Fermo Cambianica’s Los Alamitos selections for tonight

first_imgFermo Cambianica’s Los Alamitos selections for tonight: 1. Eastern Wind was third most of the way, but didn’t keep up and ended up in fifth place. Sammy’s Jammies staged a mild rally from from seventh to fourth after winning the previous attempt. Devil’s Launch led all the way into the stretch before weakening and being passed by the winner. Long shot: Sweetsoutherncomfort. 4. Souvenire Rose appears the one to win with this field and rates a chance to leave the maiden ranks. Turn It On was fourth early and passed one horse to finish third for the second time in a row. Our Tricky Ricky finished sixth against much better runners at Golden Gate. Long shot: Fuzzy Lion. 5. Excessatory had the advantage all the way to the wire and lost by nose. was in the brief early lead and then ran second the rest of the way to lose by 5 lengths in an 870-yard race. Jolly Jill tries a tougher field after winning by a half length. Long shot: Sanger Shadow. 6. Regency Court raced evenly to get sixth and runs as an entry with Archura. Thumbalena scored with her second triumph in a row and tries for three straight. Miss Friendly made a mild move to wind up in fifth position. Long shot: Moulinn Rogue. 7. Quality Corona finished fifth in a tough qualifying trials division. Wanta Dubloon has bee runner-up three times and third once during his his last four outings and has been facing some tough handicap foes. Just Winning has won three times and has been third twice during his last five attempts. Long shot: Corona De Flores. 8. Chiselled In Glory ran second in the Super Bowl Handicap as the favorite. Czech N Out Ashley moves up in class after an easy victory over claimers. Inkys Zoomer scored a mild upset over Chiselled In Glory during the Super Bowl Handicap. Long shot: Dashing Preppy. 2. Cuttencocktail was in front throughout to win by a neck and goes for three wins in a row. Sneaks moves up a notch in class after winning by a neck. Lets Go Corona raced close to the leaders, but lacked a closing kick while running fifth against better horses. Long shot: Sweetsouttherncomfort 3. Push To The Top closed from ninth place to finish third after winning the two previous races very easily. Wings Of Courage moves up in class after easily winning by 3 lengths and being claimed. Trinini was tight in back of the leader until being passed by the winner. Long shot: El Parajette. center_img 9. bF Check The Echo was runner-up in the best of four career starts and is ready to leave the winner’s circle. Casino Chicks had trouble at the start and finished eighth against straight maidens and drops into a $16,000 claimer. Mud Skipper lacked a closing rally while finishing in fourth place. Long shot: Keep It Hot. Best bet: Chiselled In Glory (8). 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

