Mother jailed for possession

first_img14-year-old busted with cocaine in suitcase handlesCora Towler, the mother of the 14-year-old who was busted with cocaine concealed in the handles of his suitcase, was sentenced to three years’ imprisonment and fined almost $3 million after admitting to the court that she was guilty of the charge of possession of cocaine for the purpose of trafficking.Towler appeared before City Magistrate Leron Daly.Initially, the woman pleaded not guilty to the charge that stated on Friday, August 26, 2016 at the Cheddi Jagan International Airport (CJIA), she was in possession of 1.4 kilograms of cocaine for the purpose of trafficking.In a court hearing on Wednesday, while the evidence was being tendered against the unrepresented woman, she indicated to the Magistrate that she would like to change her plea to guilty.As such, her plea was changed and she admitted to the offence in tears.A penitent Towler sobbed uncontrollably and pleaded with the court for leniency.Moments before Magistrate Daly handed down her ruling, Towler sent prisoners in the dock scurrying as she threw up. She was subsequently fined $2,710,800.Meanwhile, Ian Griffith, another relative of the lad who was also charged with Towler for the offence, is currently on remand pending the outcome of his trial before Magistrate Daly.According to reports, the teenager was held following the discovery of the cocaine concealed in the handles of his suitcase while he was waiting to board a flight destined for New York at the CJIA, Timehri.It was also stated that the teen was travelling alone, returning home after spending the August vacation in Guyana.Upon the discovery of the cocaine, four persons, including the teen’s mother, were arrested.last_img read more

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New gym floor at NPSS gym expected to be ready by end of September

first_imgThe main gym at North Peace Secondary School is in the process of getting some needed improvements. A new gym floor and scoreboard is being installed with the floor expected to be ready by the end of the month.Vice-principal Jason Gill said the floor looks sharp with new colours and decals. The floor is a bit higher so the height of the basketball nets will need to be adjusted as a result.The current scoreboard in the main gym will be moved into the alternate gym at the school when work is completed.- Advertisement –last_img read more

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Dutch troops focus on rebuilding Afghanistan, leave Taliban alone

first_imgThe central idea is that if foreign military forces show restraint and respect, and help the local government to govern, then these areas will expand, slowly but persistently, like an oil stain across a shirt. As they grow, the theory says, the Taliban’s standing will decline. To date, the Dutch, aided by U.S. soldiers and contractors who train Afghan police and soldiers, have helped Afghan units to coordinate security and build police posts. Simultaneously, they have sent teams of specialists and Australian engineers to choose development projects and plan them with village leaders. They have built or repaired schools, mosques, police garrisons, courtrooms and a hospital inside the more secure areas.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! QALA-E-SURKH, Afghanistan – The Dutch infantrymen stood on a ridge near the Baluchi Valley, an area in south central Afghanistan controlled by the Taliban and tribes opposed to the central government. Whenever they push farther, the soldiers said, they swiftly come under fire from rifles and rocket-propelled grenades. “The whole valley is pretty much hostile,” said one, a machine gunner. But rather than advancing for reconnaissance or to attack, the Dutch soldiers pulled back to a safer village. “We’re not here to fight the Taliban,” said the Dutch commander, Col. Hans van Griensven, at a recent staff meeting. “We’re here to make the Taliban irrelevant.” Thousands of fresh Western troops have flowed into Afghanistan since last year, seeking to counter the resurgent Taliban before an expected spring offensive. Many U.S. units have been conducting sweeps and raids. But here in Uruzgan province, where the Taliban operate openly, a Dutch-led task force has mostly shunned combat. Its counterinsurgency tactics emphasize efforts to improve Afghan living conditions and self-governance, rather than hunting the Taliban’s fighters. Bloodshed is out. Reconstruction, mentoring and diplomacy are in. U.S. military officials have expressed unease about the Dutch method, warning that if the Taliban are not kept under military pressure in Uruzgan, they will use the province as a haven and project their insurgency into neighboring provinces. The Dutch counter that construction projects and consistent political and social support will lure the population from the Taliban, allowing the central and provincial governments to expand their authority over the long term. Insurgency and counterinsurgency tactics have long been subjects of intensive tinkering and debate, as military and police forces from different nations, and even different units within nations, have chosen conflicting approaches. The Dutch-led force of about 2,000 soldiers has adopted what counterinsurgency theorists call the “oil spot” approach. Under this tactic, it concentrates efforts in less hostile areas, especially a basin around Tarin Kowt, the provincial capital, which overlaps an economic development zone designated by Hamid Karzai, the Afghan president. last_img read more

