Williams’ win pays big for JustBet fans

first_imgDanielle Williams’ victory in the final of the women’s 100 metre hurdles at the World Championships yesterday paid big rewards for JustBet sports fans who took up the amazing JustBet odds of $75.00 for Williams to win the gold medal, according to a release from Supreme Ventures Limited.Heading into the semi-finals, a $1,000 JustBet wager on Williams to win the gold medal would have paid $75,000. This was a huge pay day for any sports fan who was willing to bank on the 22-year-old to topple the more fancied hurdlers and win the crown.Throughout the World Championships, JustBet has consistently offered the best betting odds in the market for all the top events, leaving many sports fans smiling all the way to the bank.Supreme Ventures’ brand manager for JustBet, Andrei Roper, in congratulating Williams and the other medal winners said:”It was another great day for Jamaica’s track and field and we hope that it was a rewarding day for our JustBet sports fans as well. It’s not every day that bettors get the opportunity to cash in on odds of $75.00 and we hope that persons took advantage of the opportunity provided by JustBet.”Attractive JustBet odds are on offer for the men’s and women’s 4x100m and 4x400m relays which are on this weekend.last_img read more

Follow the Trace | Thompson was the best in 2016

first_img ON A MISSION For many mere mortals on such a grand stage, the pressure might have been too much to handle, but the young Jamaican turned up for the 100m final on a mission, and proceeded to execute a brilliant and dominant race in producing a 10.71 run to dismiss the challenge of the American Torie Bowie and Fraser-Pryce, with the highly touted Schippers running out of the medals. Schippers was widely regarded as better and stronger over the 200m and thus should and would make amends in the longer sprint. Thompson would have none of it, as she dismissed Schippers and sprinted into the history books to become the first Jamaican woman to win the Olympic sprint double. A new global sprinting star was officially born. I maintain that it was a tactical mistake by the Jamaican coaching staff in Rio not to have the double Olympic sprint champion – brimming with confidence and in the form of her life – on the anchor leg of the sprint relay which, quite possibly, cost Thompson and Jamaica another Olympic gold medal. Thompson’s overall performances relative to her inexperience, the degree of difficulty in achieving what she did, and the odds she had to overcome were much greater than Bolt had to overcome on the way to his triumphs in Rio. This is hardly a question of legacy and the athlete’s body of work, it’s a question of which performances contextually were the biggest and best in 2016. My nod goes to double Olympic sprint champion Elaine Thompson, and it was not even close. The year 2016 is drawing to a close and the thoughts and rhetoric of most sports fans will inevitably trend towards coming up with the top performers and the top performances of the year. This being a unique Olympic year with the Rio Games all but transformed into an unofficial ‘Olympic send-off party’ for the greatest sprinter of all time, Usain St Leo Bolt, and as he has done throughout his entire career, the big man duly obliged. Bolt dominated the opposition on his way to completing the unprecedented Olympic ‘triple-treble’ in what was announced as his last Olympic Games and his penultimate season, winning his third consecutive 100m, 200m and 4x100m Olympic gold medals. The impact of the once-in-a-lifetime phenomenon Usain Bolt exiting the Olympic stage in glory, for many, would be accepted as the year’s top performances and Bolt the year’s top performer. I beg to differ based on the relativity and the context of the super Olympic performances of another Jamaican champion Elaine Thompson. The fact of the matter is, Bolt was expected to win his events and to do so with ease. Bolt is so much better, more gifted and naturally faster than all his peers. He could have, as he has done before, beat down the next best competitor in his events even at 70 or 80 per cent of his full fitness and form. What Bolt eventually did in Rio was what the entire world expected and knew he would do. Thompson, on the other hand, was a relatively new kid on the block. As an inexperienced 23-year-old competing in her very first Olympic Games, she was pretty much an untested and still-emerging talent, having just come to national prominence one year before. In her quest to convert her obvious raw talent into Olympic greatness on her first go, Thompson had to overcome the wounded warrior in double defending 100m champion, her countrywoman and training partner Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce and the then in-form Dutchwoman Dafne Schippers, who beat her to the 200m gold at the 2015 World Championships, scoring the first psychological points in Rio by beating the Jamaican champion in the semi-finals of the 200m.last_img read more

