Jamaica senior men’s football team coach, Winfried Schaefer, said how his Reggae Boyz match up against the world number-three-ranked football team and defending Copa America champions Chile will be most important when the teams meet in a friendly encounter on May 27 at the Estadio Sausalito in Vina Del Mar, Chile. “This is a friendly match, a test match. I want to win all matches, and this is important. But the important thing is to see the players against the number-three team in the world, and the number-three team is Chile,” he told The Gleaner. However, he has no intention to select his best team for the upcoming friendly, as some players (local and overseas-based) have just completed their season and he intends to rest players he consider to be tired for this match. “I can tell you that this practice game is not a game we will play with our best players. It’s very short (close) after the season for many players, like Wes Morgan. He played 2014-2015 (EPL) season after he played Gold Cup and Copa America and he played through the 2015-2016 season. He had no rest and he needs rest, he cannot come direct to Chile to play. If he has no rest; maybe he is injured in the Copa America Centenario, and for us it’s very important, The Copa America Centenario, that is our priority,” he insisted. Continuing, Schaefer said: “We cannot play with 11 local-based players. We have 23 players. We have (Jermaine) Taylor coming, (Adrian) Mariappa can play and I want to see (Giles) Barnes in another position. But maybe ‘Messi’ (Chevonne Marsh) plays or (Allan) Ottey, I don’t know. The players played a very hard season; Chile is a test match, and I want to see the players, but it’s clear all cannot play,” he reasoned. He also noted that the Federation has already submitted a 40-man provisional squad to the organisers for the Copa America Centenario, which will be held in the US from June 3-26. A final squad of 23 will be selected. The deadline for submitting the final Copa America squad is May 20.
Pres. Weah (left) “We met the Senate and talked about the economy, the protest and other issues of importance to the State.” – Advertisement – “It is important we dialogue, because we know what happened… in 1979.” -Pres. WeahPresident George Weah on Tuesday, May 7, 2019 held a five-hour-long meeting with Senators on Capitol Hill in an apparent bid to abort the planned June 7 “peaceful protest.” The meeting also considered issues of interest and concerns arising from the Council of Patriots, organizers of the June 7 protest.Two of advisors to the Council of Patriots, Bomi County Senator Sando D. Johnson and Gbarpolu County Senator Daniel F. Naatehn, were among senators who met President Weah yesterday in the Senate new chambers, and discussed germane issues of interest, which they claimed are driving the planned June 7 protest.Following the meeting, the President informed scores of journalists that he will not stop anyone from protesting or demonstrating, but that it is important to dialogue, because protest breeds unexpected fallouts, making reference to the April 14, 1979, “Rice Riot.”President Weah, while en route to greet the leadership of the House of Representatives after a long meeting with the Senate, said: “We met the Senate and talked about the economy, the protest and other issues of importance to the State.”He added, “It is important we dialogue, because we know what happened, for example, during the April 14, 1979 protest.”In a related development, the Daily Observer has reliably learned that the President is expected to also hold another round of dialogue with the House of Representatives on Thursday, May 9, 2019.It may be recalled that on April 14, 1979, the “Rice Riot” was the proverbial straw that unleashed 25 years of violence, mayhem, anarchy, death and destruction in Liberia. The riot was organized by the Progressive Alliance of Liberia (PAL), headed by then political activist, Gabriel Baccus Matthews (deceased), against the backdrop of a proposed increase in the price of a 100-pound bag of rice from US$22 to US$26.A year later, 17 non-commissioned officers of the disbanded Armed Forces of Liberia staged a bloody coup that violently witnessed the overthrow of the Grand Old True Whig Party (TWP) of the then Liberian government, for which President William Richard Tolbert Jr., was killed on April 12, 1980.Senate concerns and InterestsAlso, the Senate President Pro Tempore, Albert T. Chie, told journalists that the Senate meeting with the President was in the spirit of the Liberian Constitution, which calls for coordination among the three branches of government.