A look at some of the key dates in the career of FIFA President Sepp Blatter:1936 – Born in Visp, Switzerland.1948-1971 – Player in Swiss amateur league.1956 – Becomes member of Swiss Association of Sportswriters.1959-1964 – Public relations official for tourism in the canton of Valais.1964-1966 – Secretary general, Swiss Ice Hockey Federation.1968-1975 – Director at watch company Longines S.A.1975-1981 – FIFA technical director.1981-1998 – FIFA general secretary.1998 – Elected FIFA president.2002 – Blatter accused of financial mismanagement by FIFA executive committee members. Criminal complaint filed against Blatter with Swiss prosecutors comes to nothing after Blatter is re-elected by beating Issa Hayatou of Cameroon in a vote.2007 – Re-elected unopposed.2011 – Re-elected unopposed after challenger Mohamed bin Hammam, a former ally, withdrew before being suspended by FIFA over bribery allegations.May 29, 2015 – Re-elected for fifth term by beating Prince Ali bin al-Hussein after reneging on pledge not to stand again.June 2 – Announces resignation plans as pressure mounts over escalating criminal investigations.July 20 – Exit date set for February 26 when the presidential election is due to be held.July 24 – Uses in-house FIFA magazine to say the governing body will support US and Swiss investigations “no matter how close to home those investigations get.”July 25 – Interrogated by Swiss federal police over alleged criminal use of FIFA money as office is searched and data is seized.
0Shares0000Saddam Juma is joined by teammates in celebrating his goal against Burundi in the CECAFA Senior Challenge Cup third place play off at the Kenyatta Stadium in Machakos on December 17, 2017. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluMACHAKOS, Kenya, Dec 17- Saddam Juma’s sumptuous second half brace saw defending champions Uganda Cranes come from behind to beat Burundi 2-1 at the Kenyatta Stadium on Sunday afternoon to claim the CECAFA Senior Challenge Cup bronze.Uganda goalkeeper Benjamin Ochan’s butter fingers had given Burundi the lead in the first half, but a sublime volley and a well taken freekick by Juma in the second half handed the Cranes a consolation prize for their efforts. Uganda continued to press and in the 67th minute, Milton karisa who had just come on as a second half substitute came close with a flicking header unmarked from inside the box after Nsibambi cited his run into the box.They finally got the goal five minute later when Shabaan took on the responsibility after being fouled at the edge of the box, curling a wonderful freekick over the wall and leaving the Burundi keeper dazed.They should have had more goals through Allan Katterega and Karisa, bit they were thwarted.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) Burundi broke the deadlock in the 23rd minute, Ochan spilling Pierre Kwizera’s curling freekick from the right when he seemed to have had a good grip of the ball.It had been a balanced start to the match, each team trying to open up for an attacking opportunity, but Kwizera’s freekick was the first shot on target in the game.Burundi should have doubled their lead on the half hour mark when Shabaan Ahmed’s dipping cross from the left was met by Laudit Mavugo at the far post, but the Tanzanian based striker headed wide.Burundi’s Ndikumana takes on Uganda’s Nelson Ssekantuka. PHOTO/Raymond MakhayaThree minutes to half time, Abdul Razak Fiston took on a daunting run on the left, evading his markers to break through to the edge of the box before releasing a shot from the outside of his foot which bounced against the crossbar.In the second half Uganda came back with more purpose and they needed just four minutes to get back on level terms.Shabaan volleyed the ball home from the edge of the six yard box after tournament top scorer Derrick Nsibambi nodded the ball down for him from a Geoffrey Madoi cross from the left.In the 55th minute, Nsibambi should have had his fifth goal of the tournament but his effort from a tight angle after beating the keeper trickled across the face of goal.