Bandari eliminate Gor Mahia from GOtv Shield

first_imgNo winner was picked off from the first five penalties, taking the game to sudden death and Okoth proved to be the man of the moment.The first five produced as much drama, with Bandari surviving by the skin of their teeth. Duncan Otewa was the first on the roster and he saw his kick fly out wide, handing Gor the advantage.Meddie Kagere stepped up and took the advantage fully, scoring Gor’s first. Cosmas Lewis stepped up for Bandari’s second and scored sending Boniface Oluoch the wrong way.New signing Boniface Omondi stepped up for Gor’s second making no mistake as Hamisi Mwinyi responded for Bandari.Harun Shakava then scored for Gor with a brilliant kick taking the scores to 3-2. Bandari saw themselves fall off favor with Anthony Lugogo seeing his penalty saved by Boniface Oluoch.However, Gor could not take the favor, Francis Kahata’s effort being saved by Okoth.Bandari FC defender Noah Abich closes down on Gor Mahia’s Meddie Kagere in a GOtv Shield match at teh Thika Stadium on July 9, 2017. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluNoah Abich then stepped up to take Bandari’s last to keep them in the game and despite his former teammate at Tusker Oluoch having a touch, the ball spiraled into the net.Oluoch then turned the other way to take Gor’s final kick and he only needed to score to ensure K’Ogalo, the record champions of the tournament go through. However, he struck his effort low and wide, seeing the first five kicks end at a 3-3 stalemate.In sudden death Anthony Wambani and Michael Luvutsi as well as Wellington Ochieng and captain Musa Mohammed scored the first two penalties apiece.The real drama unfolded in the third efforts when Bandari’s Siraj Mohammed struck the crossbar. Kenneth Muguna stepped up to take Gor’s third and he only needed to score to give Gor the win, but his effort was saved by Okoth.Felly Mulumba gave Bandari lease of life scoring the fourth sudden death kick and Okoth ensured they won saving from Wendo.Gor Mahia forward Jacques Tuyisenge chases down Bandari’s Andrew Waisswa during a GOtv Shield match at the Thika Stadium on July 9, 2017. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluThe game was forced into penalties after a 1-1 stalemate in regulation time with Gor racing from a goal down. After a goalless first half which had plenty of scoring opportunities, the game opened up in the second half.From a brilliantly executed counter attack, Bandari opened the scoring in the 57th minute through Cosmas.The Dockers broke off on the right with the impressive Hassan Abdallah injecting some good punch of pace on the right beating Ernest Wendo and Musa Mohammed before laying in a low cross that Cosmas only tapped in.Gor restored parity with 15 minutes left on the clock when substitute Omondi scored from close range after picking up a spill from Bandari keeper Obungu.The Bandari backline had lost concentration after a clash involving Mulumba and Kagere and just as they were shaking off, they conceded.Winger Innocent Wafula won the ball on the right before shooting low at goal with Obungu failing to hold on to the ball.-Bidco through-Bidco FC players celebrate their goal against Rain Forest at the Thika Stadium on July 9, 2017. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluIn the earlier kick off, goals in either half by Stephen Onyango and Geoffrey Ouma gave National Super League side Bidco United a 2-0 win over Rain Forest Rangers as they advanced to the third round of the Gotv Shield.Bidco should have won by a bigger margin had they converted their numerous chances but we’re lucky the lower tier Rangers side were neither as sharp upfront of goal.Onyango opened the scoring on the half hour mark with a simple header inside the box from a cross on the right.Bidco had created great scoring opportunities prior to the goal with former Sofapaka man John Walubuka and David Juma missing sitters.In the second half,  Bidco continued dominating and they should have scored with open chances again.First,  Walubuka hit the crossbar with an open goalmouth after dribbling past everybody including the goalkeeper.Minutes later, Onyango squandered a chance that was harder to miss than score when he headed over alone in the box from an Edwin Walumolu cross.However, substitute Ouma made it 2-0 in the 89th minute with a simple tap in off a Heritier Luvualu cross from the left. Ouma had been on the pitch for less than five minutes after coming on for the injured Juma.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Bandari FC players celebrate at the Thik Stadium after eliminating Gor Mahia from the GOtv Shield on July 9, 2017. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluTHIKA, Kenya, Jul 9- Substitute keeper Joseph Okoth was the hero as 2015 GOtv Shield champions Bandari eliminated 10-time Champions Gor Mahia on a 6-5 post-match penalties at the Thika Sub-County Stadium on Sunday.Okoth had come in as a 91st minute substitute replacing Wilson Obungu and he proved the gamble was the right one, saving three penalties including the decisive one taken by midfielder Kenneth Wendo.last_img read more

Murray announces hip surgery, eyes grasscourt season

first_img0Shares0000Andy Murray, seen here in December 2017, announced he had hip surgery in Australia and was hoping to return to competitive tennis in time for the grasscourt season midway through the year © AFP/File / Patrick HAMILTONLONDON, United Kingdom, Jan 8 – Andy Murray announced he had hip surgery in Australia on Monday and is hoping to return to competitive tennis in time for the grasscourt season midway through the year.The 30-year-old Scot has not played competitively since being knocked out of the Wimbledon quarter-finals last year and last week withdrew from this month’s Australian Open. “Today I underwent successful right hip surgery at the St Vincent Hospital in Melbourne,” the former world number one said on Facebook.“I’d like to thank Dr John O’Donnell and all of the staff for looking after me. I look forward to returning to competitive tennis during the grasscourt season. Thanks to everyone for all the well wishes and support over the last few days. I’ll come back from this.”The three-time Grand Slam champion, who dislodged Novak Djokovic from the top of the rankings towards the end of 2016, has slipped to 19th in the world due to his lengthy lay-off.He first felt pain in his right hip during his French Open semi-final loss to Swiss Stan Wawrinka in June.The grasscourt season starts after the French Open, with the first event taking place in Stuttgart, Germany, from June 11.Murray is a two-time Wimbledon winner and has been champion at Queen’s in London on five occasions, both of which are played on grass courts.The BBC reported that he hopes to be hitting balls on court in about seven or eight weeks and has been given a timescale of 14 weeks as a guide for a return.But Murray said he is not “interested in coming back for a specific tournament”, in comments reported by the BBC.“My plan is to be back playing around the grass-court season — potentially before then — but I’m certainly not going to rush anything,” he said. “I want to know when I come back that I’m ready.”“The surgeon felt that my hip will be feeling better than it did a year ago,” Murray added. “Obviously, I was still doing fine a year ago — I was ranked number one in the world.“I’m certainly not going to be putting in the same amount of tournaments and effort to try to get to number one in the world. I’ll be playing a reduced schedule, and then focusing more on trying to win major events and big tournaments rather than trying to achieve certain ranking goals.”A host of top names are battling to be fit for the first Grand Slam of the year, which starts in Melbourne on January 15.Japan’s Kei Nishikori has already pulled out and world number one Rafael Nadal and six-time Australian Open champion Novak Djokovic remain huge doubts, having yet to play a competitive match this year.Former champion Stan Wawrinka and Canada’s Milos Raonic are also returning from injuries but intend to play in Melbourne.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Real Betis chief confirms interest in Man City star – but insists no talks yet