“The cardinal purpose of the meeting was to exchange ideas on governance where the Senators presented to the President issues of national concern and interest, including justice and security; the economy, issues of the planned June 7 protest, status of the investigation report on the L$16 billion, and the US$25 million intended to mop up excess Liberian dollars from the market.Sen. Chie said the discussion also captured the withdrawal of the Tenure Bill, Assessment of the performance of current government officials, including government of inclusion.Additionally, he said the issues surrounding the United Nations letter regarding the management of funds, proposal for a national reconciliation conference and information dissemination from the government to its citizenry were also highlighted during the meeting.“The President thanked the Senators for the meeting, which was held under the atmosphere of cordiality and mutual respect and he committed himself to the resolution of the issues raised in the interest of the Liberian people of which he is the head,” Pro Tempore Chie said. He added; “We believe the Executive Mansion will provide more details on the Tuesday’s meeting with the President.”Senate’s Secret DialogueChie made a startling disclosure to journalists that the Senate also had a discussion with two of three advisors of the Council of Patriots, which include Senators Sando Johnson, Daniel Naatehn and Oscar Cooper. According to the Senate President Pro Tempore, the two senators (unspecifed) stated reasons that have prompted the planned June 7 protest and that those issues which were raised were also discussed with the President.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
Omar and Mark Ramjit of Better Hope, East Coast Demerara have become frustrated in their efforts to uplift more than $100,000 owed their mother Doorpatie Ramjit as refund from a Dynamic Airways flight cancellation.There are claims that operatives attached to the Ministry of Public Infrastructure (PIM) are giving them a runaround in relation to uplifting this refund.Mark, a seafood supplier from Better Hope North, in venting his concerns to Guyana Times on Saturday, said he is the one who, several months ago, had booked the ticket for his mother, Doorpatie, an old-age pensioner, to travel to the United States in December 2017. The flight was, however, cancelled in December, and no member of the family has received any positive word on when the refund would be payable.“This thing frustrating, cause up to now we can’t get back we money,” Mark Ramjit explained.His brother Omar recalled that the names of affected passengers were to be placed on a list for a refund. “I remember is fifteen of us went to the ministry… They just pushing you around, and nobody telling you anything,” he noted.The family is calling on the PIM to immediately look into the matter. Guyana Times attempted to contact subject ministers David Patterson and Annette Ferguson via telephone on Saturday, but these efforts were unsuccessful.The Ministry of Public Infrastructure had, in January, said it initiated the process to access a bond for the sum of two hundred thousand (US$200,000) United States dollars which was lodged by Dynamic International Airways, LLC, in collaboration with its local handling agent, Roraima Airways Inc.“The funds will be used to refund passengers in Guyana who purchased tickets to travel on the now defunct Dynamic Airways, provided that they have not been able to use the whole or part of same to travel,” the PIM had committed.It was reported at that time that Roraima Airways Inc had submitted to the PIM a list of 609 passengers who were eligible for the refund. The PIM had further assured the affected passengers that it was “assiduously” working to have the process expedited.Dynamic Airways suspended its operations on October 3, 2017 to facilitate reorganisation of its Chapter 11 case under which the airline had filed for bankruptcy. The airline has said that it remains committed to honouring all outstanding financial obligations, whether to passengers, airport authorities, or the Guyana Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA).The voluntary Chapter 11 petition was filed by Dynamic Airways with the United States Bankruptcy Court in the Middle District of North Carolina.This chapter of the Bankruptcy Code generally provides for reorganisation. Moreover, Chapter 11 allows a debtor to propose a plan of reorganisation to keep its business alive and pay creditors over time.Just a month after filing for bankruptcy, one of the airline’s creditors, owed some US$1.19 million, had moved to the courts to force the airline to liquidate its assists.
