian O’ KaneCT Ball Division TwoBonagee United 2 Deele Harps 0Aiden Mc Laughlin for the home side headed over from ten yards on six minutes after a good cross in from the right from Darren Ashmore. Tiernan Mc Mullan came close for the visitors on ten minutes only to see his shot from the edge of the box just go over the bar and two minutes later he shot wide from ten yards after a good through ball from Jamie Gallagher. Bonagee took the lead on forty minutes when Darren Ashmore headed home from a Kevin Doran corner. Both keepers were in fine form and Curran made two good save from an Aiden Mc Laughlin header and Darren Ashmore shot. Carr in the home goal was the busier keeper and pulled of three good saves in the space of five minutes from Breslin twice and Gerry Crawford. Bonagee got their second on eighty five minutes when Garry Patton broke down the right and his cross into the box struck the defender on the arm and the referee pointed to the spot. Darren Ashmore made no mistake from the spot to give the home team a very hard earned three points.Raphoe Town 2 Letterbarrow Celtic 0Raphoe Town welcomed Letterbarrow Celtic to the Deele College grounds on a fine day for the opening game of the new season . Letterbarrow started the better and where first to every ball in the first ten minutes of the game without really testing Paul Carberry in the Raphoe goal. Raphoe started to take control after this with Christy Bogle and Paddy Gallagher causing all sorts of bother from the wing. Raphoe opened the scoring when a fine through ball from Stephen Laird put Christy Bogle in and he rounded the keeper and stroked the ball home. Raphoe could have added to this but for some wayward shooting and fine goalkeeping. Raphoe controlled the second half but Letterbarrow were dangerous from set pieces and Paul Carberry made a fantastic save from a flick on from a throw in. Raphoe put the game to bed in the 80th minute when Keelin Gillen finished well after great work by Dean Mc Connell. Team performance by Letterbarrow who pushed Raphoe all the way. Best for Raphoe were Christy Bogle and the outstanding Tom Mc Hugh. Referee: Michael MulhernGlenree United 2 Ballybofey United 2Glenree started well but couldn’t score. In the 20th minute Ballybofey won a corner kick which Mark Marley rose highest to power past the keeper. This gave the Ballybofey squad a lift and they started to get a foothold in the game but not creating any real clear cut chances from close range. To the home side’s credit they dug in and started to get back on top. Barney Boyce fired them back on level terms in the 38th minute. In the second half both sides started strong with Ballybofey making a tactical change on the wing and it was coming down to a midfield battle between both teams. The home side got behind the away defence quiet a few times but the final ball was letting them down. On 67minutes a lovely lofted pass was hit towards Marty Mc Laughlin who calmly jinxed past two players and slotted past the keeper. The game opened up after this as the away side pushed for the equaliser. In the 83rd minute Ballybofey came good after a quick throw in wasn’t dealt with and the winger fired in a good pass to Ryan Kelly who wasn’t going to miss from 2yards out. The match ended in a draw and on reflection a fair result after both teams put in a good battling performance on the opening game of the season. Referee: Joe Mc HughConvoy Arsenal 5 Eany Celtic 0From the first whistle Convoy started strongly and settled really well into the game. The Eany defence was breached on a number of occasions before Convoy broke the deadlock, with Conor Cairns getting the final touch on a corner in the 10th minute. Convoy continued to play some great football with Eany struggling to get a foothold in the game. Convoy’s pressure told in the 25th minute when Mickey Melaugh drilled the ball into the bottom corner. Convoy made plenty of more chances but just couldn’t put the ball away. It took until injury time at the end of the first half for the third goal to come and it was a Gary Brolly header that did it. There was no let up after the break as Convoy pilled more misery onto Eany with Mark Mailey getting their fourth in the 51st minute. The fifth came five minutes later when Darren Harvey slotted home to complete a well worked move. The tempo dropped a little in the last half an hour with Convoy unable to add to their tally and Eany not really creating any clear cut chances. RefereSaturday ReportsOld Orchard Saturday Division OneGlencar Celtic 6 Donegal Town Reserves 1Glencar started their league title defence with a tricky first game against a youthful but spirited Donegal Reserve side. Donegal started brightest and went ahead through a header at the back post. Glencar were back on level terms shortly afterwards through Steven Brown. Glencar kept the pressure on and Brown found net again for his 2nd of the game. New signing Sean Houston extended Glencar’s lead with a fine finish from the edge of the area. Jason Doherty, Glencar’s other summer signing, opened his account shortly afterwards giving Glencar a 4-1 half time advantage. On 75 minutes substitute Declan Scanlon