Rioters in Guinea burn down police buildings in mining town of…

first_imgHundreds of rioters in the Guinean bauxite mining town of Boke burned down a police and a gendarmerie building on Thursday and clashed with security forces wielding batons, leaving 17 people injured, the local Red Cross said.Guinean authorities managed to avoid the bloodshed of previous days by desisting from using live bullets on the demonstrators in the Boke neighborhood of Kolabounyi, Guinean Red Cross member Oumar Kalissa told Reuters by telephone.Rioting by angry youths – who say bauxite mining has brought constant pollution and noise but no jobs or services like water and electricity – has paralyzed Boke for most of the past week.Despite decades of mining, Guinea, Africa’s top bauxite producer, remains one of the world’s least developed countries.The mines around Boke produce some 15 million tonnes of aluminum ore for the West African nation’s largest mining companies Societe Miniere de Boke (SMB) and Companie Bauxite de Guinee (CBG), but their operations have repeatedly halted in the past week and are currently still blocked by demonstrators.CBG is 49 percent owned by the Guinean state and the remainder by Alcoa, Rio Tinto Alcan [RIOXXA.UL] and Dadco. SMB is owned by Guinea, China’s Winning Shipping Ltd, Shandong Weiqiao [SDWQP.UL] and UMS International Ltd.“The Government strongly condemns these acts which are clearly outside law,” government spokesman Damantang Albert Camara said in a statement.last_img read more

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Match Notes: GSC Tournament

first_img Share UWF will look to win its 10th GSC Championship this weekend (Photo by John Blackie)    PENSACOLA, Fla. – The No. 3 Argonaut men’s tennis team opens postseason play as the top seed in the Gulf South Conference Tournament and looking to tie Valdosta State for the most championships all-time at 10.West Florida (21-1) is on a 16-match winning streak and off to their best start to a season since starting the 2004 season on a 27-match winning streak. The Argos (7-0 GSC) clinched a first-round bye in this year’s tournament and will play in the semifinals against the winner of the No. 4 and 5 seeds, Delta State and Alabama-Huntsville, April 20 at 5 p.m.UWF is 40-9 all-time in 18 appearances at the GSC Tournament, 14-4 all-time in GSC semifinals matches and 9-5 all-time in the finals. Dating back to last season, the Argos are 40-2 in their last 42 matches and 49-4 in their last 53.Match Notes:4/19 @ Gulf South Conference Tournament4/11 vs. New Orleans, No. 16 Abilene Christian4/4 vs. No. 15 Saint Leo, Alabama-Huntsville, No. 21 Ouachita Baptist, No. 29 Florida Southern3/27 vs. No. 10 Concordia, Mississippi College, William Carey3/22 vs. North Alabama3/14 @ Shorter3/8 vs. No. 5 Hawaii Pacific, No. 45 Point Loma Nazarene, No. 28 UC San Diego2/28 vs. No. 3 Lynn, No. 4 Barry, No. 6 Rollins (@ Valdosta)2/21 @ No. 13 Valdosta State, No. 1 Armstrong, No. 6 RollinsCoach QuotesCoach Derrick Racine on going 21-1 during the regular season: “The guys have had a tremendous season. They’ve really come together as a team. It’s really been a fun year for the guys.”On the GSC Tournament: “I think we just try to stay loose this week. We’re injury free, so we’re going to try to keep having fun and try to play our best.”On senior Kevin Ducros: “Kevin’s had a great career. He’s been through almost everything that you can go through in a career. He’s played No. 1 and been one of the top players in the nation and been out with a knee injury and had to fight back from that, and now he’s back playing No. 1 again and playing well. He’s had a great career.”Stellar Streaks and StatsCurrent Winning Streak: 16…UWF is on a 16-match winning streak since losing its only match of the season to now-ranked No. 2 Barry, 4-5, March 1. In addition, the Argos have won nine straight against nationally-ranked opponents.Home Winning Streak: 21…UWF has won 21 consecutive matches at home since losing to Division I Ole Miss, 4-0, March 17, 2011.Home Winning Streak (Division II): 30…UWF is on a 30-match winning streak at home against Division II opponents dating back to March 20, 2011. Record against nationally-ranked: 13-1…UWF has defeated 13 teams in the top 50 in the Intercollegiate Tennis Association rankings. The Argos are 4-1 against opponents in the top 10 and 8-1 against opponents in the top 25.Tough Schedule: Of the 16 teams that made it to the Round of 16 last season, UWF has defeated five of them this season.Notable win streaksBruno Savi is on an 13-match winning streak after having a 25-match winning streak snapped on March 9. He is 4-0 against nationally-ranked opponents and 5-0 against regionally-ranked opponents.Savi and Kevin Ducros are on a 14-match winning streak since losing their only two matches of the season to a pair of top-three nationally-ranked opponents.Tony Rajaobelina is on a nine-match winning streak, and Guilherme Canineo and Elio Latela are on six-match winning streaks.BracketQuarter-Finals (#1 seed receives a bye)Match 1 (LP) — April 20, 11:00 am — #4 Delta State vs. #5 Alabama-HuntsvilleMatch 2 (OBU) — April 20, 11:00 am — #2 Valdosta State vs. #7 Christian BrothersMatch 3 (OBU) — April 20, 11:00 am — #3 West Alabama vs. #6 North AlabamaSemi-FinalsMatch 4 (LP) — April 20, 5:00 pm — Match 1 winner vs. #1 West FloridaMatch 5 (LP) — April 20, 5:00 pm — Match 2 winner vs. Match 3 winnerFinalsMatch 6 (LP) — April 21, 9:00 am — Match 4 winner vs. Match 5 winnerNotes: (LP)—Lagoon Park Tennis Center; (OBU)—Olean Black Underwood Tennis Center Best Seasons in UWF historyIn 2003, UWF lost its only match in the NCAA semifinals to Hawaii Pacific and finished the season 27-1 after beginning the season on a 27-match winning streak. In 2004, after starting the season on a 27-match win streak, UWF lost its only match to Valdosta State in the GSC Finals. UWF came back and defeated the Blazers in the NCAA Finals to win its first national championship and finish the season 33-1.In 2005, UWF lost its only two matches to Division I opponents Troy and Ole Miss to start the season 12-2. The Argos finished the season on an 18-match win streak to finish 30-2 and claim their second national title.In 2011, UWF lost twice to national champion Armstrong, once in the regular season and once in the NCAA Finals, and lost once to Ole Miss to finish 28-3. Print Friendly Versioncenter_img Match Notes: GSC Tournamentlast_img read more