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‘Sanchez could regret choosing Arsenal over Liverpool,’ claims Lewis

first_imgAlexis Sanchez “might have made a mistake” in choosing to move to Arsenal instead of Liverpool, according to Daily Mirror journalist Darren Lewis.Chile’s World Cup star completed a move to the Gunners from Barcelona for a reported £33million on Thursday but he was also a target for the Reds.Brendan Rodgers had hoped to lure the 25-year-old to Anfield as part of the deal for Luis Suarez – who has now agreed a £75m switch to the Nou Camp – however Sanchez turned down the move.And Lewis told Transfer Tavern: “It’s quite strange that Sanchez turned them down. I really thought he would relish playing in front of the Kop, playing for such a passionate and historic club.“Liverpool are an institution in this country, they’re not just a football club. I’m really surprised Sanchez decided not to go there.“That’s not being disrespectful about Arsenal, they’re a wonderful club but [there was the] opportunity to go and play for Liverpool.“The one thing I think possibily happened was Sanchez looked at it and thought, ‘Well if Suarez doesn’t fancy playing there why should I?’“Maybe it was as basic as that but I think he might have made a mistake.”last_img read more

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Marseille join Tottenham in chase for striker dubbed ‘Little Ibrahimovic’

first_imgMarseille are ready to reignite their interest in Tottenham target Wissam Ben Yedder – the striker dubbed ‘Little Ibrahimovic’.The French club attempted a late summer move for the 24-year-old Toulouse ace, but failed in their bid to land him.But now reports in France have suggested that Marseille are ready to go back for the forward when the January transfer window opens.Yedder has averaged 15 league goals a season over the past three campaigns but he has so far scored just once in 10 outings this term.However Marseille, who are struggling in 13th having won only four of their opening 13 games, reckon he can rekindle his best form.Yedder has been at Toulouse his whole career but has been heavily linked with Tottenham, who have been in the market for a new striker for the past 18 months.However they may be in danger of missing out on him if Marseille do ramp up their interest. Wissam Ben Yedder 1last_img read more

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Otway Golf Club: Pat McNulty wins by one point in last week’s competition!

first_imgLast Saturday Lady Captain Orla Gallagher hosted her big day in perfect weather and a great days golf was followed by a very enjoyable and entertaining evening and night in the wee clubhouse.In the men’s nine hole competition, Pat McNulty continued his run of good form and took first prize with just one point to spare over second placed Brendan Gallagher.This Sunday 21st male members compete in a singles stableford competition, and the following Saturday 27th Gerry Gallagher hosts his President’s Prize, with full details in next weeks edition. Members are reminded that, as in the Captain’s prize, only members who have competed in at least two club competitions this year will qualify to compete for the main prize on the day.Otway Golf Club: Pat McNulty wins by one point in last week’s competition! was last modified: August 17th, 2016 by Elaine McCalligShare 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:golf clubOtwaylast_img read more

