Columbus beats holders Toronto in MLS season opener

first_imgHiguain opened the scoring in the 44th as Milton Valenzuela collected a long diagonal ball from Artur near the endline and sent a cross back for the Argentina veteran to fire home a shot that Toronto goalkeeper Alex Bono couldn’t control.It was a fitting first goal of the season for Higuain, who engineered a series of dangerous Crew attacks in the first half to set the tone for the visitors’ victory.Zardes, acquired from the Los Angeles Galaxy in an offseason trade, doubled the score less than a minute into the second half, sliding a shot past Bono from a well-timed pass from Pedro Santos.That proved enough as Toronto saw two chances go begging in the second half, when Sebastian Giovinco’s curling shot in the 65th minute and Ager Aketxe’s long-range effort in the 78th both hit the woodwork.“Wonderful,” Crew captain Wil Trapp said. “The performance was excellent. The first half was really good, from a possession standpoint, creating chances, defensively being agile.“We did a wonderful job. And then second half we score early. We lost a little bit of the grip, but the intensity and ability to battle through a tough environment, tough team, was excellent.”For Toronto, the deflating defeat spoiled a day that started with a pre-game ceremony presenting the three trophies won by Toronto last season: the MLS Cup, the Supporters’ Shield as the team with the best regular-season record and the Canadian championship trophy.Giovinco thought that look back to the past may have been detrimental.“We continued to show the trophies, to think about what happened last year. This is not good,” he said. “We have to think this year is a very difficult year … “We have to change mentality.”More concerning, Toronto’s Victor Vazquez limped off in the 53rd minute, raising injury worries as Toronto look toward their CONCACAF Champions League quarter-final tie with Mexican side Tigres that begins on Wednesday.Toronto captain Michael Bradley said the team must regroup.“There is no place else to look other than at ourselves,” Bradley said. “This is what a lot of days will be like. We put this behind us quickly, get ready for a huge game on Wednesday.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Federico Higuain opened the scoring as Columbus Crew beat Toronto 2-0 in the first game of the 2018 Major League Soccer season © GETTY/AFP/File / Kevin C. CoxMONTREAL, Canada, Mar 3 – Toronto FC’s MLS Cup title defence got off to a rocky start Saturday as they fell 2-0 at home to Columbus Crew in the first game of the 2018 Major League Soccer season.Federico Higuain and Gyasi Zardes on either side of halftime lifted Columbus, who gained a measure of revenge after they were eliminated by Toronto in the Eastern Conference championship tie in last season’s MLS Cup playoffs.last_img read more