did well before slotting home to make it 5-1 to the home side. With time nearly up Glencar got their 6th through Doherty who finished neatly.Fintown Harps AFC 3 Erne Wanderers 1Fintown Harps welcomed Erne Wanderers to Pairc Achla for the season’s league opener but sent them back to Ballyshannon with no points accrued. Ciaran Thompson opened the scoring in the 3rd minute and the result was never really in doubt as the home side scored two more either side of an Erne strike. Both sides did create chances without taking full advantage.Orchard FC 3 Glenree United Reserves 1(No Report Available)Castlefin Celtic Reserves 4 Glenea United Reserves 4An entertaining league opener in Park View saw an eight goal thriller with the points shared. Castlefin took the lead on 12 minutes when Marty Meadows found Gavin McNulty free on edge of box, McNulty slotted home. Castlefin doubled their lead 4 minutes later, Paddy Dooher scoring through a crowded penalty area. Glenea pulled one back on 19 minutes when a free kick from Dean Mc Carry went straight into the net. Ciaran Gallagher in the Glenea goal was in top form to deny Marty Meadows twice and then Darragh Redmond. Neil Anthony Mc Keever levelled the game as half time loomed.A twenty yard Dean Mc Carry strike gave Glenea an early second half advantage. Glenea made it 4-2 on 54 minutes with a powerful 30 yard strike straight into top corner from Lee O’Brien. Seamus Kee in the Castlefin goal made two fine saves to deny Glenea efforts. Castlefin pulled one back on 73 minutes when Brian Dooher’s cross found Gavin McNulty in the box, McNulty’s volley found the roof of the net. Castlefin found the equaliser 10 minutes from time when Thomas Devlin’s shot from close range found the back of the net.Referee: Michael Mulhern. A team performance from Castlefin while Ciaran Gallagher was best for Glenea.Glencar Inn Saturday Division TwoMilford United Reserves 2 Keadue Rovers Reserves 1Milford Reserves got the season off to a great start with a hard fought win over Keadue Reserves. Keadue started brightly and stretched Milford’s defence with long balls. Milford took a while to get into it but started to get some joy down the wings and it was from a Lee Burke cross that Ciaran Blaney scored with a close range shot. Keadue got back into it when Ryan Green scored a free from 40 yards. Milford took the lead just before half time when Johnny Sweeney flicked on a through ball for JJ Fleming to score. Keadue got their chance to equalise when they were awarded a penalty ten minutes from time but Simon Mc Ateer saved well and Milford held on for the three points.Cranford United Reserves 3 Curragh Athletic Reserves 0Curragh Reserves looked sharp in the first half an hour with Cranford Reserves doing well to hang in. The deadlock was broken when Dale McFadden won the home side a penalty with Joe Gallagher converting, making it 1-0. Cranford looked stronger at the back in the second half and made it two with Paddy Doohan nodding the ball down to Ryan McDaid who scored. Curragh retained the ball better than Cranford in the last twenty minutes but ultimately Cranford looked like a much more dangerous side. The win was sealed when Paul Gallagher broke through the Curragh defence and went round the keeper to make it three. Curragh gave a good team performance moving the ball well and best for Cranford were James Mc Bride, Naoise Cullen, Darren Lynch and Ryan McDaid.Ramelton Mariners 4 Drumbar FC 1After a tight opening spell Ramelton opened the scoring with a looping header from Cory Mc Cahill over the Drumbar keeper’s head. The score remained the same until 70 minutes when Ramelton scored again, this time through Anthony Fisher. A third followed from Cory Mc Cahill before Drumbar got back in the match with a goal from sub Dylan Johnstone. Brendan Willie added a fourth for the Mariners. Best for Drumbar was Daniel Bennett. Best for Ramelton Mariners was Cory Mc CahillTullyvinney Rovers 6 Mulroy Celtic 2Tullyvinney started brightly and after just five minutes Joel Cromie opened the scoring when he slid the ball under the outrushing Shane Friel in the Mulroy goals. Mulroy had a chance to level on 15 minutes but a free kick from the edge of the box was parried away by Nigel Hegarty in the Tullyvinney goal. Friel was also doing well in the Mulroy goals. Mulroy equalised against the run of play when, from a corner, Tullyvinney forward Renato headed the ball into the top corner of his own goal to give the Fanad men a lifeline. Tullyvinney got their second of the game and went back in front when Cromie weaved his way through a barrage of Mulroy defenders and cooly smashed the ball into the bottom corner of the net with a superb individual effort. Two became three shortly into the second half when Redmond Doherty smashed home a pinpoint header from a Square McNulty corner to put breathing space between the sides. A Tullyvinney penalty converted by Square McNulty put Rovers 4-1 ahead. Mulroy got a lifeline when Michael Shields was adjudged to have handled the ball in his own box, Patrick Mc Elwaine cooly put his penalty into the bottom corner. Square McNulty and Redmond Doherty added to their tally as