The launch of the Starliner capsule today could be the last major step toward once again launching humans into space.The Starliner capsule is scheduled to launch into space and dock with the International Space Station over the weekend, mimicking the flight path it will take when it flies its first manned mission next year. Liftoff is slated for 6:36 am ET.
Sports Minister Mustapha Ahmed says he will take responsibility for the delay in paying the Black Stars winning bonus after thrashing Mauritius 7-1.The game played at the Accra Sports Stadium last month was the team’s first 2017 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier.According to the Sports Minister, the buck stops with him, assuring the players that the ministry is working around the clock to address the issue.“I will not blame anyone for the delay. If they said it’s the ministry’s fault, I have accepted the blame”, he told Patrick Osei Agyemang on Asempa FM’s Fire for Fire show.His deputy, Vincent Oppong Asamoah, had earlier blamed the GFA for submitting the team’s budget late. This according to him made it impossible for the ministry to process the cash on time.The GFA subsequently denied it, saying the budget was handed over on May 6, one clear month ahead of the qualifier. But Dr. Mustapha has called for calm between two institutions.“It’s very sad when you hear people criticize both the GFA and the Ministry for the delay in the payments. I believe next time things wouldn’t go this way,” he said. The ministry is expected to meet the GFA to discuss the recent feud, as well as other matters.–Follow Joy Sports on Twitter @Joy997FM. Get more with the #JoySports hashtag on Facebook/Twitter.
The Finn Harps U19s side went joint top of the FAI National League on Saturday afternoon after Joe Boyle’s side secured a hard earned three points against Bohemians in Ballybofey.Two Mark Coyle goals either side of Simon McGlynn netting gave the young Harps lads the result that brings the Donegal outfit level on 30 points with Dundalk at the top of the table. Boyle will be very pleased with this outcome as it leaves his side well positioned to get a home draw in the knockout stages of the competition.The final score was 3-1 to Finn Harps. However, there is still work to be done to guarantee a quarter-final at Finn Park as Harps still have two league fixtures remaining. The next game is away to Longford and their campaign finishes with a top of the table clash against Dundalk. On Saturday the hosts were 2-0 up at the break in a match that seen chances and saves at both ends.“We probably edged the first half it and were delighted to go in with the goals from Mark Coyle and Simon McGlynn” Boyle said.After the break Bohemians pushed Harps back and the home team was relieved to see Anthony O’Hagan saving a penalty midway through the second half. Meaney did give Bohs hope with a goal but the hosts exposed the visitors on the break through B.J. Banda, McGlynn, Dylan McCroary, Coyle and Declan Sharkey all combining to create numerous opportunities. At the other end Ciaran Kelly, Paul Ferry and Daire O’Baoill coped with everything Bohs had to offer. When Coyle made it 3-1 Harps had earned another valuable home win with two remaining fixtures as they prepare for the play-offs.Finn Harps – Anthony O’Hagan, Paul Ferry, Nathan Clifford, Ciaran Kelly, Daire O’Baoill, Joe Joe Mc Gettigan (c), Simon McGlynn, Mark Coyle, BJ Banda, Declan Sharkey, Luke Neilis. Subs: Liam Doherty for Clifford 60 mins, Aaron McCready for Banda 84 mins, Jeaic McKelvey for Declan Sharkey 80 mins, Dylan McCrory for Luke Neilis 67 mins. Not used Alex Carolan, Tiernan Gallagher.U19 Finn Harps now joint top after securing win over Bohemians was last modified: August 29th, 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:BohemiansFAIfinn harpsFootballU19s