FIDE Candidate Master Malaku Lorne defeated FIDE Master (FM) Warren Elliott in a two-game blitz chess play-off match – 1.5-05 – to win the Millionaire Chess Qualifier on Sunday at the Jamaica Olympic Association head office.Lorne went into the final round as the sole leader with 4.5 points from five games, only a half-point ahead of tournament favourite and current national champion Elliott.In the final round, Elliott faced veteran Eton Chin, who he dispatched fairly easily to end on five points. Lorne, however, had to endure a close battle with another veteran, National Master Geoffrey Byfield, before earning a draw.Lorne and Elliott, therefore, ended regulation play tied on five points each and had to contend a two-game play-off to determine the winner of the tournament.RELATIVELYEASYVICTORYIn the end, Lorne registered a relatively easy 1.5-0.5 victory to win the play-off match and qualifier, plus free entry worth US$1,500 to the Millionaire Chess Open, scheduled to take place from October 8-11, 2015, at the Planet Hollywood Resort and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada, United States.Lorne’s airfare and accommodation in Las Vegas will also be covered as part of his prize for winning the Qualifier.The Qualifier was sponsored by the Millionaire Chess Open, the Kasparov Chess Foundation, the Jamaica Olympic Association and Chrystar Villas hotel.
FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The Senior Girls and Senior Boys volleyball teams from Alwin Holland Elementary both placed first at this past weekend’s district championship tournament.Coached by Darren Platzer and Kathy MacDonald, the girls squad featured outstanding performances from: Grace Adam, Hailey Dutchak, Paige McPherson, Laura Ross, Hannah Magyar, Danika Haynes, Brooklyn McCoy, Alyssa Gray, Sara Bianchi, Denae Kitzul, and Kaiya Jackson during the season. The team went undefeated in regular league play during the past two months this season. The Alwin Holland Girls volleyball team in action. Photo by Shawna Hartman The Alwin Holland Girls volleyball team in action. Photo by Shawna Hartman The Alwin Holland Girls volleyball team in action. Photo by Shawna Hartman – Advertisement -In the double knockout draw, the Alwin Holland girls defeated teams from Baldonnel, Taylor, and Robert Ogilvie Elementary Schools. In the final, the girls faced Taylor for the second time. The first match was a close game, but Alwin Holland got the win 25-23. Game two was still close, though not as close; Alwin Holland won 25-20 in two straight games.The boys team of Finley Gibb, Mitchell McNiven, Matthew Mitchell, Ethan Semeniuk, Jordan Condon-Henyu, Logan Furber-Lennox, Zachary Brownlee, Reid Arberry, and Caden Brown also went undefeated in league play this fall.The Alwin Holland Senior Boys volleyball team in action. Photo by Shawna HartmanCoached by Hunter Mackay, they knocked out the CM Finch, Christian Life, and Bert Ambrose teams in the double-elimination draw. It was another close first final game, this one pitting Holland against CM Finch for the second time. The score of Game 1 was 25-19. Holland won Game 2 by the score of 25-13 to be crowned district champs.Advertisement
Tim Sherwood 1 Tim Sherwood says he has never seen an injury crisis like the one facing him at Aston Villa at the moment.The Midlanders host QPR on Tuesday knowing defeat would see the visitors leapfrog them and plunge Villa into the Premier League’s relegation zone.And Sherwood will have to cope without a string of first-team players.Alan Hutton, Ashley Westwood and Scott Sinclair are out, while Tom Cleverley, Aly Cissokho and Kieran Richardson are major doubts. Philippe Senderos is unlikely to feature, while Libor Kozak continues to recover from his broken leg.And Sherwood admits some players may have to play through the pain barrier in Villa’s survival fight.He said: “I’ve never seen an injury crisis like it. I never thought I’d be one of those managers who moans about injuries but I have to.“You get one back and lose another two. They’re not trivial injuries, they’re always two, three, four weeks. It’s okay in September but not now. That’s pretty much writing off the season.“It’s something you have to get on with and hopefully there’s light at the end of the tunnel.“It’s a case of seeing who can come in. A few are back from injury, medically, but physically, it’s a need-must situation. Some of them will be risked.”
Rangers manager Mark Warburton 1 Rangers manager Mark Warburton has stressed that he will “absolutely” not be the next manager of Fulham.The Cottagers are still searching for a replacement for Kit Symons, who was sacked at the beginning of November.Recent reports had claimed Rangers were made aware of Fulham’s interest and that they will offer Warburton an improved package as an incentive to stay at the Scottish Championship leaders.But Warburton took to his Twitter account on Wednesday to reassure Light Blues fans, saying amid a series of tweets: “I am going nowhere and no club has approached me.”He followed that up with a statement during a press conference on Thursday, ahead of his side’s trip to face Raith Rovers at the weekend.When asked if he could categorically say he would not be the next manager of Fulham, the 53-year-old replied: “Absolutely.“Please hear my words. It is very disrespectful to me, the club, the supporters and this case, Fulham. So categorically, absolutely, that is the case.“I am the Rangers manager. I made it very clear last week, Saturday and Tuesday and last night I was forced into saying once again that I am absolutely committed to Rangers.”Warburton, who also denied being offered extra incentives to stay at Rangers, such as an increased transfer budget for January, insists all the recent talk linking him to the English Championship club has not been a distraction as he tries to keep his side at the top of the table.The former Brentford boss said: “Not at all. It’s a great group of players, absolutely committed as you saw on Tuesday night [a 4-0 home win over Dumbarton].“We prepared well, the pitch was heavy and our squad is fairly thin. We are looking forward to Raith.”