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Every 2018/19 Championship home kit rated and ranked

first_img👀 #ClassicStyleNewEra Who’s getting our new @adidasUK home kit? Pre-order 👉 https://t.co/cIOVvol34t 🔵⚪️ #HereToCreate #BCFC pic.twitter.com/VUQp2dIBkb— Birmingham City FC (@BCFC) June 25, 2018So simple and yet so brilliant. And while adidas have been getting grief for turning some of their basic range into club kits, we almost don’t blame them when they look this good. 17. Reading 16. Sheffield United 10. Queens Park Rangers SHOP | 18/19 Home Kit on sale now. #rufchttps://t.co/qT4Dhrv8md— Rotherham United (@OfficialRUFC) June 5, 2018There isn’t much to say here and the Millers’ sponsor makes it even worse. So uninspiring. 3. Birmingham City 👕 #QPR’s new kits are now on sale!▶️ https://t.co/aefDj2zfa4#QPR1819 pic.twitter.com/Iq2CYBCOTu— QPR FC (@QPR) June 23, 2018These remind us of their 1983/84 shirt and while not quite a classic it’s a lovely look and we’re all over it. In the Premier League there are some classics, but what about in the division below?talkSPORT.com are always ready to offer their official ranking of all the 2018/19 Championship home shirts.And we’ve obliged to the public’s wishes, so you can see all 24 kits rated and ranked, from worst to best, below…24. Rotherham 18. Leeds United Our home strip for 2018/19 will be on sale for the first time at the Megastore from 10.00am on Sunday ahead of Owls in the Park #swfc pic.twitter.com/bZrDeheAqL— Sheffield Wednesday (@swfc) June 29, 2018Back in stripes, the Owls are on the up with this number. It gets a big thumbs up. 👕👀 It’s here! Full reveal of Latics’ 2018-19 @PUMA home kit and training wear.View a full gallery of the new home kit and training wear and find out more here 👇https://t.co/RDSq3isBxV#wafc 🔵⚪️ pic.twitter.com/W1tjKimMQL— Wigan Athletic (@LaticsOfficial) July 11, 2018A throwback to their 1995-1998 offering and while some people aren’t fans we’re actually feeling it. In a world with template designs this at least feels unique. 👕 Bolton Wanderers are proud to reveal our @MacronSports manufactured home kit for the upcoming 2018/19 @SkyBetChamp season.Get your hands on our latest shirt first by pre-ordering today! ⚪️🔵🔴👉 https://t.co/UBSxsTceRL#NoPlaceLikeHome #BWFC 🐘🏰 pic.twitter.com/DFv5Gt6FMO— Bolton Wanderers FC (@OfficialBWFC) June 8, 2018This Macron offering doesn’t have many redeeming features, sadly. Even the off-white stripes fail to add anything and the collar looks awkward 19. Preston North End 1 The new Championship season is here, but who wins the fashion war in the second tier?Every single one of the 24 clubs has got a brand new home strip and there are some great efforts out there. 14. Ipswich Town 4. Wigan Athletic 15. Swansea City Get ready for the 2018/19 season with 10% off!🔜 Online Only – Fri 5pm until Sat 8am🔜 In-Store Only – Sat 9am until Sat 6pm▶️ https://t.co/CRXm0yIg4j pic.twitter.com/V161qKlaqD— Reading FC (@ReadingFC) July 27, 2018From the front we’re having this Royals number but the faded hoops around the back send this plummeting down the division. Take a look at #Millwall’s 2018/19 home kit…Pre-order yours ➡️ https://t.co/qnwwe2Fxkj pic.twitter.com/sxHlEH02cW— Millwall FC (@MillwallFC) July 6, 2018In some pictures this kit doesn’t look all that but once you see it on a player it’s definitely undervalued, although the collar isn’t quite right for our liking. Home kit launch day down at Bramall Lane. Superstore open until 5pm and available to order online 24/7.➡️ https://t.co/hOQpcmGgTl🔴⚪️⚫️⚔️ #ForgedAsOne pic.twitter.com/urftevv3qc— Sheffield United (@SUFC_tweets) July 4, 2018Plain sleeves and striped body is pulled off well by the Blades but it’s not getting much higher than mid-table in any list. 1. Aston Villa What do we reckon then, #itfc fans? 👀 pic.twitter.com/DsiQMpWVd2— Ipswich Town FC (@Official_ITFC) May 29, 2018What could have been! This was up there until we cast our eyes over the sponsor. Maybe next year, Tractor Boys? Full-Time @Boreham_WoodFC 1 #BrentfordFC 2Ollie Watkins and Lewis Macleod get the goals as The Bees start pre-season with a win pic.twitter.com/M2J3DilBxV— Brentford FC (@BrentfordFC) July 6, 2018The bees have basically made taken last year’s jersey, made the stripes thinner, and the sleeves plain. It’s not worth another glance. 