Rebic ruins Heynckes farewell as Frankurt shock Bayern

first_imgAfter Rebic’s opening goal, Robert Lewandowski equalised for Munich early in the second half.However, Rebic added his late second before substitute Mijat Gacinovic tapped into an empty net just before the whistle to delight Frankfurt fans and break Bayern’s hearts.“Everyone said that we’d be beaten out of the stadium,” said Frankfurt’s Ghana midfielder Kevin-Prince Boateng.“But we showed heart and it was Bayern who were beaten.”This was supposed to be Heynckes’ farewell party with Bayern sending their 73-year-old head coach into retirement with the German cup and league double having wrapped up a sixth straight Bundesliga title.“It was an avoidable defeat and sometimes defeat belongs to sport,” said Heynckes graciously.“We made a serious mistake before they went 1-0 up. If you don’t exploit your chances, then you can’t win a cup match like that.“We also had bad luck, hitting the post twice, but we didn’t play with fluency or power and Eintracht are worthy cup winners.”It is exactly 30 years since Eintracht last won the German Cup as they lifted the trophy for the fifth time.“I am happy that we have won the cup after 30 years,” said Rebic.“The team deserves it, Bayern are always the favourites, but at the end it was us who won the cup.”Frankfurt’s Croatian head coach Niko Kovac reacts after the German Cup DFB Pokal final football match FC Bayern Munich vs Eintracht Frankfurt at the Olympic Stadium in Berlin on May 19, 2018. © AFP / Tobias SCHWARZBayern made a bright start in the capital when Lewandowski hit the underside of the Frankfurt bar with just eight minutes gone.However, Frankfurt scored from their first clear chance.When Bayern midfielder James Rodriguez was robbed of possession in midfield, Kevin-Prince Boateng threaded a pass through to Rebic.The Croatia striker dodged the challenges of Bayern centre-backs Niklas Suele and Mats Hummels to plant his shot past Bayern keeper Sven Ulreich with 11 minutes gone.The shock goal sent a ripple of panic through the Bayern ranks as it was the third straight game they have fallen behind.– Clear penalty –Bayern went close with 25 minutes gone when Lewandowski fired wide of the empty goal after Franck Ribery and Thomas Mueller had already opened up the Eintracht defence.It should have been 2-0 to Eintracht eight minutes before half-time when Rebic squared for Jonathan De Guzman, who was unmarked, but the midfielder stumbled with the goal at his mercy.Tempers started to fray as Frankfurt defender Jetro Willems was booked for body-checking Joshua Kimmich but it stayed 1-0 at the break.Bayern drew level on 53 minutes when Suele combined with Kimmich, who picked out Lewandowski near the penalty spot to slot home the equaliser.Mats Hummels hit the post with a header with ten minutes left, but Frankfurt — and Rebic — were not to be denied.The Croatia international again burst in between Suele and Hummels and brilliantly lifted the ball over Ulreich.Bayern Munich’s Colombian midfielder James Rodriguez reacts after the German Cup DFB Pokal final football match FC Bayern Munich vs Eintracht Frankfurt at the Olympic Stadium in Berlin on May 19, 2018. © AFP / Christof STACHEThe referee checked the replay on advice of the video assistant referee, but the goal stood to make it 2-1 on 82 minutes.Bayern were denied calls for a clear penalty after a foul on Javi Martinez deep into added time.“It was a penalty, but we shouldn’t start criticising,” added Heynckes, while Kovac admitted: “I have to say — it was a penalty”.With all Munich players in the Eintracht half and time running out, Frankfurt sealed the victory when Gacinovic got on the end of a Bayern corner, sprinted the length of the pitch to slot into an empty net in the 96th minute.The Eintracht squad mobbed the 23-year-old and the referee blew the whistle to trigger the Frankfurt party.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Frankfurt’s Croatian forward Ante Rebic (L) gets past Bayern Munich’s German defender Niklas Suele to score the opening goal during the German Cup DFB Pokal final football match FC Bayern Munich vs Eintracht Frankfurt at the Olympic Stadium in Berlin on May 19, 2018. © AFP / Christof STACHEBERLIN, Germany, May 19 – Ante Rebic ruined Jupp Heynckes’ farewell as Bayern Munich coach on Saturday with the Croatia striker scoring twice as Eintracht Frankfurt claimed an upset 3-1 win in the German Cup final.The victory gave Eintracht boss Niko Kovac his first trophy as a coach in his final match before leaving to take over from Heynckes at Bayern.last_img read more

Vihiga relegated from KPL, late hope for Zoo

first_imgVihiga remain 17th, five points off 16th spot and with just one match left before the season ends, their fate is all but sealed.-More to follow0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Vihiga United players walk off the pitch during their match against Gor Mahia at the Kenyatta Stadium in Machakos on May 23, 2019. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluNAIROBI, Kenya, May 26 – Vihiga United have been relegated from the Kenyan Premier League after suffering a 2-1 loss to Western Stima in Mumias on Sunday evening while fellow struglers Zoo Kericho handed themselves some hope with a 3-2 win over Kakamega Homeboyz in Kericho.The results mean Zoo climb over Chemelil to safety at 15th with 32 points while he sugar millers drop to the play-off zone at 16th just a point less.last_img read more