160Want 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 MOREGift Box shows no rust in San Antonio Stakes win at Santa Anita USC plays at UCLA on Wednesday. – Matthew Kredell USC point guard Ryan Francis bruised his knee while bumping into a teammate at practice Monday and will undergo an X-ray today as a precaution. Francis, a freshman, is fourth in the Pac-10 with 33 steals and second in assist-to-turnover ratio. Listed as day-to-day, he walked with a slight limp off the practice court.
The launch of the 3rd annual Letterkenny Trad Week, which takes place from January 20th to 30th, 2017, was held at An Grianán Theatre yesterday.The event goes from strength to strength each year and the 2017 festival has an expanded programme featuring five great concerts, music workshops and artists-in-residence The Rheingans Sisters from England.A brilliant series of folk and traditional music concerts includes performances by some of the world’s leading musicians including: Billy Bragg and Martin & Eliza Carthy from England, Julie Fowlis and Kris Drever from Scotland, Na Mooneys, Lynched and No Crows from Ireland and Joe Henry and Special Consensus from America. All concerts start at 8pm and tickets can be booked at An Grianán Theatre on 00353 74 9120777, or online at www.angrianan.comTickets for RCC concerts are priced €12 / €10 concessions, Martin & Eliza Carthy is €20 and Billy Bragg & Joe Henry is €25. Trad Week not only sorts out any January blues you might have but with a special Pre-Christmas Early Bird Offer, of all 5 concerts for €60 only, it also provides a great option for Christmas presents (offer ends December 23rd).Letterkenny Trad Week is organized by Donegal County Council Regional Cultural Centre and An Grianán Theatre, in association with Earagail Arts Festival, Donegal Music Education Partnership, Music Network and media partner Donegal News.Regional Cultural Centre Concerts Letterkenny Trad Week kicks off with three concerts at RCC Letterkenny.There’s a blistering double-bill with classic US Grammy nominated Bluegrass band Special Consensus and the first Letterkenny visit by Sligo’s dynamic folk orchestra No Crows on Friday January 20th.Leading Scottish outfit Lau’s frontman Kris Drever teams up with the exquisite Hebridean singer Julie Fowlis and two of Ireland’s leading traditional musicians Aoife Ní Bhriain (fiddle) and Padraig Rynne (concertina) as part of a Music Network organised Irish Tour on Sunday 22nd.There is another incredible double-bill on Friday 27th with leading Donegal traditional music family group Na Mooneys, featuring sisters Mairéad and Anna Ní Mhaonaigh, their brother Gearóid and his son Ciarán, and the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards winning Rheingans Sisters from Sheffield.An Grianán Theatre Concerts The final two Letterkenny Trad Week concerts take place in the wonderful surroundings of An Grianán Theatre.The ‘A Family Affair, Gala Concert’ on Saturday January 28th features an amazing line-up of Martin & Eliza Carthy, Lynched, Rheingans Sisters and young local musicians Coirm.Martin Carthy ‘the greatest English folk song performer of them all’ (Q Magazine) and his twice Mercury nominated daughter Eliza, will be joined by brothers Lynched ‘the most convincing folk band to come out of Ireland in years’ (The Guardian), 2016 BBC Radio 2 Folk Award Winners (Best Original Track) and Folk Award Nominees (Best Newcomer), the Rheingans Sisters and Coirm, the wonderful young ensemble from Letterkenny’s Ceol na Coille traditional music school.The final concert on Monday 30th features Billy Bragg & Joe Henry. In March this year Bragg and Henry, boarded a Los Angeles-bound train looking to reconnect with music inspired by the railroad. On this ‘Shine A Light’ tour, they’ll be playing songs from that journey, along with favourites from their own considerable back catalogues.Launch of Letterkenny Trad Week 2017 hits the right note was last modified: December 13th, 2016 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:donegallaunchLetterkenny Trad Week