8. Sheffield Wednesday 22. Brentford Introducing our new @UmbroUK home kit for the 2018/19 season! We Are Hull City!#hcafc #TheTigers pic.twitter.com/M2118NZXvm— Hull City (@HullCity) June 8, 2018Umbro on form again, subtly upgrading last season’s home kit with a simple orange pinstripe through the black stripes. The sleeves are plain this time and it’s a nice touch. 2. Hull City 13. Millwall 21. Stoke City 6. Middlesbrough Get your hands on City’s new 2018-19 home kit ➡️ https://t.co/21bu8jrRZM #ncfc #TheNextChapter pic.twitter.com/XpmapgnMZz— Norwich City FC (@NorwichCityFC) July 3, 2018Some people probably find the shoulders a bit garish – but we don’t care about them as they’re a lovely nod to 1993/94. The only thing letting this down is the sponsor. Thoughts on the new kits ? #pnefc pic.twitter.com/gNEWu38Shb— Paul Gallagher (@Gally_7) June 13, 2018Plain white shirt and blue shorts, it’s basically Tottenham’s home strip from Nike last season, minus the shielded badge, and the sponsor logo is so plain. 9. Norwich City 12. Nottingham Forest 11. Blackburn Rovers 🏡 If you’ve haven’t already seen it on the official app, here’s a look at your #BristolCity home kit for 2018/19.— Bristol City FC (@BristolCity) June 22, 2018The white band over the chest is a good look for the Robins and the sponsor’s font is certainly different, which is a boon. 7. Bristol City 27.07.18 #AllLeeds pic.twitter.com/zMObwNircI— Leeds United (@LUFC) July 24, 2018Nothing earth shattering here. Does what it needs to and the sponsor is plain too. 5. West Bromwich Albion 🌧️#WednesdayWisdom pic.twitter.com/XqKVPgXBhB— Derby County (@dcfcofficial) August 1, 2018It matches the template for Umbro and will do the job, despite an unspectacular logo. Our 2018-19 @UmbroUK home kit, available online and in store. Get yours: https://t.co/tLXjcFSTrg pic.twitter.com/ORtL256WVW— Blackburn Rovers (@Rovers) July 18, 2018Umbro have undoubtedly been one of the best suppliers this summer and this is no different as they give Rovers their Cambridge blue and white strip. 😎 Bom DiaNew signings João Carvalho and Diogo Gonçalves exclusively revealed the new #NFFC @MacronSports home kit yesterday. Pre-order details of how you can get your hands on the new shirt will be released soon.#ThatLovingFeeling pic.twitter.com/pqBv5pDTwL— Nottingham Forest FC (@NFFC) June 15, 2018A nice subtle two-tone red strip and it works. Which Championship club has the best home kit? 20. Derby County 23. Bolton Wanderers #Swans ⚪️🔶⚫️Introducing the 2018/19 @SwansOfficial home and away kits! pic.twitter.com/5yLnMrYAkE— Joma Sport US (@JomaSportUS) June 26, 2018Always tough to do something will all-white but this is decent enough, the sponsor logo works well to add a splash of life. Hi @leejones86, @SCFC_Dalgarno, @DukesManango, @RobboWil76, @SeanStokie and everyone else that liked the throwback picture with Mark Stein, here is Dave Regis in the new 18/19 home shirt!#SCFC 🔴⚪️ pic.twitter.com/lnywFJyZmQ— Stoke City FC (@stokecity) May 29, 2018You know what you’re getting with the Potters – red and white stripes. That’s good enough but never going to win any awards. #TheFabricof86 returns tomorrow… 🔴⚪️👉 https://t.co/zuJ2NBqjyv #UTB pic.twitter.com/EbbwnRjVkM— Middlesbrough FC (@Boro) June 14, 2018Like Nottingham Forest, Boro have got a two-tone red shirt but Hummel have done themselves proud with the collar and sleeves. An 80s inspired doozy. Introducing our 2018/19 home kit 💙#AlbionFamily pic.twitter.com/zEXjla4LjF— West Bromwich Albion (@WBA) July 2, 2018A nice retro vibe has been pulled off well here by Puma but the sponsor is a little below par. New skipper appointed 👊#PartOfThePride #AVFC pic.twitter.com/FLEVA7ymLI— Aston Villa FC (@AVFCOfficial) August 3, 2018This kit, designed by Luke 1977 (founded by a Villa fan) in collaboration with Fanatics, is a real treat. It’s extremely stylish and suits both players and fans.last_img read more