TODAY: A New Year’s Day Mass will be celebrated in English at 8 a.m. and 10 a.m., with a bilingual service at 12:30 p.m., Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels, 555 W. Temple St., Los Angeles. A New Year’s Resolution Festival, featuring a 10,000-steps walk, soft sand run, polar bear swim, demonstrations and booths will begin 9 a.m., Santa Monica Pier. The four phases of the Ice Age will be shown, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Page Museum at the LaBrea Tar Pits, 5801 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles. (323) 934-7243. Leimert Park will host a Kwanzaa festival, 10 a.m.-7 p.m., 4330 Degnan Blvd., Leimert Village, Los Angeles. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECoach Doc Rivers a “fan” from way back of Jazz’s Jordan Clarkson Links between society’s growth and decline of civilizations will be discussed 10 a.m.-5 p.m., at the Museum of Natural History, 900 Exposition Blvd., Los Angeles. Tickets $9. Call (213) 763-3466. Kidspace Museum will host a Winter Wonderland festival, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., 480 N. Arroyo Blvd., Pasadena. Free with admission. Tickets $8. Call (626) 449-9144. An outdoor art workshop will be held, 11 a.m.-3 p.m., at the Getty Center, 1200 Getty Center Drive., Los Angeles. Free with museum admission. Call (310) 440-7300. Ancient Near East archaelogical artifacts will be featured, 1:30-3:30 p.m., at the Skirball Center, 2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd., Los Angeles. Free with museum admission. Call (310) 440-4500. The Pantages Theatre will present a live, on-stage musical of the Irving Berlin classic “White Christmas,” 1 p.m., 6233 Hollywood Blvd., Hollywood. (323) 468-1770. Tickets $25-$87. Call (323) 468-1770 or visit www:broadwayla.org/. Hollywood’s golden age of movie-making is relived, 2-3:30 p.m., Egyptian Theatre, 6712 Hollywood Blvd., Hollywood. Tickets $7. Call (323) 466-FILM (3456). An ongoing performance of the children’s comedy “Giggle, Gaggle” will begin 2 p.m., Joy Theatre, 5233 Lankershim Blvd., North Hollywood. Call (818) 505-9355. A performance of the teenage comedy “Detention Span” will be held, 5-6 p.m., Joy Theatre, 5233 Lankershim Blvd., North Hollywood. (818) 505-9355. Tickets $8. Mail Datebook entries – including time, date, location and a phone number – to Daily News City Desk, P.O. Box 4200, Woodland Hills, CA 91365; fax (818) 713-0058; e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
Courtois has been a regular in the Chelsea first team since 2014 2 Thibaut Courtois has once again cast doubt on his Chelsea future by hinting his future may lie away from Stamford Bridge.The 26-year-old Belgium international has been linked with a return to Spain where he lived between 2011 and 2014 when on loan at Atletico Madrid, though it is the club’s rivals, Real, said to be eyeing him up. “I don’t only like Madrid, I also like London and they are two great cities,” he said after his country booked their place in the quarter-finals by beating Japan 3-2.“The difference is that my kids are in Madrid, and they have seen the game and they see their father and they want him to be close.“That is not to say I’m going back, but for me my kids are very important and I will do something to see them more.” Courtois’ contract expires in 2019, but a decision won’t be made until the World Cup is over for him.“I’m not going to talk about that now. I just said that I’ll see everything after the World Cup,” he added.“The most important thing is my children and I’ll decide what’s best for me in everything.”It is not the first time the goalkeeper has mentioned his children in relation to where his future lies and how he wants to see them grow up.“My kids are the most important for me. I haven’t seen them a lot in the last 18 months. Facetime is nice, but seeing them grow up is something different. My kids will play an important role in my decision,” he said recently. Courtois is currently playing for Belgium at the 2018 World Cup 2
(report from Naomh Ultan) Naomh Ultan 3-7 Kilcar 3-6In yet another nail biting affair the boys and girls prevailed when all looked as if it was lost. They trailed at half time on a score line of 1-3 to 1-4 with the immense Kyle Breslin getting all of our scores bar one which came from the ever present Jason Dobbyn.In the second half Kyle Breslin netted again as did Jonathan Bach both finishing with style, but this still left them trailing. Dylan Henry kicked a free and then star man Jason Dobbyn kicked three on the go, firstly a 45, secondly a score from play to level matters and lastly in the dying seconds of the fixture, in similar fashion to Towney just over a week ago, but to the shear delight of the support, players and management, this kick was to win it! Congratulations to all involved, the boys and girls who have trained hard and played even harder throughout the season, to the management team of Colm Shovlin and Dermot Alvey accompanied by their numerous mentors and lastly to all who came to show their support on a wonderful evening in Pairc Naomh Ultan. This adds furthermore to what has been a great year of underage football in the club!Pictured is team captain Seanie O’Shea with the cup, his management team of Colm Shovlin and Dermot Alvey as well as his younger brother Aaron O’Shea who was also part of the team. Comhghairdeas le gach duine!GAA NEWS: NAOMH ULTAN PIP KILCAR IN CHAMPIONSHIP FINAL was last modified: August 7th, 2013 by John2Share 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:GAA NEWS: NAOMH ULTAN PIP KILCAR IN CHAMPIONSHIP FINAL