St. Eunan’s captured the Under 14 title after defeating Naomh Conaill in the County League final in Ballybofey last night.The Letterkenny lads were on top throughout and ran out convincing winners in the end on a scoreline of 1-20 to 0-3. EUNAN’S ARE CROWNED UNDER 14 CHAMPS was last modified: July 26th, 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:St EunansUNDER 14 CHAMPIONSHIP
Olivier Giroud confirms N’Golo Kante is the nicest man in football With Jack Wilshere barely out of the door, Arsenal fans have got their sights on a new midfield hero.Aleksandr Golovin has been one of the stars of World Cup in Russia, his homeland, with two assists and a goal to his name in two Group A matches. Golovin doing more in a World Cup than Steven Gerrard has in his entire career.— Trust the Process (@KozielloEN) June 19, 2018 can @UnaiEmery_ sign Golovin already. he’s the real deal #RUSEGY #AFC— Akanimo Hanson (@Hanzzz25) June 19, 2018 Pure class Golovin has been showcasing his skills at the World Cup and fans are loving what they’re seeing. Shy guy talkSPORT will be with listeners all day and all night at this year’s 2018 FIFA World Cup™ with over 800 hours of World Cup content and all 64 games live across the talkSPORT network. Arsenal going in for Golovin as a Wilshere replacement…the Unai movement is in full swing #AFC pic.twitter.com/gNnNgQnDqA— noah richman (@noahrichman89) June 17, 2018 You’re the one 2 Wilshere gone, get Golovin in as a replacement #AFC— Working on it (@TekkersDavis) June 19, 2018 Why does Luis Suarez kiss his wrist when he celebrates a goal? ‘It could have been me’ – Allardyce admits World Cup was tough to watch Learn the words for England’s catchy Gareth Southgate song Aleksandr Golovin in action for Russia against Egypt at World Cup 2018. We need Golovin 😭😭😭 #afc— Arsène Wenger (@youdundoe) June 19, 2018 Good times A reminder to Liverpool fans about the very comical threat Neymar offers LU BEAUTY The Gunners were linked with a move for the 22-year-old, who is also reportedly being targeted by Juventus, Chelsea, and Manchester United.And with Wilshere’s exit on a free transfer this summer confirmed, the club’s fans watched him in Russia’s 3-1 win over Egypt and once again demanded a deal be sewn up by Arsenal officials.You can see what they have been saying on Twitter below. Watch every goal England scored at the 2018 World Cup Paul Pogba buys France World Cup winners specially designed rings misery Sign him up @Arsenal dont let him goWhat r u waiting for #Golovin #Arsenal #AFC #WorldCup #RUSEGY— Nithin N (@Fabinthin04) June 19, 2018 Southgate makes young England fan’s day by replying to his letter NO JOY SUPERSTITION Dele Alli reveals pre-match rituals and lucky charms he has before matches Arsenal star Laurent Koscielny admits he didn’t want France to win World Cup diamond geezer 2 Golovin is available for €25m @Arsenal GET MOVING— ARSENAL INTERACTIVE (@AFCInteractive) June 19, 2018 Latest World Cup news Now that Jack Wilshere has left we definitely need someone like Golovin! I’m thankful to Jack but I must say it just sounds like he didn’t want to fight for his place. #AFC— Marko Tomic (@MarkoTomic1497) June 19, 2018 Fallon d’Floor
The manager of Letterkenny General Hospital has admitted that there are plans to relocate the Gynaecology Ward at the hospital.However, Mr Sean Murphy has insisted that there are no plans to undermine the service.The hospital manager was speaking as anger grows at suggestions of plans to downgrade or move the ward which is used by up to 20 women each day. Campaigners are concerned any tampering with the current unit will see a removal of the ‘female only nurse’ status the unit currently holds.A campaign against the proposed relocation of the service has already received more than 1,000 backers on Facebook.Mr Murphy told Highland Radio “We are actively looking at how we could relocate the gyneacology services to other surgical wards to relive staff to allow us to move into new medical block.”However he added “We are not undermining the gynaecology services but we have to look at the options we are looking at.” He said no decision had been taken in relation to using male nurses at the unit. WE WILL NOT UNDERMINE GYNAECOLOGY SERVICES – LETTERKENNY HOSPITAL MANAGER was last modified: August 20th, 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:GYNAECOLOGY WARDLetterkenny General HospitalSean Murphy