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MYSTERY WOMEN WHOSE BLOOD WAS FOUND IN FLAT COULD HOLD KEY TO ARLENE’S DISAPPEARANCE

first_imgTwo mystery women who lived in a flat in Strabane may hold the key to who murdered Arlene Arkinson.Arlene Arkinson15-year-old Arlene was last seen in the early hours of 14 August 1994. She disappeared after a night out in Bundoran.In 2012, a derelict flat at Main Street in Castlederg was searched after new information became available to investigators. The officer now leading the investigation, Detective Superintendent Karen Baxter, today disclosed that specimens of blood belonging to two women were found during the 2012 search.D/Superintendent Baxter said: “These blood specimens belong to two different women. Tests have confirmed they are not from Arlene. But neither specimen has registered on the national DNA database.“On the 20th anniversary of Arlene’s disappearance, I would ask that any woman who was in this flat, at 49a Main Street which has since been demolished, at any time to make contact with police. They have a story to tell and we want to hear it. Their assistance could be beneficial to the investigation.”Officers will be conducting a number of land searches in various parts of Tyrone and other locations over the coming months. In line with previous searches over the past number of years, this activity is designed to advance the ongoing police objectives of recovering Arlene’s remains and to progress the investigation.The searches will be carried out by a small team assisted by dog handlers and body recovery dogs. Like previous searches, these will be conducted on a planned roll-out, depending on weather conditions, availability of resources and operational commitments.D/Superintendent Baxter said: “This investigation will continue. It will be progressed as far as we can take it. Indeed, I can confirm that our enquiries have involved detectives interviewing a man in England.“While we acknowledge the pain this causes to Arlene’s family, police alone cannot solve this case or find Arlene. It is only with the help of the public that the person responsible will be brought to justice and the Arkinson family will find any degree of comfort.“Arlene’s family is being kept informed of these developments. We understand as much as we can their continuing grief and frustration. We will continue to do our utmost to bring this to a conclusion within an extremely complex investigative environment and diminishing opportunities. We would ask anyone with information to come forward.” The special incident room number to call is 028 7137 9783.MYSTERY WOMEN WHOSE BLOOD WAS FOUND IN FLAT COULD HOLD KEY TO ARLENE’S DISAPPEARANCE was last modified: August 14th, 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:Arlene Arkinsonbundorandisappearancedonegallast_img read more

