FIFA World Cup 18: Three Lions Slumps Towards Defeat As Belgium Finishes On Top…

first_imgAdvertisement ynazNBA Finals | Brooklyn Vs8yusudWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre Ez210d( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) 9yyWould you ever consider trying this?😱przCan your students do this? 🌚2741pRoller skating! Powered by Firework (Photo Credits: Getty Images)Advertisement The Red Devils just defeated England for the second time in the history of football as they overcame England 1-0 to finish on top of Group G.Advertisement Gareth Southgate’s Three Lions’ group phase ended in a defeat as they finished second behind Roberto Martinez’s Red Devils. A defeat in this fixture seems quite bad for England as they next face South American Giants Colombia in the round of sixteen while Belgium plays Asian underdogs Japan.It was former Manchester United star Adnan Janzuaj who scored the only goal of the game as the much changed English side cruised towards the defeat. However, despite being ending the game victorious, Belgium were guilty of underperforming as they failed to keep up to the level of game they have shown in recent fixtures.Advertisement Three Lions will now face Group H leaders Colombia as they look forward to qualifying for the quarter-finals while the Red Devils will take on Group H runners-up Japan.  Advertisementlast_img read more

Italy locked down: Napoli may not be allowed to travel for Barcelona clash

first_img 09/03/2020 The Italian prime minister, Giuseppe Conte, announced on Monday that the entire country will be locked down following Europe’s worst outbreak of coronavirus.  Among the decisions taken by the Italian government, they have decreed the restriction of movement across the whole country, isolating an entire nation.  Nearly 500 people have died in Italy of the virus so far and there have been around 8,000 registered cases.  ¡El Nápoles podría no viajar a Barcelona para jugar la Champions contra el Barça! The majority of the cases were centred in a number of towns in the north of the country. Those areas had previously been locked down but Conte has now revealed the rest of Italy will follow suit.  Talks are already underway to play the game without supporters but Napoli may not even be able to travel to Catalonia for the second leg last 16 tie — the teams drew 1-1 in Italy two weeks ago.  Upd. on 10/03/2020 at 10:13 CET Conte said the measures would take effect on Tuesday and he has asked citizens to only travel in the case of an emergency.  Therefore, it remains to be seen what will happen with next Wednesday’s Champions League tie between Barcelona Napoli at Camp Nou.  Conte finished by saying that “the best thing you can do at the moment is to stay at home.” In addition, all mass gatherings have been cancelled in the country, including sporting, cultural and musical events. That means that, until at least April 3, Serie A, the Italian top flight will be suspended. For the moment, a limited public transport service will continue to run.  IN SPORT.ESlast_img read more

New netball court for Roos

first_imgBy ANEEKA SIMONIS A NEW netball court in Officer will be ready for play by the end of June. Construction…[To read the rest of this story Subscribe or Login to the Gazette Access Pass] Thanks for reading the Pakenham Berwick Gazette. Subscribe or Login to read the rest of this content with the Gazette Digital Access Pass subscription.last_img

Four states for mates

first_imgA SCHOOLMATE provided Ben and Seamus Scanlon the opportunity to retrace the steps of their uncle Mike Breheny’s fatal flight…[To read the rest of this story Subscribe or Login to the Gazette Access Pass] Thanks for reading the Pakenham Berwick Gazette. Subscribe or Login to read the rest of this content with the Gazette Digital Access Pass subscription.last_img

NUIG Kingfisher to host International Friendly on Saturday

first_img Forward 60 seconds NUIG Kingfisher to host International Friendly on Saturday Galway Bay FM Sport NUIG Kingfisher to host International Friendly on Saturday Back 15 seconds The Catholic University Cardinals compete in the Landmark Conference (Affiliated with NCAA’S Division III) where they reached the Championship final in 2015-2016. It was the fourth time in five seasons they contested the decider having won in 2012, 2013 and 2015. Their 17-10 record for this season included a conference record 11-5.17 players make the trip to Ireland including Michelle Desantis, who was been named First Team All-Landmark for the last two seasons. Staff is led by Head Coach Matthew Donohue.Irish Head Coach Mark Scannell spoke to John Mulligan Galway Bay FM Sport 更多 The Ireland Senior Women’s Squad are to face more American opposition ahead of the FIBA European Championships for Small Countries. Mark Scannell’s squad will take on a team from the Catholic University of America (Washington, DC) at the NUI Kingfisher on Saturday at 6pm. Back 15 seconds Forward 60 seconds NUIG Kingfisher to host International Friendly on Saturday Galway Bay FM Sport Currently Playing print WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Emaillast_img read more