Job Vacancy: E-Commerce Manager sought by The Cope

first_imgJob Vacancy: The Cope Dungloe are recruiting for a Full-Time Permanent E-Commerce Manager.An excellent opportunity exists for an E-Commerce Manager in one of the North West’s most established retail merchants. We are looking for an ambitious, presentable and energetic individual who has an ability to work at a high intensity to join our successful team in Dungloe. Responsibilities and Requirements:• Responsible for all online activities and e-commerce for the company.• Create and maintain an online business plan, providing analytic reports of online sales• Develop and implement an ecommerce strategy across all devices to deliver an exceptionalcustomer service• Proven ability to deliver strategic growth through e-commerce with a strong commercial focus.• In-depth understanding of website design including updating website for new mobile orcomputer systems to appeal to current and future customers.• Relevant experience working in an e-commerce environment with a good command of contentmanagement systems• Collaborate with all relevant departments to ensure successful product representation acrossall relevant categories• Communicate with third party suppliers to ensure continual development and growth online• Goal oriented and performance driven with the ability to multitask and manage multipleprojects• Research, development, financial planning and budgeting skills.• Oversee and work with content, design, sales and marketing.• Display excellent communication skills as the successful candidate will be working as part ofour large energetic team• Search Engine Optimization (SEO), PPC,CMS, Social Media, Email marketing.• Set and exceed performance measurements.• Display excellent communication skills as the successful candidate will be working as part ofour large energetic teamIf you think you have what it takes to be part of a successful team and would like to apply for this role, please send your CV accompanied by a cover letter to careers@thecope.ie or by post to HR Department, The Cope, Main Street, Dungloe, Co. Donegal before Friday 17th November 2017.Closing Date for receipt of application: Friday 17th November 2017Job Vacancy: E-Commerce Manager sought by The Cope was last modified: November 7th, 2017 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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:E-CommercejobManagerTHE COPEVacancylast_img read more

MAN IN ‘GARDA CHASE’ EXPECTED TO FACE MORE SERIOUS CHARGES TODAY

first_imgA man who is alleged to have led Gardai on a 30km chase is expected to face more serious charges when he appears at Letterkenny District Court today.Cathal Dunleavy, 23, from Glenvar, Kerrykeel, appeared in court facing sixteen motoring charges on Thursday last.It follows an incident in the early hours of Thursday morning last when Dunleavy was allegedly spotted by Gardai in a car at Mountain Top in Letterkenny. A pursuit then ensued and a number of Garda cars were involved in a chase.The car in which Gardai alleged in court that Dunleavy was driving eventually crashed and was a write-off.Dunleavy appeared in court where an application for bail by solicitor Donagh Cleary was refused by Judge Paul Kelly.Garda Inspector Kevin Gately said he feared Dunleavy would not appear in court and that he also felt the accused posed a danger to himself and others.He also suggested that Dunleavy will face more serious charges when he appears in court today.MAN IN ‘GARDA CHASE’ EXPECTED TO FACE MORE SERIOUS CHARGES TODAY was last modified: October 22nd, 2012 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:bailCATHAL DUNLEAVYGardaiLetterkenny District Courtlast_img read more

Bernie O’Callaghan to act as NTO at World Championships

first_imgKILLYBEGS man Bernie O’Callaghan, the chairperson of the Donegal Athletics Boar,  had an invitation this week from Chris Cohen, Competition Director of this year’s London World Athletics Champs in August, to act as an NTO a technical officer at the walks due to be held on The Mall.Bernie is a former international athlete and national champion indeed is currently very active coaching young javelin throwers at Finn Valley  ac and this is indeed a signal honour as normally only host country officials are in engaged in this prestigious position .Its a fitting acknowledgment of a former athlete current official /coach as the former army officer has been involved in athletics a lifetime indeed was a founding member of Donegal athletics board with Patsy Mc Gonagle ,the late Ben O Donnell and P J O Carlin . Bernie O’Callaghan to act as NTO at World Championships was last modified: January 9th, 2017 by Chris McNultyShare 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)last_img read more

GAYBO HELPS LAUNCH MANGAN’S DONEGAL TOURS INITIATIVE

first_imgOne of Donegal’s best known coach and tour operators, Mangan Tours, has launched a new initiative to promote Donegal at home and abroad – with support from none other than Gay Byrne!Gaybo – a regular visitor to Donegal – is right behind the venture.‘Donegal Tours’ is a new Day Tours programme, accessible to visitors who would like to discover the county’s magic scenery and rich Donegal heritage, and to locals who would like to see more of their beautiful county. The proactive and much-needed initiative is set to provide a new platform to promote the Donegal brand locally and at international level.  It also comes at a time when tourist operators across Ireland are promoting the new concept of ‘staycation’ whereby people are encouraged to holiday at home.Having decided to take the lead where nobody else has, Joseph Mangan explained: “The tours will offer everyone (visitors & locals alike) the chance to come across spectacular views, friendly communities and distinctive heritage.“It will be a real chance for people to re-discover our scenic coastlines and the unspoiled beauty of mountains without having to drive around themselves. Donegal’s natural beauty is second to none and it is a pleasure and an honour to be able to showcase this to visitors and locals alike.”The new organised tours will offer great exposure for county Donegal and will create value for all participants at local level, generating business for business providers, retailers and local tourism. It will provide the much needed tourist link from Letterkenny to Glenveagh, Dunlewey, Ardara, Slieve League, Inishowen, and Malin Head. The official launch of Donegal Tours took place on the 22nd of May at the Donegal Live Event in Dublin.  For more information check out www.donegaltours.ie or contact the booking office on 074 9128410.GAYBO HELPS LAUNCH MANGAN’S DONEGAL TOURS INITIATIVE was last modified: May 26th, 2011 by gregShare 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 toursGay ByrneJoseph ManganMANGAN TOURSlast_img read more