The Public Utilities Commission (PUC) has released its 2015 Annual Report and is calling on the Guyana Water Incorporated (GWI) to step up efforts to have faecal coliform eliminated from its water supply network. According to the PUC in the report, GWI submits its monthly water quality test results to the Commission, which randomly selects samples from 24 locations and compared the test results to the standard set by the World Health Organisation (WHO).The Commission outlined that the test results for pH, Iron, turbidity, aluminium, colour, chlorine residual, total coliform and faecal coliform were compared with the WHO standards and revealed that GWI was close to achieving all of the standards with the exception of faecal coliform.“Faecal coliform by its very nature is hazardous to health and a greater effort is required by GWI to achieve compliance with this standard,” the PUC remarked in its report as reinstated its committed to monitoring the water quality standards.The Commission added that GWI had committed to achieving the WHO bacteriological standards within six months for coastal water supplies and within 12 months for hinterland water supplies as stated in the GWI licence which was issued on November 13, 2002. This licence has since expired and the company and the stakeholder should make all efforts to ensure that the company is operating with a licence.Back in October, the PUC had ordered GWI to halt its usage of a potentially dangerous chemical – Antinfek – for countrywide water treatment purposes, “until a full and comprehensive review by an external agency confirms that it is compatible with existing safety standards.”Guyana Times had first reported that GWI was using the chemical, which not only Haiti refused to use but is without certification from the US National Sanitation Foundation (NSF) and failed to demonstrate its ability to meet the World Health Organisation’s (WHO) limited protection microbiological performance targets.Additionally, Director of the Government Analyst Food and Drug (GA-FDD) Marlan Cole told another section of the media that the Antinfek chemical has negative reviews and has also not been tested or certified by the GA-FDD.But GWI said the chemical is not dangerous, pointing out that it was tested by a number of other laboratories in Hong Kong, China, Thailand, Switzerland, Ghana, Nigeria, India, Pakistan, Kenya, Trinidad and Tobago and Germany, all showing favourable results in its use.Meanwhile, the PUC in its annual report has suggested that the company uses a new technology being adopted by utilities companies around the world to effect disconnections and reconnections. The Commission said during ongoing research it became aware of the “Rye Ball Valve”.The PUC explained that this device is a right angle lockable ball valve that is attached to the consumers’ main to effect a disconnection. It carries the added feature of a seal which when in place ensures that the consumer could only be illegally reconnected by breaking the seal.“This acts as a deterrent to illegal reconnections which is a problem currently faced by GWI. The Commission has forwarded this information to GWI and hopes the company may find it practical and useful,” the Commission stated.
0Shares0000Brexit could have severe implications for the Premier League © AFP/File / Paul ELLISLONDON, United Kingdom, Mar 26 – The Premier League is taking Europe by storm this season but the dark clouds of Brexit threaten the English top-flight’s long-held position as the richest league in world football.No deal has yet been agreed on the terms under which the United Kingdom will leave the European Union, leading to uncertainty among British businesses. Despite its international profile, the Premier League is no different, particularly with so much of its success across the globe based on its cosmopolitan collection of players, coaches and owners.So what could Brexit mean for the Premier League?Weak poundThe value of the British pound has plunged since the referendum result in 2016, making transfer fees paid to European competitors much more expensive.Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino referred to the weak pound as one of the reasons his side failed to sign any players in pre-season and compared the impacts of Brexit to a car crash.Football finance experts Deloitte also signalled the weakening of the pound as a contributory factor in Manchester United surrendering top spot in its Football Money League and falling behind Spanish giants Barcelona and Real Madrid.Restrictions on foreign talentIn backing the Remain campaign in 2016, the Premier League’s former executive chairman Richard Scudamore described leaving the EU as “incongruous” to the league’s commitment to openness.The global appeal of the competition depends on recruiting the best players, no matter where they are from, and an end to free movement for European players makes that a more onerous task.Premier League winners N’Golo Kante (right) and Riyad Mahrez © AFP/File / Tolga AKMEN“The Premier League is essentially the hub for a constellation of star brands,” Simon Chadwick, professor of sports enterprise at Salford University, told AFP.“Therefore, any measures that are adopted to restrict the inward flow of overseas talent could ultimately diminish the Premier League’s market positioning, thereby undermining its competitive advantage.”EU national players, including many who represent South American and African nations at international level but hold EU passports, will have to satisfy much stricter requirements to be handed a work permit.The current system for non-EU players takes into account international appearances, the transfer fee, proposed wages and recent playing history to determine whether they receive a Governing Body Endorsement (GBE) from the Football Association.Were these restrictions applied across the board, marquee signings would not be stopped. However, in the ever more competitive transfer market British clubs could be robbed of the opportunity to find hidden gems at the lower end of the market.Premier League clubs will no longer be able to sign talented European teenagers under 18 as Manchester United did with Paul Pogba © AFP / FRANCK FIFEChelsea’s N’Golo Kante and Manchester City’s record signing Riyad Mahrez, who were both plucked from relative obscurity in France before winning the Premier League for Leicester City, have been cited as players who would be unlikely to receive a work permit.In 2016, the BBC calculated that 332 players in the top two tiers of English football and the Scottish Premiership would not meet the criteria if the standards set for non-EU players were applied across the board.Premier League clubs will also lose out on the chance to sign European players before their 18th birthdays, unless, as seems unlikely, the UK remains within the European Economic Area (EEA).FIFA bans all overseas transfers for under-18s but makes an exception for movement within the EEA, which has allowed players such as Cesc Fabregas and Paul Pogba to move to England as 16-year-olds.Economic hitDespite lucrative overseas TV deals, the success of the Premier League is linked closely to the performance of the British economy.The Premier League built its wealth on massive broadcasting contracts © AFP/File / Adrian DENNISThere are already fears that domestic TV rights deals have peaked, with broadcasters paying less for matches in 2019-2022 than for the previous three-year period.Guessing the future trajectory of the economy is tricky but if fans are hit in the pocket, clubs will lose out on ticket sales and merchandising revenue.Boost for homegrown players?One potential benefit from Brexit for the English national team is that more restrictions on foreign players will mean more opportunities for homegrown talent.Currently, England-qualified players account for around 30 percent of starts in the Premier League.However, the Premier League argue such restrictions would not help the England team and instead dilute the standard at which English internationals are competing every week.“There is no evidence that stronger quotas than exist now would have a positive impact on national teams,” the league said in a statement in November.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)
Our seniors and reserve teams had two good runouts against Four Masters and Bundoran respectively at the weekend.On Saturday the Seniors worked hard against a good Four Masters team and can build on this performance for their first league game.On Monday afternoon, the reserves recorded a good 1-7 to 0-6 victory against Bundoran reserves in a challenge game. This is a promising sign and lets hope the lad can build on this over the coming weeks. Both teams are in action this coming Sunday away to Drumquin in a challenge match. Reserves are asked to be at Kees Petrol Station for 10am.Good Luck to Calum Gallagher and David Walsh who are both part of the the Donegal Minors and Deonegal senior squads who take on Fermanagh and Dublin respectively this week. The minors do battle with Fermanagh in Convoy on Thursday night, while the seniors take on Dublin in Croke Park on Saturday evening.Anyone who wishes to have any information included in the notes should contact Shane Walsh on firstname.lastname@example.org by 6pm on Monday.GAA NOTES: NAOMH BRID was last modified: March 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:NAOMH BRID GAA NOTES