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Ghostriders dump Leafs 4-1 in KIJHL action in Nelson

first_imgThe Nelson Leafs saw some light at the end of the tunnel with the return of a few injured players from sickbay.The good news, however, didn’t pay off on the ice as Fernie Ghostriders skated into the NDCC Arena and made off with a 4-1 Kootenay International Junior Hockey League victory Friday.The result saw Nelson lose for the 14th straight time — the long losing streak is partly due to the KIJHL stripping the Leafs of eight points, and a handful of wins, after the Heritage City franchise was found guilty of using an ineligible player. Justin Peters, Doan Smith and Derek Georgopoulos scored three times in first period to power the Riders to its second victory of the season over the Leafs.The three goals chased Leaf starting goalie Adam Maida from the net after one period.Fernie dumped Nelson 5-1 January 17 in the East Kootenay City.Darnel St. Pierre scored in the second to cut the margin to 3-1. But Calvin Tisley added an insurance goal in the third period as the riders rebounded from a 13-1 shot domination by Nelson to out shoot the home side 12-5 in the third.Nelson out shot the Ghostriders 25-21.The Leafs return to action Saturday when the Murdoch Division club hosts Grand Forks at 7 p.m. in the NDCC Arena.LEAGUE NOTES: Former Nelson Leafs and Fernie Ghostriders Connor McLaughlin was named the ACAC Hockey Online player of the week after accumulating seven points during a weekend series. McLaughlin played two seasons for Selkirk College before moving on to the Alberta College League. . . .The Leafs welcomed forward Matt MacDonald and defenceman Patrick Croome back to the lineup for Friday’s game against Fernie. MacDonald returned from the injured list while Croome completed serving a suspension picked up in Fernie January 17. . . . Leaf coach and GM Dave McLellan served his second game of a suspension that will end at the end of the regular season for using an ineligibile player.last_img read more