first_imgReal Betis will not make a decision on whether to bid for Manchester City forward Nolito until they appoint a new coach, according to the Spanish club.It has been widely reported that Betis have opened talks about a deal for the Spaniard, who has managed just nine Premier League starts this season.However, Betis vice president Lorenzo Serra Ferrer insists they will not be making a decision on such a deal until a new manager is in place following the sacking of Victor Sanchez del Amo this month.He told Canal Sur Radio: “Would I like to have Nolito? Yes, but we have not contacted him.“We are looking to find players that know La Liga and to bring two or three good reinforcements from outside.“But we have to wait for the new coach to give his opinion on certain signings.“We know what profile of a coach we want and the sooner we complete it, the better.” Nolito in action for Manchester City 1last_img


first_imgLetterkenny Gaels GAA News:The senior & reserve footballers played Buncrana on Easter Monday and had mixed results with the seniors losing 10 points to 8 and the reserves winning on a scoreline of 2-11 to 2-04.They are fixed to play Urris at 5.30pm (reserves) and 7pm (senior) on Saturday evening. See Facebook for updates. Our U-16 team played Red Hugh’s on Friday evening and recorded a good win. Final score Letterkenny Gaels 3-17 Red Hugh’s 3-04.Thanks to all who helped out with the Bag Pack in association with Habitat for Humanity Ireland on Saturday past in Tesco. Special thanks to Sharon for organising. The club held a very successful fundraiser in the A7 on Good Friday. Thanks to Enda and his staff for facilitating all the children.Club Members are requested to contact our Club Secretary for more information if they wish to obtain a Club Donegal Membership Card which covers Free Admission to all Adult Club matches in the County for the 2015 Season and also included an item of Donegal merchandise.Topaz Cash for Clubs cards can be obtained from James Frain and we are encouraging club members to call to Tobins Topaz filling station and get their cards stamped with each €40 of fuel purchased.Any business interested in getting a pitch side ad should contact Dan on (086) 739 2780 for more details.Underage coaching will resume at Pairc na nGael on Sunday 12th April at 11am. New members welcome.Camogie training continues at the pitch on Mondays from 6-7pm for U-14 and older girls and Fridays from 6.30-7.30pm at the pitch for U-6, U-8, U-10 & U-12. Contact 086 8163605 for information. New players welcome. Please check club website and Gaels Camogie Facebook for more info.Indoor Hurling training is resuming at Pairc na nGael on 16th April. Please contact Dan Harnett 0867392780 or Sharon Harnett 0868405785 to book or for more information. New members always welcome. For regular club updates and photos see our club web page, Facebook page or follow us on Twitter @LetterkennyGaelGAA NEWS: LETTERKENY GAELS U16’S EARN SUPERB WIN OVER RED HUGH’S was last modified: April 7th, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:GAALetterkenny GaelsNoticesSportlast_img read more