Bundoran Boxing Club Fight Night in the Great Northern Hotel Bundoran On December 8th. Tickets are €10 For Adults Under 12’s €5. Family concession tickets available at reduced price. Every tickets bought will be entered into a draw for €200 CASH. 12 + Full decision fight , Special guests on the night to be announced shortly. Great night out for only €10. Full sound and lighting show with professional entrances and introductions. Come out and support you local champions. (9 titles this year so far)Tickets available now in SuperValu Bundoran, Simpsons Supermarket Bundoran, Great Northern Hotel Any club member or By calling 0871242425. Buy your tickets straight away to be in the draw to win €200 on fight night.BOXING: BUNDORAN B.C. FIGHT NIGHT DETAILS was last modified: November 9th, 2012 by BrendaShare 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:BOXING: BUNDORAN B.C. FIGHT NIGHT DETAILS
ROSAPENNA NOTESThe Sunday club competition on June 8th was played over the Old Tom Morris Links and won by Kieran McGee (13) with 39pts. The runner up was Hughie McClafferty (13) with 37pts bot. Third place was Martin McDermott (5) with 37pts.Two’s – with the added roll over of 44e the two’s were shared as follows Mark Lenny 37e & Raymond Doody 37e.The friday nine hole stroke on the 6th of June was won by Garvin Toye.The 9 hole stroke over the Strand Nine takes place every friday for gents with entry in the Pavilion Golf Shop. The club competition on Sunday June 15th will be a Golfer of the Year event and is kindly sponsored by Kelly & Son Construction, Glen.There will be a club competition on Sunday the 22nd & 29th of June.Mrs Kit Boyce’s Captains Prize to the Gents will take this Saturday the 14th of June over the Old Tom Morris Links with tee times available from the Pavilion Golf Shop on 074-915-5000 or by email on email@example.com.On Saturday the 21st there will be a four ball better ball (Holmpatrick Cup qualifier) in aid of the National Council of the Blind Ireland over the Old Tom Morris Links.This is a charity event with the 5e entry going towards the NCBI. The county final will take place in July.Tee times are available from the Pavilion Golf Shop.Mr Bernard O’Neill’s Captain’s Day will take place on Saturday June 28th over the Old Tom Morris Links.This will be an open draw for playing partners and the timesheet is now posted on the notice board in the Golf Pavilion. The draw which will be in 30 minute sections will be made on Thursday (26th) evening and available from 8.30am on Friday the 27th in the Pavilion Golf Shop.The Rosapenna Golf Club fundraising classic took place over the Sandy Hills Links on Saturday past.The results were as follows1st John Casey, Matthew Coyle, Pete Gallagher & Denis Harkin with 100pts2nd Pauric McGinty, Johnny Martin, Pauric McGinty Jnr & Donal McClafferty with 98pts3rd Denis McBride, Enda McClafferty, Ronan McClafferty & Damien McClafferty with 95pts4th Bernadette North, Orla Lenny, Reg North & Charlie McAuley with 94pts bot5th Shaun Boyce, Brian Kelly, Brian Currie & Hugh McBride with 94ptsThank you to the Rosapenna Hotel & Golf Resort as the main sponsor providing the golf course and to the other sponsors on the day including Liam McGranaghan & Terry O’Neill, Peadar Boyce of the Rosguill Holiday Park, Sheephaven Credit Union and Donegal Oil.Also thank you to all the members that took part in this vital club fundraiser, your continued support is appreciated.The Rosapenna Irish Mixed Foursomes team played North-West G.C in Letterkenny last Friday winning the first three matches to advance to the last 16 in Ulster.The top pairing of Dypnma Kelly & Enda Kennedy won their match 5&4 with the third pairing of Suzanne Gallagher & Michael Bradley also winning by the same margin in the middle game.The second pairing of Orla Lenny & Martin McDermott were level after 14 holes and won both the 15th & 16th before loosing the long Par 4 17th to stand on the final tee with a 1 hole lead where they would halve the Par 5 18th and end the tie in Rosapenna’s favour.The fourth pairing of