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La Liga: Madrid derby headlines match-day 7

first_img Tags: Atletico MadridbarcelonaGetafereal madridSpanish La Liga Villarreal vs Real BetisEstadio de la Ceramica, VillarrealFriday, 27-09-2019 @10pmThings have finally started to look up for Villarreal who have gone from being winless in their opening two games to recording back to back wins in their most recent matchups.The hosts took down Valladolid with a 2-0 scoreline in their last home clash, prior to which they thrashed Leganes with three unanswered goals to their name.Real Betis have tasted success not more than once in their previous five games in the La Liga. The visitors have salvaged just two points from a maximum six in their last two clashes and have been far from convincing in pulling off a win.Furthermore, the away side are yet to pick up a win on the road. With home advantage out of the equation this week, a third defeat is certainly looming large for Betis.Three of the last five games have seen Villarreal come out on top. Their previous encounter here ended in a 2-1 defeat for Real Betis. Only one of their past ten fixtures here have ended in a stalemate. Both teams have got their names on the scoresheet together in their last four clashes.Athletic Bilbao vs ValenciaEstadio San Mames Barria, BilbaoSaturday, 28-09-2019 @2pmValencia face a trip up north to Bilbao where they’ll be hosted by a high-flying Athletic Club side at San Mamés. Can Los Ches get back to their winning ways?Athletic have got their season off to flying start after pleasantly surprising everyone by fighting for 1st place in the opening weeks of the league. Los Leones lost some ground at the top of the table following their 1-1 draw midweek with Leganés.After a goalless first half, Raúl García finally opened the scoring with half an hour to go as the Pamplona native booted the ball into the roof of the net through a penalty and claiming his 4th goal of the campaign. However, Bilbao would lose their lead and things were brought level a mere 2 minutes later as Óscar Rodríguez scored an excellent free-kick just outside the box to essentially deny Los Leones all 3 points.Valencia also saw out a draw on Wednesday with Getafe, although their game was much more goal-filled than Bilbao’s. Jaime Mata scored a 1st-minute goal at Mestalla to give the visitors the lead and inserting even more dread into the valencianistas’ minds.However, half an hour later the home side put their fans at ease as they scored a trio of goals within 9 minutes. Valencia then took control of the game but as the minutes passed by, Getafe grew in confidence and eventually pulled one back in the 66th minute and then an equaliser 3 minutes later. Despite the sides’ best efforts, it ended 3-3.All in all, it wasn’t such a bad result for Los Ches, especially given that the club has had a turbulent few days with the departure of Marcelino and the arrival of Celades, as tensions grow between the fans and the board.Athletic will be disappointed to not have continued their winning streak during the week, but they remain undefeated this season and their opening day winning over Barcelona will have given the squad a huge boost in confidence. San Mamés has always been an absolute fortress and it’s impossibly difficult for a visiting side to win here, hence Bilbao’s tremendous home form that has seen them win their last 5 games at home and are undefeated there since the start of January.Getafe vs BarcelonaColiseum Alfonso PerezSaturday, 28-09-2019 @5pmBy their lofty standards, it’s been a slightly shaky start to the season for defending La Liga champions Barcelona. The absence of Lionel Messi in their first five games has certainly been a contributor & their star man made a welcome return to the side in their 2-1 win over Villarreal in midweek. Messi however, suffered another injury in that game and he was replaced at the start of the second half, throwing into question whether he’ll be available on Saturday.The victory over the Yellow Submarine on Tuesday could have easily been a different story too. Although Barcelona missed a few good chances of their own, Villarreal were arguably unlucky not to get something out of the game after some poor finishing let them down. It was another reminder that Barcelona are yet to fully click into gear so far this term.The Catalan giants have struggled on their travels so far this season too, they’re yet to win, and they’ve only scored two goals away from home in four matches.They face a Getafe side who were the fifth best home side in the division last campaign and they only conceded 13 goals at the Coliseum Alfonso Pérez stadium. They’ve started this season in solid fashion also and are now unbeaten in their last six matches.The hosts made a winning return to the Europa League last week by beating Trabzonspor 1-0 and they showed no signs of fatigue when getting the better of Mallorca, winning 4-2. They played out a 3-3 thriller with Valencia on Wednesday so they’re having no issues in front of goal.The last two meetings between the pair have gone Barcelona’s way but Getafe did manage a 0-0 draw at the Nou Camp prior to that in 2018. With Getafe’s solid home record over the last year or so, the value looks to be with backing them on the Double Chance market (Getafe or Draw).The question mark over Messi’s participation, or whether he’ll even be fully fit if he does feature after his injury problems so far this season, enhances the possibility of Getafe getting something from the game.Granada vs LeganesEstadio Nuevo los Carmenes, GranadaSaturday, 28-09-2019 @7:30pmIt’s been a strong start to the season for Granada, they’ve managed a very respectable 11 points from their first six games. Leganes had a nightmare start to the campaign having lost their first four, however they have steadied the ship slightly with draws against Valencia and Athletic Bilbao in their last two matches.The home side have won three of their last four which includes a 2-0 victory over reigning champions Barcelona, and all three of those victories were to nil. Last season saw them concede only 28 goals in La Liga 2 which was the fewest of the whole league.That