first_imgA new charity shop is set to bring new life to the centre of Lifford. The shop will be based at Lifford/Clonleigh Resource Centre, a ‘not for profit’ Community Development Project, which has been working with and for the local community for the past twenty years.Almost two years ago, the Centre stopped receiving Government Core Funding under, what was then called, the National Community Development Programme. This meant that the centre no longer received funding to cover the costs of overheads and core staff, namely a Centre Co-ordinator and Centre Administrator.The centre has survived the change by becoming more innovative in terms of generating income to cover these essential costs.As part of the Centre’s overall ‘Sustainability Plan’ the Centre will be opening the ‘BLOSSOMS’ New2U Shop, this Sunday.Not only will the shop bring in much needed funds it will be a much welcomed resource, providing quality items for sale to the community at very reasonable cost, especially in light of these times of hardship for many people. The shop would not be feasible without local people’s donations and volunteering their time to work in the shop.“We have already recruited and trained thirteen volunteers and hopefully will recruit many more” says Anita McGranaghan, Lead Worker on the new initiative.“We value our volunteers and will ensure that they will be supported in their roles”The shop will initially open three days per week, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, 10am until 4pm, but the aim will be to have it opened Monday – Friday, within a few months. The community have already donated many items and anyone wishing to donate can drop off items at the Resource Centre any time, daily, from 9am until 5pmBrid Foley, Centre Co-ordinator, emphasised “This is very much a Community Initiative supported by the local Community in relation to local donations and local volunteers working in the Shop. It is imperative that the Centre continues to generate income in order to continue to provide the much needed local resources, services and initiatives for local people, in particular for those people who do not have the same advantages in life as others” NEW CHARITY SHOP TO HELP KEEP LIFFORD’S VOICE ALIVE was last modified: December 3rd, 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:charity shopLiffordLIfford/Clonleigh Resource Centrelast_img read more

Torre puts all of Yankees’ trust in closer Rivera

first_img “What we got from our pitchers tonight was what we got the last four months of the season,’ Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez said. “You know you are in every game when things go like that. Even the biggest game of the year.’ Both Angels runs were driven home by the top of the order, but Yankees pitching kept the heart of the lineup from unloading. Guerrero managed just an infield single that broke up Chacon’s no-hitter in the fourth. Garret Anderson, who hit a huge home run in Game 3 Friday night, went 0 for 3. Of the Angels so-called “Big Three,’ only Molina reached the outfield. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! This time, Rivera did what he usually does and retired every batter he faced, including 2004 MVP Vladimir Guerrero on a weak grounder to second base to preserve a 3-2 victory and force a fifth and deciding game tonight at Angels Stadium. “I trust him so much, because I know one thing above everything else,’ said Torre, who added he would not hesitate to use Rivera tonight. “Whether it works or not, you know he’s going out there with the biggest heart in the world. He certainly doesn’t shy away from the pressure.’ AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREThe top 10 theme park moments of 2019 Pressure was the top to bottom pitching Torre received from Rivera, starter Shawn Chacon and reliever Al Leiter, who faced just one batter, got an inning-ending double play and received credit for the victory. All this while trailing the series 2-1 and overcoming a 2-0 deficit in the sixth inning. Pressure was Chacon, who spent most of his career pitching meaningless games in Coors Field before he was acquired from the Colorado Rockies at the end of July. Chacon was making his first postseason appearance and hadn’t started a game since July 28. To seemingly make matters worse, he had to wait a day when Game 4 was rained out Saturday afternoon. “I spoke to my mom on the phone and she said, `These things happen for a reason,’ ‘ Chacon said. “Guess she was right.’ Chacon went 6 1/3 brilliant innings, retired the first 10 batters and kept the Yankees close against an equally impressive John Lackey. Chacon allowed back-to-back RBI doubles by Chone Figgins and Orlando Cabrera in the sixth and was chased by a Bengie Molina in the seventh, but it wasn’t enough to put the Yankees away. center_img NEW YORK – Joe Torre didn’t have the luxury of tomorrow. He was six outs from sending the American League Division Series back to Anaheim or going home. It didn’t matter that using Mariano Rivera for the final two innings in Game 7 of the 2001 World Series cost the New York Yankees a title. To 56,226 screaming fans at Yankee Stadium on Sunday night, Torre simply was putting the game in God’s hands. last_img