Gilas five needs pluck

first_imgTeen gunned down in Masbate “You all know that had we played Korea or Japan tonight, we would be headed home,” Reyes told his players after they blew a 17-point lead and had to withstand a furious finish by the Qataris behind guard Mansour Elhadary.“No way we’ll win like that,” Reyes was quoted in a story sent by the Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas, which is providing details of Gilas games as no Philippine-based publication managed to beat Lebanon’s visa deadline on time.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’Using speed yet again to win a third straight game and playing without big men Christian Standhardinger and June Mar Fajardo, Gilas took command early but then had a cold spell in the fourth quarter, allowing the Qataris to come dangerously close.Matthew Wright and Terrence Romeo quelled the last of the Iraqi uprisings with timely hits from the outside. Wright finished with 25 points built around seven triples, while Romeo made his only two field goals of the night inside the final three minutes. End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend Gilas didn’t shoot that bad against Qatar, but it had 17 turnovers and couldn’t play solid-enough defense as Elhadary got away with 23 points and almost won it by himself for his team in the endgame.PBA DraftMeanwhile, the Philippine Basketball Association is now accepting applications for the 2017 Rookie Draft, slated Oct. 29 at Robinsons Place Manila in Ermita.The Commissioner’s Office set the deadline for submission of applications and requirements for half-Filipino players on Sept. 1.Local-born aspirants have until Oct. 12 to apply.After a preliminary list of rookie hopefuls with foreign blood is released, there will be a month-long period to contest an applicant’s eligibility.Rickie Santos, deputy commissioner for basketball operations, said the Draft Combine— which serves as a test to determine the skill set and physical and abilities of the players— will be scheduled on Oct. 23 to 26, with the venues still to be finalized.The final list of candidates for the Rookie Draft will be known Oct. 27.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ 2 nabbed in Bicol drug stings Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Ai-Ai delas Alas on Jiro Manio: ‘Sana pinahalagahan niya ang naitulong ko’ LATEST STORIES Vilma Santos, Luis Manzano warn public of fake account posing as her View comments Standhardinger is expected to play despite an aching shoulder on Wednesday, when the Filipinos battle the winner of the Korea-Japan match, which was being played at press time on Monday, according to a report by TV5’s Jutt Sulit.“No matter what, pain or no pain, I will play on Wednesday when it really counts,” said the 6-foot-8 Filipino-German, who sat out his first game in two tournaments with Gilas because of a severe stiff neck and sore shoulder.Standhardinger, who is averaging 15.5 points and 6.5 rebounds, said that the injury occurred after a rugged win over Iraq, when “somebody hit me in the back and I heard it pop.”The Koreans have a history of inflicting heart-rending defeats on the Filipinos and actually own a win the last time the two countries met, in the Jones Cup in Taipei, recently.In that game, the Philippines made just 1-of-26 from three-point distance in an 83-72 defeat that took the Filipinos out of the title hunt.ADVERTISEMENT Albay to send off disaster response team to Batangas Gilas Pilipinas players and coach Chot Reyes (right) pose for photographs on a makeshift stage outside Nouhad Nawfal Sports Complex in Beirut. Behind them are Filipino supporters as they celebrate their victory over Qatar, 80-74, in the Fiba Asia Cup on Sunday. Photo from Fiba.comA huge number of OFWs (Overseas Filipino Workers) celebrated with Gilas Pilipinas on Sunday night after the Filipinos topped Group B in the Fiba Asia Cup and advanced to the quarterfinals outright.But coach Chot Reyes was quick to remind his gung-ho wards that the way they played in a narrow 80-74 win over rugged Qatar won’t be enough to get the job done when they clash with either Japan or South Korea in the win-or-go home stage on Wednesday night.ADVERTISEMENT 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano Flying V, Cignal eye PBA D-League title slots MOST READ 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respitelast_img read more