Terri McBride & Frank Casey Jnr were all square on the 18th fairway while the last match starring Ann Currie & Con Boyce won 3&1.The last 16 open draw was made this week and Rosapenna now play Castlerock on or before Monday June 30th in Strabane Golf Club.Rosapenna’s Junior League team played Strabane G.C away on Thursday last and had a fantastic victory to win the first round tie.With a 5-2 lead from the home leg Rosapenna won two matches away with Barry Connor winning the top match and Peadar Boyce winning in the fourth match on the 19th.The two nominated players then played sudden death from the first hole and this was a rematch of the first pairing with Barry Connor taking on Peter Doherty of Strabane.The first and second holes where halved in four’s before they made their way up the long Par 4 third hole, with both players short of the putting surface in two Peter pitched to 9 feet and Barry knocked it into 5 feet.Peter’s putt just lipped out and Barry holed his putt for Par in the closing darkness to end the tie.Well done to team captain Seamus Connor and all the players.Rosapenna now play Buncrana in the second round with the home leg first, both legs must be played on or before Monday June 30th.The Rosapenna Minor League team hosted Ballybofey/S at home on Sunday last.Trailing 4-1 from the away leg the home team knew what they had to do and with the first pairing of Mark Bradley & Brendan McGee.Three down with three to play the task looked even more difficult but winning the Par 5 16th was vital and then a Par at the long Par 3 17th.Was enough to make it up the last where Mark Bradley produced a brilliant birdie four to halve the match from where Rosapenna would claim the next four games to reach the necessary 4.5 matches.This was a great effort from all the players against a very strong Ballybofey/S side.Well done to the team captain Garvin Toye and his panel of players.Rosapenna now play either Gweedore or Donegal in the county quater final on or before Monday the 7th of July.Best wishes to the Rosapenna Junior Cup team who play City of Derry G.C in Portsalon this Sunday the 15th at 2.30pm in the last 32 of the competition.Good luck to the Ulster Cup team who play Dungannon Golf Club in the third round with the home tie this Saturday the 14th over the Old Tom Morris Links.The first of the seven singles matches will tee off at 1.30pm and home support is encouraged.The away leg is scheduled for the following Sunday June 22nd.Good luck to the Rosapenna Barton Shield Team that will travel to Ballyliffin (Glashedy Links) this Sunday the 15th of June.The team will play Bushfoot at 10.15am and if they win that match they will play either Ballycastle or Royal Portrush at 3.00pm the same day.The Senior Cup team will play City of Derry over the Sandy Hills Links at Rosapenna on Sunday June 29th (@9.15am) with the winners facing Foyle or Castlerock that same afternoon for a place in the Ulster semi finals.The 2014 Michael Bonner Singles Matchplay draw is posted on the notice board in the Golf Pavilion and all second round ties must be played by Monday June 16th.All quarter final ties of the Doubles Matchplay must be completed by Monday June 30th.All 2014 Golf Fees are now overdue and are payable in the Pavilion Golf Shop.Any uncollected club prizes from recent presentations and open competitions are available for collection from the Pavilion Golf Shop during opening hours.GOLF NEWS: KIERAN MCGEE WINS THE SUNDAY COMPETITION AT ROSAPENNA was last modified: June 11th, 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:golfNoticesROSAPENNASport
The lads launch the Naomh Conaill 5KNaomh Conaill GAA Club has launched their annual 5k run/walk which will take place on Wednesday 13th of August at 7pm.Present at the launch were Naomh Conaill and Donegal players Leo Mc Loone, Anthony Thompson, Dermot Brick Molloy and Leon Thompson. The lads fully endorsed the event and encouraged all serious and fun runners/walkers to come out for a very enjoyable evening.This is the 3rd year for the event and this year the club are hoping for another great turnout and you may even get a chance to test yourself against some of the local GAA stars. The course is off the main road and relatively flat, suitable for all types of runners young and old while a bouncy castle will be on site to keep the younger children entertained. The 5k will start at the Naomh Conaill clubhouse at 7pm sharp.Registration is from 6pm.There is ample parking and full changing/shower facilities. Tea and refreshments will be served after the run/walk. Entry is €8 for adults and €3 for under 16. For more information contact 086 8656312.ALL ROADS LEAD TO GLENTIES FOR NAOMH CONAILL 5K was last modified: July 31st, 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:5kNaomh Conaill