sturdy defence has clearly followed them into the top division too and considering Leganes have only scored three goals so far this season, another clean sheet could be on the horizon for the hosts.Granada picked up 13 wins from 21 at home in the league last season and they only lost twice, they were beat by Sevilla in their first game at home back in the top division, but only narrowly by one goal to nil. The victory over Barcelona though will give them plenty of confidence that they can pick up a good deal of points this season on their own patch and with Leganes sitting at the bottom of the table, this looks like a great opportunity to gain all three on offer.The away side generally struggled on their travels last season, they lost 11 of their 19 games and only scored 18 goals in the process.Picking up two points in their last two games against tricky opponents will give them a boost, however they have failed to find the net in four of their seven games in all competitions this season. They may have turned a slight corner after breaking the run of defeats, but Granada certainly look the more solid side.Visiting a Granada side who have scored 12 goals already this season and are strong at home, this looks a tough assignment for a Leganes team who are likely to be involved in a relegation scrap at the end of the season.Atletico Madrid vs Real MadridEstadio Wanda Metropolitano, MadridSaturday, 28-09-2019 @10pmLeague leaders Real Madrid will visit bitter city rivals Atlético Madrid on Saturday as Los Blancos aim to extend their one-point lead at the top of the table. Can Atleti stop and overtake them?Atlético Madrid will host Real Madrid on Saturday night at the Wanda Metropolitano stadium as Los Colchoneros look to build on their most recent result- their 2-0 win over Mallorca on Wednesday. Cholo Simeone’s side was, as always, solid at the back and opened the scoring through Diego Costa in the 26th minute after the striker headed home an easy cross.Atleti kept pushing for a 2nd goal for the rest of the half but found no luck in their end product. Mallorca gave the Madrid outfit a scare early on in the latter 45 minutes before João Félix’s deflected shot ended up in the back of the net to seal his sides’ win with just under 30 minutes to go.Despite not giving off the impression that they’re league leaders, Real Madrid currently sits in 1st place after enjoying a positive start to the season.Zidane’s men face a tough away trip to a high-flying Sevilla side last week, and Los Blancos came away with a narrow- but deserved- 1-0 win, with Karim Benzema’s goal 25 minutes from time separating the sides. The 13-time European champions then hosted a stubborn Osasuna side at the Santiago Bernaubéu, cruising past the Navarre side 2-0. Vinicius shone once again as the Brazilian teenager’s deflected shot opened the scoring 10 minutes from half-time. Debutant Rodrygo doubled Real’s lead with 15 minutes left, proving that the money the club paid for him is, so far, worth it.With Barcelona struggling to find their feet so far in the league, this game is huge for both sides as it gives them a chance to pull away from the teams below them. Atlei’s home record has been near-perfect, as Simeone’s side has won 10 of their last 13 games at the Wanda Metropolitano. Funnily enough, it was Real Madrid who handed them their most recent defeat at their venue back in February.Atleti have also kept a clean sheet in 8 of those 13 games, proving once again that they’re defensively solid. Zidane’s men also face their first tough task of the league campaign and it didn’t end too well when Los Blancos visited and lost 3-0 to PSG in their opening game of the Champions League. Real rarely fail to score away from home, regardless of the outcome and doing so in 7 of their last 8 away matches.Espanyol vs Real ValladolidRCDE Stadium, BarcelonaSunday, 29-09-2019 @1pmDetails to followEibar vs Celta VigoEstadio Municipal de Ipurua, EibarSunday, 29-09-2019 @3pmDetails to followDeportivo Alaves vs MallorcaEstadio de Mendizorozza, Vitoria-GastiezSunday, 29-09-2019 @5pmDetails to follow  Levante vs OsasunaEstadio Cuidad de Valencia, ValenciaSunday, 29-09-2019 @7:30pmBoth sides head into the game having picked up 7 points from their first six games. All of Levante’s points have come from their home games, and their unbeaten home league run stretching back into last season, now stands at nine. Will the away side be able to end that run?Osasuna were promoted to the top division as champions and they’ll probably be happy with the fact that they’ve lost just once to begin the campaign, that being a 2-0 defeat at the hands of Real Madrid on Wednesday. Their next three games are tricky fixtures so they’ll be hoping they can leave the Estadi Ciutat de València with something.The stats point towards this lacking goals. 5 of the last 6 meetings between the pair have seen under 2.5 goals and so this is our main selection for the game.All but one of Osasuna’s six league games this season have seen under 2.5 goals also, that includes all three of their away games.After two defeats away from home and a 0-0 draw with Eibar, Levante remain winless in September in the league, the same of which can be said for Osasuna.Following their 3-1 defeat away at Real Betis midweek though, Levante will be happy to be back at home where they can be a tough nut to crack. 7 points from three home games so far this season is a good return and it’s tough to see the visitors breaking that unbeaten home league run they’re currently on.Osasuna went unbeaten at home last season and they picked up 59 points, but on their travels they managed just 28 points.Their compact 4-4-2 means they probably won’t be getting hit with too many thrashings this season, but especially away from home, the plan is likely to remain as playing on the counter and trying to nick something. That generally results in cagey games, and given the history of results between the pair, this could be one to lack much excitement in the goals department.Sevilla vs Real SociedadEstadio Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan, SevilleSunday, 29-09-2019 @10pmDetails to follow  Comments last_img read more