Alab Pilipinas cool off Saigon Heat, make ABL semis

first_imgAkeem Scott poured in 22 points that went with six rebounds, four assists, and four steals for Saigon, but struggled to get ample help from Maxie Esho, who was silenced in the second half, where he only had three of his 20 markers.Moses Morgan chimed in 17 points, seven boards, and five assists in the losing effort, while David Arnold had 14.The scores:SAN MIGUEL ALAB PILIPINAS 96 — Balkman 21, Domingo 21, Brownlee 18, Javelona 11, Parks 10, Raymundo 6, Urbiztondo 6, Hontiveros 3, Celiz 0, Sumalinog 0.SAIGON HEAT 85 — Scott 22, Esho 20, Morgan 17, Arnold 14, S. Nguyen 6, Williams 6, H. Nguyen 0, To QT 0.ADVERTISEMENT Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ Justin Brownlee added 18 points, 13 rebounds, three dimes, and two steals, Paolo Javelona went 3-of-5 from downtown to wind up with 11 markers, six boards, and four assists, and Bobby Ray Parks Jr. got 10 points, seven rebounds, and three dimes.Alab pulled away in the third quarter, using a 27-point explosion to erect the 73-59 lead. The Filipinos led by 15 numerous times in the fourth before fending off repeated rallies from the home team.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownThe Philippine squad swept Vietnam in two games and barged into the Final Four for the second straight season to face No. 2 Hong Kong.Game 1 is on Wednesday at Southorn Stadium in Hong Kong. Quarters: 28-27, 46-42, 73-59, 96-85. Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Scientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flames LATEST STORIES View comments Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextcenter_img Jo Koy draws ire for cutting through Cebu City traffic with ‘wang-wang’ Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Truck driver killed in Davao del Sur road accident P16.5-M worth of aid provided for Taal Volcano eruption victims — NDRRMC Santos’ ‘hand of God’ paves way for San Miguel title win Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award MOST READ Green group flags ‘overkill’ use of plastic banderitas in Manila Sto. Niño feast Renaldo Balkman. Photo from ASEAN Basketball LeagueSan Miguel Alab Pilipinas overcame a hostile crowd and cooled off the Saigon Heat, 96-85, on Saturday to advance to the 2018 ASEAN Basketball League semifinals at CIS Arena in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.Renaldo Balkman led the cavalry as he collected 21 points, 12 rebounds, and three assists, while Lawrence Domingo stepped up with 18 markers, including the game-sealing three-point play, 94-81, with 1:03 left.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

Korea still united despite first Asian Games loss

first_imgCarpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Peza offers relief to ecozone firms MOST READ Kyungeun Lee, a 19-year-old fan from South Korea, told AFP that “it feels so good to be watching our sport as one country”.“I don’t find any difference while cheering for South Korea or United Korea,” she added with a smile.Fellow fan Junyoung Park, a 20-year-old student from South Korea, told AFP he was disappointed but he still had high hopes for the tournament “as our unified team is more stronger”.South Korea are the defending champions in women’s basketball, defeating China on home turf at the Incheon Games in 2014.North and South Korea are also fielding united teams in canoeing and rowing at the Asian Games in the latest sign of thawing relations on the troubled peninsula.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Gov’t in no rush to rescue animals in Taal Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ LATEST STORIES ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins The combined Koreas and Indonesian teams react after their women’s basketball match at the 18th Asian Games in Jakarta, Indonesia, Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2018. (AP Photo/Tatan Syuflana)A joint Korean women’s basketball team recorded their first loss at the Asian Games on Friday but their coach insisted the players have put aside their national identities and are determined to win as a united squad.A 200-strong army of Korean fans — sporting T-shirts bearing the unified Korean flag and the slogan “One dream, one Corea” — cheered on the team, fresh from a thunderous win against hosts Indonesia on Wednesday.ADVERTISEMENT Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew But the drums and chants were in the end not enough and the team went down to Taiwan 87-85 in their second league encounter.Supporters of the combined Koreas team celebrate after their women’s basketball match against Indonesia at the 18th Asian Games in Jakarta, Indonesia, Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2018. (AP Photo/Tatan Syuflana)Nevertheless, Korea’s assistant coach Ha Sook-rye told AFP there is a feeling of togetherness among the players.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’“Everything is fine and we have a really good team,” she said in response to a question on how the North and South players get along.“I don’t know what people feel but it is one team and we never think about North or South Korea.” In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ The hard-fought encounter saw the Koreans get off to a winning start in the first quarter but Taiwan quickly bounced back.North Korean Ro Suk Yong, one of three Pyongyang-based players, was once again the team’s top-scorer with 32 points, after bagging 22 against Indonesia.Chief coach Lee Moon-kyu said better communication between the players would improve their chances in the 5×5 basketball.“Communication is a problem because they were short of practice time. There was just two weeks of preparation before coming here,” Lee, who hails from South Korea, told reporters after the loss.“Ro Suk Yong played really well for us. Among the players there is no other feeling than to play well together. So with more on-court time they will improve,” he said of his side, who will play India next on Monday.ADVERTISEMENT Lyceum escapes Letran to stay undefeated at 8-0 Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