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Eoghan Clifford Speaks to Galway Bay FM following Paralympic Gold

first_img Eoghan Clifford Speaks to Galway Bay FM following Paralympic Gold Forward 60 seconds Back 15 seconds Forward 60 seconds Galway Bay FM Sport 更多 Eoghan Clifford Speaks to Galway Bay FM following Paralympic Gold Back 15 secondscenter_img Currently Playing Galway Bay FM Sport Eoghan Clifford Speaks to Galway Bay FM following Paralympic Gold Galway Bay FM Sport He Spoke to Keith Finnegan and Ollie Turner about his Paralympic experiences. Galway Cyclist Eoghan Clifford returned from the Paralympic Games in Rio with a gold and a bronze following outstanding performances on the track and road. print WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Emaillast_img read more

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GALWAY UNCHANGED FOR LEINSTER FINAL REPLAY

first_imgTeam v Kilkenny1 James Skehill 2 Adrian Tuohy3 Daithi Burke4 John Hanbury5 Padraig Mannion6 Gearoid McInerney7 Aidan Harte8 Johnny Coen9 David Burke10 Joseph Cooney11 Joe Canning12 Niall Burke13 Conor Whelan14 Conor Cooney15 Cathal MannionGame is live on Galway Bay FMprint WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Email There are no changes to the Galway Senior Hurling to take on Kilkenny in the Leinster Hurling Final replay on Sunday at Semple Stadium in Thurles. 3pm.last_img

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Galway Ladies lose out to Dublin in Moycullen

first_imgThe only unbeaten record in the Lidl NFL Division 1 was ended in Moycullenas goals from Sinead Aherne and Siobhan Woods gave Dublin the points againstConnacht champions Galway.Tim Rabbitte’s Galway were already sure of their spot in the semi-finalsahead of this game, but they have now been joined there by Donegal, Cork andDublin, who ground out the win in west Galway.Dublin got off to a great start when Aherne palmed to the net after eightminutes, but Galway replied through Barbara Hannon to only trail by one athalf-time.But with Aherne and Nicole Owens in point scoring form, the closest Galwaycould get was one point as Mick Bohan’s side finished strongly to claim thehonours.Dublin were first out of the blocks when Aherne goaled, but Galway respondedimmediately with an Olivia Divilly point.In a low scoring first-half, it was Dublin who looked the more clinical infront of goal. Firstly, a long-range effort from wing back Aoife Kane put themback into a three-point lead, which was quickly followed up by a well takenpoint by midfielder Jennifer Dunne.The Galway ladies were spurred on by a large home crowd and Hannon’s smartfinish cut the gap to a point. Almost straight from the kick-out Divilly droveat the Dublin defence and set-up Roisin Leonard who tapped it over from closerange to level the game on 26 minutes.The final score of the half came by way of a super Nicole Owens point butDublin were certainly the happier side at the interval as they led 1-3 to 1-2.Aherne and Tracey Leonard exchanged frees to start the second half, but themove of the game resulted in Woods’s goal after 38 minutes, which proveddecisive.Galway continued to battle hard and Roisin Leonard reduced the gap back tothree points with 15 minutes remaining. But that was as good as it got forGalway as Aherne and Owens pointed Dublin towards the win as they reclaimed topspot in the table by virtue of their superior points’ difference.Dublin: C Trant, M Byrne, N Collins, R Ruddy, A Kane (0-1),O Carey, S Goldrick, J Dunne (0-1), L Magee, O Nolan, N McEvoy, C Rowe, SAherne (1-3), N Healy, N Owens (0-2) Subs: L Davey (0-1) forMcEvoy (h-t), S Woods (1-0) for Nolan (h-t), N Hetherton for Dunne (45), SKilleen for Owens 50, H O’Neill for Magee 60.Galway: RNi Chonghaile; O Murphy, S Lynch, F Cooney; S Burke, B Hannon (1-0), C Cooney;O Divilly (0-1), L Ward; L Coen, T Leonard (0-2), M Glynn (0-1) L Hannon, RLeonard (0-2), L Gannon Subs: M Seoighe for Hannon (21), SConneally (0-1) for Coen (34), S Molloy for Burke (38), M Coyne for Cooney (48),R Ni Flaharta for Gannon (55), L Noone for Divilly (60).print WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Email Dublin 2-8 Galway 1-7 By Tommy Devane last_img read more

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