Ronaldo warned Lukaku how hard scoring goals in Serie A would be before Inter move REVEALED MONEY REVEALED Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade Israel came back strongly and striker Ben Sahar skied a chance over the bar before McGregor had to make a save from a Kayal drive, with the Rangers keeper then watching a long-distance effort from Dabbur just clear the crossbar.The Scots were toiling. In the 39th minute Sahar sent an angled-drive against the post after escaping from Robertson and Stephen O’Donnell cleared the danger when the ball was returned across goal. The first-half finished with McGregor parrying a powerful volley from Dabbur.Aberdeen defender Scott McKenna replaced Mulgrew for the start of the second half but McLeish’s side continued to struggle.The almost inevitable leveller came when Taleb Tawatha picked out Peretz who got the better of Robertson before poking the ball into the far corner of the next from eight yards. Scotland were reduced to 10 men in the 61st minute when defender John Souttar was sent off for picking up his second yellow card before defender Kieran Tierney turned a cross from Beram Kayal past Allan McGregor with 16 minutes remaining.After an encouraging 2-0 win over Albania in their section opener at Hampden Park last month, this was a dismal performance from Alex McLeish’s side notwithstanding the fact they played the last 30 minutes a man down.The Scots face a final double-header against Albania and Israel next month and will now be looking for two wins to resurrect their play-off hopes.It was the first home game for Israel boss Andreas Hertzog who named Munas Dabbur, the man who scored a brace for RB Salzburg in their recent 3-1 Europa League win over Celtic in Austria, in attack with former Hoops player Kayal in midfield. Souttar was sent off silverware England’s most successful clubs of the past decade, according to trophies won Scotland slumped to defeat ADVICE Forbes list reveals how much Mayweather, Ronaldo and Messi earned this decade RANKED Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? Sorry Scotland squandered a half-time lead to lose 2-1 to Israel in their Nations League Group C1 clash at the Sammy Ofer Stadium in Haifa.Charlie Mulgrew’s penalty after 25 minutes gave the disjointed visitors something of an undeserved advantage and there was no surprise when the hosts levelled in the 52nd minute, midfielder Dor Peretz making up for conceding the penalty through a barge on Steven Naismith with a close-range finish. The home side had won only one of their last 10 matches which, in part, saw the stadium well short of its 30,000-plus capacity.Israel looked the more dangerous in the scrappy opening stages and in the eighth minute Dabbur headed just over the bar following a Bibras Natcho corner.Scotland, unchanged from the Albania match, offered encouragement to the home side and McGregor had to make a save at point-blank range from a Peretz header.The home side and fans, however, were stunned when Polish referee Daniel Stefanski judged Peretz to have barged Naismith inside the box after the Hearts striker latched onto an Andy Robertson pass, and Mulgrew confidently stepped up to hammer the penalty past keeper Ariel Harush. Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won 3 3 LATEST FOOTBALL NEWS BEST OF Naismith was brought down for Scotland’s penalty Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions 3 huge blow Scotland were all over the place and things got worse when Souttar, booked in the first half for a foul on Dabbur, picked up a second yellow for catching the same player in the face with his hand at the edge of the box.McGregor saved Kayal’s free-kick and minutes later Tawatha somehow hit the bar from inside the six-yard box but there was nothing the Ibrox keeper could do when Tierney sliced a Kayal cross past him and into the net.Scotland left gaps as they pushed for an equaliser.Callum McGregor stung the palms of Harush with a 25-yard drive but seconds later his goalkeeping namesake made yet another save, this time from substitute Dia Seba and the home side comfortably saw the game out, with the Tartan Army venting their displeasure at the final whistle.