Junior Lone Star FC Rebrands to Philadelphia Lone Star FC

first_imgThe new re-branded crest of Philadelphia Lone Star FC.The 13 vertical stripes of red alternating with white symbolize the 13 original players who formed the first squad of the club in 2001. Philadelphia’s only professional development football club, Junior Lone Star FC, will play under a new name, Philadelphia Lone Star Football Club (PLSFC) from the start of the 2018/2019 league season.Founded in 2001 by West African immigrants, mainly Liberians, in Southwest Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the club was named Junior Lone Star FC, after the Liberian national football team, because most of the team’s players were from Liberia.According to a release from the club, the idea of changing the club’s name was first introduced to the Board of Directors in 2016, before the membership voted for the name change last year.However, the club will maintain the Lone Star brand, because of its roots, while including Philadelphia as a permission to the City “that wholeheartedly welcomed immigrants like us,” the club president has said.“After 18 seasons as Junior Lone Star FC, I think this is the right time to make a change so that we can promote our club better to all residents in the City of Philadelphia,” president Paul Konneh said.“I only see this as a win-win situation where we recognize the City of Brotherly Love and, at the same time, keep our heritage intact,” Konneh added.The club release said that it maintains the previous identity, and the traditional colors of red, white, and blue, despite the change of name and logo.The club’s new crest has several elements including a pointed shield, 13 vertical stripes and the Liberty Bell.“The shape of the crest, which we proudly wear over our hearts, is a pointed shield, a symbol of strength and togetherness, which has been a staple of the Lone Star ethos and message since our formation in 2001,” Mr Konneh said.The 13 vertical stripes of red alternating with white symbolize the 13 original players, who formed the first squad of the club in 2001.The Liberty Bell is synonymous with the City of Philadelphia, a city that openly welcomed immigrants like us, which led to the club we see today. The name of the Bell also resonates with Liberia’s National Motto, “The Love of LIBERTY Brought Us Here.”The new logo of Philadelphia Lone Star FC-LiberiaAbout the two shades of blue around and within the crest, “the left color is taken from the Municipal Flag of Philadelphia and the right color is taken from the Flag of the Republic of Liberia,” the release said.The design of the crest was created by Robert Boyd of Custom FC in England. Custom FC is a design studio which specializes in sports logos and social media graphics.Committing on the new changes, one of the club’s founders and current head coach of the club’s U23 team, Bobby Ali, said he does not see any change on the field where the various teams still play with the same identity and philosophy.“For me, I think these changes will only be off the field,” the release quotes Ali.Philadelphia Lone Star First Team will compete in the East PA State Open Cup and Amateur Cup in the Fall and will return for its seventh season in the National Premier Soccer League (NPSL) as well as its second season in the Northeast Elite Soccer League (NESL) in the Summer. The second team, U23, will return for its second season in the United Premier Soccer League (UPSL) in the Spring and will also compete in the U.S. Adult Soccer Association (USASA) U-23 Regional as well as the Elite Development Program (EDP) U-23 League in the Summer.For the Academy Teams (U-15s, U-17s, U-19s), they will compete in various tournaments and college showcases around the country in the Fall/Winter/Spring as well as the State Cups in the Summer.Philadelphia Lone Star-Liberia will compete in the 2018/19 Liberia Football Association (LFA) National Third Division Championship League which begins later this month.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Public information session on anthrax disease to be held this Saturday