Champagne flowed at National Lottery offices today as the Co. Donegal syndicate from Carrick collected Ireland’s latest multi million Euro Lotto prize.The happy group, who wish to remain anonymous, hit the jackpot on Saturday night and together will share over €2.9 million.“We can’t believe our luck,” said one of the syndicate members. “We must’ve checked the ticket a thousand times. We were sure we’d missed a number or something but now that we’re sitting here in National Lottery offices, it’s starting to feel real.” The group have been playing Lotto for a number of years.They haven’t made any plans for the windfall just yet but are looking forward to thinking about all the nice things they can now buy.They picked their own numbers and bought their €8 ticket in John Quinns, Carrick, Co. Donegal. It’s the first time the store has sold a National Lottery top prize winning ticket.This is the 84th Lotto jackpot win for Co. Donegal. Jackpot winners from the county have taken home over €26.1 million in winnings. DONEGAL LOTTO SYNDICATE COLLECT THEIR €2.9M CASH was last modified: September 19th, 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)
Pope Benedict XVI attended a Vatican screening Thursday of a television miniseries on the life of Pope John Paul II – giving equal billing to the latest biopic on his predecessor after watching a rival production six months ago. Benedict said “Pope John Paul II,” which CBS will broadcast Dec. 4 and Dec. 7, provided an important service in spreading the message about the life and works of the late pope. “I believe this film constitutes the latest example of the love that the people had for Pope Wojtyla and their desire to remember him, to see him again and to feel him close,” he said, referring to his predecessor by his Polish surname, in remarks to the audience at the end of the film. Oscar-winning actor Jon Voight, who plays John Paul after his Oct. 16, 1978, election as pontiff, attended the screening. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week Voight said the movie gave him the opportunity to bring to the screen John Paul’s complex nature. John Paul was “gifted in many, many arenas,” Voight told The Associated Press after the screening. “It was wonderful to understand enough about those areas to be able to put a focus on them – protecting his sense of humor, protecting his emotional presence, his toughness,” Voight said. Benedict watched an Italian-language version of the film. The movie opens with John Paul being shot and seriously wounded May 13, 1981, while riding through the crowds during a general audience, and closes with a scene of crowds at his funeral April 8 in the same square. CBS said Vatican historians had provided “script consultation,” and its crews had obtained exclusive footage of St. Peter’s Square, the Sistine Chapel and surrounding areas of the Vatican. In May, Benedict watched a Vatican screening of the miniseries “Karol, A Man Who Became Pope,” which was shown in the United States on the Hallmark Channel. He praised that film, which included scenes of Nazi persecution of Poles and Jews, and denounced the barbarity of World War II, which both he and John Paul lived through. That film began in September 1939, when World War II broke out with the Nazi invasion of Poland and the future pope was a university student in Krakow, Poland. It ended with his election as pontiff. The CBS production portrays both the young Karol Wojtyla and the pope, taking the viewer through his 26-year pontificate, including his world travels. Cary Elwes (“Saw,” “The Princess Bride”) plays Wojtyla when young. CBS trimmed the first installment of the miniseries for the Vatican screening, bringing the four-hour film down to 90 minutes. Several movies about John Paul have come into production after his April 2 death. A few weeks ago, dozens of Italian extras were on the edge of St. Peter’s Square, re-enacting the scene of the 1981 attempt on the pope’s life for the latest production. Applause broke out Thursday evening when the actor portraying German Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger appeared on screen. Ratzinger was elected pope and chose the name Benedict XVI.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
Ballybofey Utd has found a new home after they struck a deal with the Butt Hall Trust.Ballybofey United Under-16 teamBoth parties had been embroiled in a tense legal battle over the ground at the High Court.The Butt Hall Trust had decided to sell the land for development by supermarket giant ALDI but Ballybofey claimed they had rights to the ground. Now a deal has been done after the Butt Hall Trust agreed to sell a 3.4 acre site beside the local tennis club for €25,000.A spokesman for the football club said they had up to nine teams playing at the club and they were confident the future was now bright as a result of the deal.DONEGAL FOOTBALL CLUB SAVED AS DEAL DONE ON GROUND was last modified: February 7th, 2014 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:ALDIBallybofey UtdButt Hall TrustdealdonegalHIGH COURT