DD Motoring: Manus, the Motor Club and St. Eunans are the winners in Donegal

first_imgBy Brian McDaidIt’s got a bit like Kelly’s Corner down outside the front door of the Mt. Errigal Hotel come rally time these last few years.The Jim Kennedy Memorial Cup travels just a few yards across the road from its permanent residence in reception at TFS, which Manus Kelly is the owner of. Manus Kelly works away in his office, which overlooks where the finishing ramp is for the rally every year. Advertisement Last Friday morning, Kelly swapped his swivelling office chair for a Subaru seat for the weekend and seems to make all this winning look so easy.Manus Kelly in his native Glenswilly. Photo Brian McDaidThe Jim Kennedy Cup back in permanent residence at Manus Kelly’s office across the road from the MT. Errigal Hotel. Photo Brian McDaidOn Sunday evening Rory Kennedy made his way back to the finishing ramp minus a Subaru, he was on foot following his retirement while battling for the lead with his driver Gary Jennings. (They de-railed their challenge near Harleys of Trentagh on the Gartan stage.) Under Rory’s coat he carried his late father’s cup, The Jim Kennedy Memorial Cup to the side of the finishing ramp, ready for the presentation back to the winner for the third time, Donegal’s Manus Kelly and Donall Barrett.I often think about the late Jim Kennedy around rally time and others like him from Donegal that passed on that made the Donegal Rally the success it is.Rory Kennedy and Gary Jennings at the finish of the rally on Saturday evening pictured with Terence Diver. Photo Brian Mc DaidBack at the start when it was the old Ballyraine Hotel, Jim Kennedy was a competitor driving a Hillman Imp or a Hillman Hunter, with Fr. Willie Mc Menamin calling the notes. In them days it was Curley who was the name on everybody’s lips winning three in a row. Then it was Colman in the eighties who matched 3 in a row and now when Jim Kennedy has passed on its Kelly is the local name to rewrite motoring history which will be etched for the third time on the winners cup. Advertisement Gary Jennings and Rory Kennedy in action on Saturday stage in Carnhill. before their retirement in Trantagh. Photo Brian McDaidWhen Curley and Coleman scored hat-tricks in Donegal they were heroes on Sunday night at the finish ramp. and we gone on Monday. As a spectator and photographer of motorsport for years the three days of the Donegal is an escape from the routine of everyday life.You may be standing on the ditch at a rally, in body looking in to the rally cars, but in spirit you’re in the car looking out willing on your heroes over the rally weekend.Manus Kelly and Donall make it three in a row in Donegal at the rally. Photo Brian McDaidIt’s a bit different and hard to know what way to act when your hero turns out to be local and from your own town. Irish people have a culture of not knowing how to give or accept a compliment because they spent all of their life listening to everyone telling them what they were doing wrong.Local competitors on the Donegal Rally are as good as anyone that comes to compete in the rally in June. Even in the wet at the start this year the pace didn’t slow, Manus Kelly set the pace and Damien Tourish did like wise in the National at the start of the event and fans just love the pace of the event. Add to this the welcome and atmosphere for the weekend of the rally. I met marshals from all over Ireland who travelled to Donegal for weekend and wouldn’t miss it for the world. The organising committee of the motor club have produced another top class event.Some of the marshals that travelled from all over Ireland to help on the Donegal Rally at the weekend. Photo Brian McDaidFrom tents to turnstiles.A packed St Eunan’s GAA grounds which doubled as a camp site for the Donegal rally at the weekend. Photo Brian McDaidOn Monday evening this week driving out past the O’Donnell Park the training pitch was full of footballers going through their paces. A day before that the same area was full to capacity of tents for the Donegal International Rally. It reminded me of the old Letterkenny Folk Festival when it was in full swing. The Folk Festival drew massive crowds to Letterkenny.It wasn’t twin cams but was the rattle of Morris Dancers with their bells sticks rattling about Letterkenny. The town was buzzing from Thursday night to Sunday evening. Local Band Clannad from Gweedore came first in the Letterkenny Folk Festival back then before going on to sign their first record deal with Polydor records. The rest for Clannad is history.Clanad who won their first major music competition at the Letterkenny Folk Festival.At the weekend it wasn’t the bells of Morris Dancers making the noise in Letterkenny it was the manifolds and walk through exhaust systems of supped up road cars. While a lot in Letterkenny were giving out about them. St Eunan’s GAA club decided to capitalise on the massive foot fall arriving in Letterkenny for the weekend. This year the grounds of the O’Donnell Park were full to near capacity of motorsport spectators. Members of St. Eunans GAA club transform their ground into a perfectly organised and safe location for tourist to come to Co.Donegal.Members of St. Eunans GAA club came out in big numbers to organise and run a very professional camp site for the weekend of the rally. The site was manned around the clock had a shop and food available on site along with shower and toilet facilities. The club provided a much needed pop up rally village for the weekend that gave a new dimension to accommodation for a sporting event like the rally.Happy Motoring Folks.DD Motoring: Manus, the Motor Club and St. Eunans are the winners in Donegal was last modified: June 21st, 2018 by Brian McDaidShare 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:Brian McDaiddonegal international rallyManus KellySt Eunan’s GAAlast_img read more