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The B.C. Ministry of Agriculture, in association with the Canadian Agricultural Partnership and the North Peace Veterinary Clinic, will be hosting an information session on anthrax disease this Saturday, April 27, at the Pomeroy Hotel & Conference Centre.This public meeting will assist local producers, veterinarians, and the Government to plan and prepare for the upcoming grazing season and the risks associated with anthrax.Presentations will be made by the B.C. Ministry of Agriculture Chief Veterinary Officer Dr. Jane Pritchard and Dr. Perry Spitzer of the North Peace Veterinary Clinic.- Advertisement -Dr. Spitzer says it is important for producers to come out to the meeting as they can determine what actions, such as vaccination, will need to be taken with their herds.“We’re just trying to get everybody in and give enough knowledge so they can make a decision about whether they need to vaccinate or not. The best prevention will be vaccination.”The public information session on anthrax disease is taking place this Saturday, April 27, at 1:00 p.m. at the Pomeroy Hotel & Conference Centre.Advertisement In Fall 2018, it was confirmed that a herd of livestock had naturally acquired anthrax on a farm near Fort St. John.last_img read more

Chelsea’s world-class possible starting XI under Antonio Conte

first_img 12 12 12 12 12 4. Kurt Zouma (centre back) – The Frenchman has been a revelation at Stamford Bridge over the past two seasons, making his recent injury all the more frustrating to his progression. At 21, though, he is expected to bounce back quickly from his setback and with John Terry set to leave his beloved club in the summer, Zouma will quickly become even more integral to the senior squad. 3. John Stones (centre back) – This is the defender all at Chelsea want in the heart of their defence. The Blues failed in their pursuit last summer, but their interest is likely to return at the end of this season. Everton have stood firm on blocking his exit, insisting that he is crucial at Goodison Park. If offer(s) in excess of £45m fall their way, though, they could prove difficult to refuse. 12 12 Antonio Conte could be on his way to Stamford Bridge in the summer, so, how might Chelsea line up under the Italian? Click the arrow above to take a look at our prediction 6. Cesc Fabregas (right midfield) – Finally, after just over a year of poor form, the former Arsenal and Barcelona man has reminded supporters of his commanding ability in the centre of the park. Many may have questioned whether he can still perform to the standard expected at the highest level, but he may have silenced his critics – for now. Much to the annoyance of Oscar. 12 12 12 5. Cesar Azpilicueta (left back) – Last summer Filipe Luis was forced out after only one season with the club and a similar narrative could follow with Abdul Baba Rahman. Azpilicueta is among the most consistent performers in the Chelsea squad, making it all the more bizarre as to why the Blues opted to spend £21.7m on Rahman, who has shown few signs that he has the ability to push the Spaniard out of the line up. 9. Willian (right wing) – Willian has comfortably been Chelsea’s player of the season. In what has been a largely miserable campaign, the Brazilian has been a rare bright spark, thriving while those around him have been hiding. When Pedro was confirmed in the summer, it was expected that he would move ahead of Willian in the pecking order, but this has been far from the case. 7. Paul Pogba (centre midfield) – There are few teams not eyeing the Italy midfielder. Arsenal, Manchester City, Real Madrid and Barcelona have all been linked with a move, but Chelsea could jump ahead of their rivals if Conte agrees to join the club. The difficulty, though, could be persuading the 22-year-old to give up Champions League football, with the Blues poised to miss out on the elite competition. 1. Thibaut Courtois (goalkeeper) – Courtois is yet to find top form since returning from injury, though he firmly remains the long-term first choice stopper at the club. Asmir Begovic, who deputised admirably in the absence of the Belgian at the beginning of the season, is set to leave in the summer, according to the Telegraph, further confirming the club’s desire to cement Courtois as their no.1. 