Tullyvinney ran out comfortable winners in the end. Best for Tullyvinney Square Mc Nulty, Redmond Doherty and Joel Cromie. Best for Mulroy, Shane Friel and Patrick Mc Elwaine.Gweedore United Reserves 2 Strand Rovers 4Strand started brightly but were caught on the counter attack on 10 minutes when Darren Ferry found Sean Paul Mc Mahon who finished well to put Gweedore one up. Paddy Glackin equalised for Strand Rovers with a neat finish just on half time. Strand Rovers took the lead on 65 minutes when they were awarded a penalty which Brendan Brennan calmly slotted home. The teams were level again on 70 minutes when Sean Paul Mc Mahon scored direct from a free kick from 20 yards. Strand Rovers finished strongly with a second goal form Brendan Brennan on 80 minutes putting them ahead and an 88th minute strike from Doalty Boyle wrapping up the points. Referee: Barry Hunter.Donegal Junior LeagueResultsOld Orchard Saturday Division OneGlencar Celtic 6 v 1 Donegal Town ReservesFintown Harps AFC 3 v 1 Erne WanderersOrchard FC 3 v 1 Glenree United ReservesCastlefin Celtic Reserves 4 v 4 Glenea United ReservesGlencar Inn Saturday Division TwoMilford United Reserves 2 v 1 Keadue Rovers ReservesCranford United Reserves 3 v 0 Curragh Athletic ReservesRamelton Mariners 4 v 1 Drumbar FCTullyvinney Rovers 6 v 2 Mulroy CelticGweedore United Reserves 2 v 4 Strand RoversBrian McCormick Sports Premier DivisionDonegal Town 2 v 2 Rathmullan CelticSt Catherines 6 v 0 Lifford CelticGweedore Celtic 1 v 1 Milford UnitedDrumoghill 2 v 0 Kildrum TigersCappry Rovers 2 v 0 Glenea UnitedWatson Hire Division OneKilmacrennan Celtic 1 v 2 Castlefin CelticGweedore United 2 v 1 Curragh AthleticKeadue Rovers 2 v 0 Whitestrand UnitedLagan Harps 2 v 1 Copany RoversKerrykeel ’71 FC 6 v 2 Dunkineely CelticCT Ball Division TwoBonagee United 2 v 0 Deele HarpsRaphoe Town 2 v 0 Letterbarrow CelticGlenree United 2 v 2 Ballybofey UnitedConvoy Arsenal 5 v 0 Eany CelticDonegal Junior LeagueFixturesSaturday 13-09-2014 K.O. 2pm (Unless Stated)Old Orchard Saturday Division OneErne Wanderers v Orchard F.C.St. Catherines Reserves v Fintown Harps AFCDonegal Town Reserves v Arranmore United (K.O. 1p.m.)Glenea United Reserves v Glencar CelticGlenree United Reserves v Castlefin Celtic ReservesGlencar Inn Saturday Division TwoDrumoghill F.C. Reserves v Milford United ReservesKeadue Rovers Reserves v Cranford United ReservesMulroy Celtic v Strand RoversFAI Junior CupRamelton Mariners v Drumbar F.C.Sunday 14-09-2014 K.O. 2pm (Unless Stated)Brian McCormick Sports Premier DivisionRathmullan Celtic v St. CatherinesLifford Celtic v Gweedore CelticGlenea United v Cranford UnitedWatson Hire Division OneCastlefin Celtic v Curragh AthleticDunkineely Celtic v Kilmacrennan CelticGweedore United v Keadue RoversCT Ball Division TwoDeele Harps v Raphoe TownEany Celtic v Bonagee UnitedFAI Junior CupGlenree United v Milford UnitedCopany Rovers v Kerrykeel ’71 F.C.Cappry Rovers v Whitestrand UnitedDONEGAL LEAGUE – ALL THE REPORTS, RESULTS AND FIXTURES was last modified: September 7th, 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:Donegal Leaguelast_img read more

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La Liga: Ernesto Valverde stays grounded despite FC Barcelona’s flying start

first_imgBarcelona boss Ernesto Valverde says Spain’s Liga title race remains wide open despite his side’s imperious start to the season.Their 2-1 victory over Sevilla on Saturday means they have taken 31 points from a possible 33 available this season, only failing to win when they drew 1-1 away to Atletico Madrid last month.They currently have an 11-point advantage over rivals Real Madrid, who host Las Palmas on Sunday, while Valencia, their nearest rivals, remain four points back.Valverde, however, is refusing to get carried away.”We’re top, and that means we’re not missing anything. We go into the international break happy and after that we have a very tough schedule,” he said.”We need to continue strong as we are and not look back. We just need to focus on ourselves.”Valverde also said that the current political tension in Catalonia is not impacting on his players.There were banners in support of the politicians who have been arrested following last month’s banned independence referendum, while there were also cries of “Freedom” from fans heard throughout the match.”You can see it’s not distracting us,” Valverde said.”There’s been a lot of questions but people who come to the Nou Camp come to express themselves peaceably and that’s what they do. They supported us and we played for them today.”All eyes were on Lionel Messi as he made his 600th appearance for the club.For once, however, it was not the mercurial Argentine that was his side’s hero as Paco Alcacer netted twice.advertisementCaptain Andres Iniesta, however, was full of praise for Messi and his achievement, suggesting many more appearances are on the way.”It’s very hard to get to those numbers. I’m sure that the number 600 is much lower than the number he will end up with,” Iniesta said. “I just hope that they come accompanied by trophies.”last_img read more

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