LETTERKENNY BOMBING: BOMB DISPOSAL TEAM LEAVE SCENE OF BLAST

first_imgSenior Gardai oversee the investigation after a bomb exploded in Letterkenny this morning. Pic copyright Donegal DailyThe Army Bomb Disposal Unit has just left the scene of this morning’s bombing in Letterkenny.The unit took away a number it items of interest including debris from the scene.There is not believed to be any other suspect devices at the scene. A Garda forensics team under the supervision of Inspectors Pat O’Donnell and Goretti Sheridan are now overseeing the fingertip investigation of the scene.Gardai are examining the Mitsubishi Pajero jeep which took the full impact of the blast.No other vehicles or property was damaged in the attack and nobody was hurt.IT is understood the incident took place just before 4am. Gardai are looking to speak to the owner of a silver car which was in the area of Manor Park View at the time. LETTERKENNY BOMBING: BOMB DISPOSAL TEAM LEAVE SCENE OF BLAST was last modified: November 22nd, 2013 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:bombletterkennylast_img read more

Moby art show draws a crowd of all ages

first_img160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week “The little characters I draw are very simple, very naive, and I guess I am too in a lot of ways,” Moby said. The evening was a chance for him to visit his old stomping grounds. He was born in Darien and spent a year living at the Stamford’s Loft Artist space. “Thus far it’s been very fun,” he said. “I’ve seen a bunch of people I haven’t seen in a long time. The artists are friends of mine and this is my way of doing something to draw attention to their work.” A portion of the proceeds from sales of a T-shirt designed by Moby – with the slogan “Save an Animal. Eat a Vegetable” – will benefit Friends of Animals, a Darien animal rights group. – Associated Press Seems even kids like Moby. The electronic music artist and Connecticut native was in Stamford last week to showcase illustrated prints and clothing from his “Little Idiot” line. “He’s just a good artist and stuff,” said 6-year-old Michael Meyer of Stamford, who was ecstatic after Moby drew a sketch in his notebook instead of a signature. “I think I might frame it.” More than 150 people showed up at the 583 Art Factory to see doodles of cats and dogs, as well as robots and other zany, nonsensical characters. last_img read more

UPROAR OVER DELAYS CAUSED BY SERIOUS CRASH

first_imgThere is outrage this morning at the delays caused by this morning’s serious road crash in Letterkenny.The scene of this morning’s tailback. Picture by Brian McDaid.Hundreds of cars have been stuck for up to TWO hours on the dual carriageway following the crash at Drumnohoagh close to the Dry Arch Roundabout.Gardai are at the scene but eye-witnesses say enough is not being done to get the traffic flowing. The road has been closed as accident investigators carry out an investigation into last night’s crash.People are beginning to get annoyed with eachother and there has been a number of verbal altercations between motorists.Some people are leaving their cars and walking the distance into Letterkenny.Many offices have not opened as a result of employees being unable to get into work. Among those stuck in the traffic has been local Dr James McDaid who was stuck in traffic more an hour and a half as he was answering an emergency call.Local photographer Brian McDaid took this picture of the bumper to bumper traffic.One woman stuck in traffic said “Our thoughts are with the young man who has been hurt but this is simply ridiculous.“People are getting very annoyed and I fear there is going to be another accident if this is not managed soon.”Some motorists have been forced to go an get cans of fuel because they have run out. UPROAR OVER DELAYS CAUSED BY SERIOUS CRASH was last modified: March 20th, 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:crashdonegalGardaiLETETRKENNYtailbackslast_img read more