12 Antonio Conte has quickly emerged as the odds-on favourite to be named the next permanent Chelsea manager.The Daily Express report that the Italy manager has informed Roman Abramovich that, should he agree to move to Stamford Bridge in the summer, he wishes to bring Roma sporting director Walter Sabatini with him.So, if such speculation is to be believed, the Blues’ next permanent manager may have been decided.With this in mind, how might the defending Premier League champions line up next season, if Conte does leave national football to return to club level?Who might the 46-year-old be interested in signing? Could he tinker with their current 4-2-3-1 formation?To see a possible Chelsea line up under Conte, click the yellow arrow above, right. 10. Edinson Cavani (centre forward) – According to reports from Italy, Chelsea opened talks with the Uruguayan following their 2-1 defeat to Paris Saint-Germain in the Champions League last week. It’s claimed that the Blues have prepared a lucrative contract and are currently persuading the forward to swap the Parc des Princes for Stamford Bridge. Whether this would be a deal wanted by the new manager or Abramovich, only time will tell. 2. Branislav Ivanovic (right back) – Chelsea supporters have been left frustrated by the Serb’s performances this season, with his form at the beginning of the season a major contribution to their side’s shocking start. He has, however, improved considerably under Guus Hiddink and having recently penned a one-year contract extension, could remain a key player over the next 12 months. 12 8. Radja Nainggolan (left midfield) – Nemanja Matic has been worryingly disappointing this season, and while John Obi Mikel has stepped in superbly under Hiddink, the new manager may look to bring in reinforcements in central midfield. And, according to the Telegraph, Nainggolan is at the top of Conte’s transfer wish list, of which Chelsea’s board has allegedly already been informed. 11. Eden Hazard (left wing) – Hazard has been the most frustrating of all this season, looking a shadow of the player that comfortably clinched the PFA Player of the Year title last term. Nonetheless, in recent weeks his performances have gradually improved, suggesting that his confidence is on the mend. Knowing his ability, Abramovich will not want to see such a forward turn his back on the club.last_img read more


first_imgThe Letterkenny Festive markets have been a wonderful success.Many visitors and locals alike have commented on the “real Christmas feel” in the town centre with the new Christmas lights and the craft market.There is a real buzz in Letterkenny due in no small part to the Christmas marketsBut alas, all good things must come to an end, and the Christmas market is no exception as it enters its final weekend. The good news is that this weekend promises to be the best yet with additional stalls adding to the fantastic offerings experienced so far in the courtyard shopping centre.So if you still haven’t managed to get that someone special in your life that perfect gift, don’t fear the Letterkenny Christmas market is here! May it be arts, crafts, hampers or the many other goodies on offer, you name it, we will have it.To get you in the spirit of Christmas as you peruse from stall to stall, will be the wonderful classic Christmas sounds over the two days.Performing today at the market will be Mullroy college choir, Mind your Quaver and the Errigal singers. Saturday 13th promises to be a real cracker of entertainment with the Groove orchestra, Andrew Monk, Letterkenny junior choir, and with the market being brought to a close by the Donegal chamber orchestra. Town Manager Dessie Larkin said “The Letterkenny town team would like to thank everyone for their encouragement over the three weekends, we would also like to recognise the wonderful local talent who performed so magically adding real spirit to the market, and also the many very talented stall owners who helped make the market such a special event.“A very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year from all the traders and everybody at Letterkenny Town Team. See you all at the weekend and remember shop local this Christmas and support your own.”LETTERKENNY CHRISTMAS MARKET HAILED A HUGE SUCCESS AS IT COMES TO A CLOSE was last modified: December 11th, 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:Christmas Marketsdonegalletterkennylast_img read more