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Champions Travel kick off exciting 6 Nations trips – with match tickets!

first_imgDonegal-based events and travel company Champions Travel are delighted to be offering 6 Nations and Liverpool Bus Trips from Donegal this year, with fantastic accommodation offers and match tickets.6 Nation packages will include return luxury coach travel from Letterkenny, breakfast, dinner in the Four Seasons Hotel, Monaghan and that all-important match ticket!Check out the offers available to book now:  Ireland v Italy 10th FebruaryPackage 1 €149pp (includes category 3 match ticket)Package 2 €169pp (includes category 2 match ticket) Ireland v Wales 24th FebruaryPackage 1 €219pp (includes category 3 match ticket)Package 2 €235pp (includes category 2 match ticket)Ireland v Scotland 10th MarchPackage 1 €199pp (includes category 3 match ticket)Package 2 €225pp (includes category 2 match ticket) Liverpool Trips Liverpool Bus Trip packages include; Match Ticket, Hospitality before the game and luxury Return Coach & Ferry!Liverpool v Newcastle €219pp (3rd March)Liverpool v Bournemouth €199pp (15th April) *Easy Payment Scheme Available*Book Now by calling 0749123882 or call into Champions Travel in the Port Road in Letterkenny today!Champions Travel kick off exciting 6 Nations trips – with match tickets! was last modified: January 9th, 2018 by Staff WriterShare 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:6 nationsChampions TraveleventsLiverpoolTraveltripslast_img read more

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