Féile Carraig Arts and Culture 2014 will take place Friday 22nd August until Sunday 24th August and once again all events are completely free.Crowds can look forward to their old favourites such as the tea dance, local artists exhibition, arts and crafts workshops, photography workshop, open mic night, craft stalls, ramblers walk, locals live music on the street, family fun day and of course the carnival parade.For the first time Féile Carraig Arts & Culture will organise their own Carnival Parade which will take place on Sunday 24th August at 6pm on Carrigart Main Street, where anyone willing to dress up and join in can meet at the Carrigart Hotel beer garden at 5.30pm to help them make it a spectacular event. Some new events and venues this year include storytelling with Wayne O’Connor, the use of Doe Castle for the drawing day, trad school; where participants can learn to play the tin whistle, fiddle and accordion, a puppet Show in the Bewglass Centre and the Family Treasure Hunt takes place on Mulroy Estate this year.On Sunday afternoon a Carrigart Church Crawl will take place, this architectural tour offers an opportunity to inspect, savour and compare all three churches and reflect upon some of the original thirteenth and fourteen century buildings in Ireland and England drawn upon for elements of their design.Live music will be on every night in both Logues Bar and the Carrigart Hotel. Please note because of such high demand in previous years, some events require pre-booking this year; all details can be found in the festival programme.For information about any of the upcoming events pick up your programme in local shops, bars and hotels this weekend or visit http://www.facebook.com/FeileCarraigArts To volunteer or for information contact the committee anytime on 085 136 0837.The committee would like to thank all their sponsors and local businesses for their continued support this year and they look forward to meeting you all over the weekend at Féile Carraig Arts & Culture 2014. ALL EVENTS FREE AT FÉILE CARRAIG ARTS & CULTURE FESTIVAL WHICH KICKS OFF THIS WEEKEND was last modified: August 18th, 2014 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:EntertainementFeaturesnews
Donegal soccer star Mark Farren is half-way towards raising the cash he needs for his cancer treatment after just three days.Finn Harps captain Kevin McHugh with Mark Farren at a fundraiser Pic by Joe Boland.The former Derry City striker, who underwent surgery for a third time last month, has been battling a brain tumour for six years and plans to travel to an elite cancer treatment centre in Germany.The treatment will cost approximately €30,000 and an online funding page was set-up on Friday as the League of Ireland community rallies behind the 32-year-old. So far a total of 567 backers have donated more than €18,000 to Mark’s fund.Finn Harps have announced they will make a collection for the popular player during Friday’s clash with Waterford Utd at Finn Park.There will also be bucket collections at all SSE Airtricity League grounds over the next two weeks.Former Finn Harps manager Peter Hutton has urged people to donate what they can and support ‘a lovely young fellow’. “It’s been a fantastic and duly deserved,” Hutton said. ”Mark’s been a stalwart and legend for the club, not just the club, but the League of Ireland in general. So it’s great that people have come out and shown that response.“He’s a lovely young fellow, a real gent, and it’s sad that it it takes this for people to rally round, but it just shows the esteem he’s held in.“Please God the money keeps coming in and he gets the treatment that he needs and hopefully he’s on the road to recovery then.”Farren retired from football when he was first diagnosed in 2008 but made a remarkable return in 2011 and managed to break Liam Coyle’s goalscoring record before moving to Glenavon.All donations can be made here and more information is available on markfarren.com AMAZING PUBLIC RESPONSE AS FUND FOR TRAGIC SOCCER STAR MARK PASSES HALF-WAY was last modified: May 5th, 2015 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:cancerm fundderry citydonegalfinn harpsMark Farren