Eyebrows raised over decision to stop HGVs using cross border road

first_imgConcern has been raised over the decision to deny vehicles over 7.5-ton access to an  ‘important’ cross border road at Clady, Northern Ireland. Cathaoirleach of the Stranorlar Municipal area Patrick McGowan has called for a meeting with the Derry & Strabane District Council and the NI Department of Infrastructure over their proposal to stop all lorries over 7.5 tons going through Clady village.Speaking on the matter yesterday, McGowan said: “This is a very busy route for a lot of traffic crossing the border and we need assurances that local businesses, especially in the Castlefinn area, will be catered for.“What will happen in the event of road works in Lifford and or Strabane?“What if the bridge in Lifford had to be closed for any reason, would this route through Clady automatically open or will it take a meeting with the Department of Infrastructure NI before the go-ahead is given to reverse the weight restriction and allow lorries through until the Lifford Strabane route is open again?” McGowan queried.“I appreciate that there is ongoing concern about the number of large lorries going through Clady and the noise can be very disturbing especially when lorries are stopping and starting when trying to weave through parked cars parked on both sides of the road in Clady itself.“I think at a time when the uncertainty of Brexit is putting a lot of businesses under pressure there should be more advanced consultations with authorities in Donegal, especially at a political level.“And as the Cathaoirleach of the Stranorlar municipal area, I have requested our senior official to contact both officials and public representatives across the border to meet with my Municipal district members as soon as possible.“Everything must be out on the table before an agreement can be reached,” he added.“Most lorries and tractors with any kind of load would be over 7.5 ton including some vans and a lot of Donegal businesses are doing business locally.“So, we need a level playing field when it comes to selecting which businesses would be allowed to enter the village.”Eyebrows raised over decision to stop HGVs using cross border road was last modified: April 22nd, 2019 by Shaun KeenanShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Dutch fans paint Centurion ‘Oranje’

first_img15 June 2010Hundreds of Dutch football fans braved the chilly Pretoria weather on Monday, gathering at the Centurion Fan Park to watch the Netherlands take on Denmark in a Fifa World Cup Group E clash.Dancing to music to ward off the cold, the group of football lovers proclaimed their love for their home teams.Dutch fan Marc Komen, who is part of the “Oranjes” camp at Fountains Valley, said: “It is the first time that the World Cup has been held on the African continent, and we knew that it was going to be special here.“We knew that there would be a lot of dancing and singing and all these horns making a terrible noise. I think we all had a pretty good feeling about how it would be.”Loyal and fervant fansThe Oranjes make up what is widely considered to be one of football’s most loyal and fervent fan bases. Their distinctive, “in-your-face” orange kit hollers their presence and ardour in any location.After watching Monday’s game, Komen said the Oranjes’ supporters would pack up and drive in a convoy of about 180 cars to Durban for the Netherlands game against Japan, and then on to Cape Town for their game against Cameroon.“We are just here to experience Africa and support our team,” shouted another, who introduced herself as Amanda.Wonderful stayFan Jon Dahl, who came all the way from the United Kingdom, where he works, told BuaNews that his stay in the country has been wonderful so far.Dahl and two of his two friends have been touring southern Africa since May. “We’ve seen Botswana, Zimbabwe and Swaziland as well.”But the biggest surprise for Dahl was South Africa’s diverse culture. “I wasn’t expecting that, and the people are really friendly,’” he said, adding that he felt safe.“I love everything about this place,” he proclaimed.High hopesAnother Dutch fan, Michael Cees hoped his team – which includes Inter Milan midfielder Wesley Sneijder, Real Madrid attacker Rafael van der Vaart and Bayern Munich winger Arjen Robben – would do well against group members Denmark, Cameroon and Japan.“If you look at the team from the back to the front, we have really good players,” he said.“It’s going to be a great day, I could not stay at home, I wanted to come here to experience the atmosphere and celebrate,” said Danish fan Patrick Joris, who came with family to watch the game.Soccer City showdownTuesday’s showdown at Soccer City produced a goalless first half at Soccer City, but the Dutch took the lead against the Danes on an own goal in the first minute of the second half.They wrapped up a 2-0 victory five minutes from time when Dirk Kuyt followed up on a shot by Eljero Elia that hit the post and side-footed the rebound into an empty net.Japan beat Cameroon 1-0 in Monday’s other Group E clash on a goal by Keisuke Honda.The victory left the Blue Samurai in second place behind the Netherlands on goal difference after the opening round of group matches.Source: BuaNewslast_img read more