Guyanese deserve commencement of election preparation

first_imgDear Editor,President David Granger’s choice is now at the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) and the situation sets a platform for keen following, obviously interesting reporting, and prohibitive response actions where necessary. Sticky and suspicious as it is, it cannot be denied that the strongly objectionable impositions of this APNU/AFC coalition are on the forefront.The methods of the highly controversial and contentiously appointed Chairman, Justice James Patterson (retired) justifiably set a platform for continuous examination. This is necessary since from the outset, Granger signalled and then imposed an undesired level of suspicion to all Opposition political parties and citizens at large. It is the view of many that the undue pressures will not only affect the functionality of the Commission, but the credence of emanating reports.Recently, Chairman Patterson held a meeting with the appointed GECOM Commissioners. It is sad to report that there were no minutes of the last meeting of the Commissioners for consideration. As we proceed with caution, it is my view that discussions on vital matters such as audited Financial Statements or the Current and Capital Budget augur well as good starting points in determining what is happening at the Commission. Is it that Patterson already knows and wants to keep such information a secret? Certainly, the appointed Commissioners and citizens need to know and be aware of the status.Meanwhile, a strong call exists from inside and beyond the Secretariat for Commissioners to provide a full report on the financial status and report of the 2016 and 2017 budgetary allocations to the Commission.It is clear that serious misappropriation of funds was the order of the day, and it is now critical that citizens must be provided with a comprehensive financial status update, in the interest of image and transparency.Although not forensically conducted, it is known that the Auditor General’s Report pronounces on a number of violations.I did highlight for public attention several examples of these issues after the last Cycle of Continuous Registration. Among them, the flagrant manipulation of the river and road transportation claims which are used as a ‘milking cow’ in treating expenditure at the Commission. Taxpayers are prepared to struggle and will stand up against all forms of pilfering and corruption at GECOM.The filling of vacancies and the renewal of contracts at GECOM are a matter of serious concern for this nation. There must be a full investigation into the treatment of this issue during the several Cycles of Continuous Registrations after the 2016 Local Government Elections. Of significant concern are the extreme expenditures and most importantly, the results of the Continuous Registrations process which apparently have become high National State Secrets.It is known that the Commissioners have requested to no avail the results of the Continuous Registrations and the list of people that were employed, the vehicles that were hired and the amount of money spent on ‘special’ meals that were both for GECOM permanent and temporary contracted employees.So, what really is going on at this entity if persons who ought to be part of the decision making body of the Commission are being denied relevant and timely information about its operations.The Commissioners must be fully involved and into operational mode as preparations for the 2018 Local Government Elections are undertaken. Further, all and sundry must recognise that the list of advertisements dealing with vacancies, tenders and supplies as well as the public relations work, must be transparently done and exemplary in manner towards the approval of all Guyanese.It is not for the GECOM boys to live a good life at the expense of the nation with sub-optimal practices.The time is up for the meet and greets honeymoon and the clean life demanded of the imposed Justice Patterson must be validated with appropriate scrutiny.All Guyanese, along with the local and international organisations, are looking on keenly at what is happening with the electoral process.Among others, Guyanese deserve the commencement of election preparation with a clean Register of Registrants as well as a respectable and representative list of electors for GECOM to conduct free and fair elections. We also advocate for the necessary elections reform to complement the process of holding transparent elections in Guyana.Sincerely,Neil Kumarlast_img read more

Adding insult to injury

first_imgDear Editor,Our union has noted reports appearing in several sections of the media concerning the press conference by the Alliance For Change (AFC) held on January 15, 2018 and more so, the comments made by leaders of that party with regard to the severance payments to the some 4000 sugar workers of Skeldon, Rose Hall and East Demerara Estates. The Guyana Agricultural and General Workers Union (GAWU) found the statements attributed to leaders of that party which has boasted about its links with the sugar workers as incredulous, to say the least, and they say a lot about the sincerity of the AFC’s concern about the plight of the sugar workers.Agriculture Minister Noel Holder is quoted in the January 16, 2018 Guyana Times, as saying “[f]inding the $4.5 billion in severance is a difficult thing to do” but, seemingly, it was not difficult for the Minister and his colleagues to send home 4000 workers which have directly impacted the well-being of approximately 20,000 Guyanese men, women and children to the breadline. From the Minister’s perspective, using 1.8 per cent of the 2018 Budget in the interest of a large group of our citizens is a difficult thing to do. This is adding insult to injury now Minister Holder.The Agriculture Minister didn’t stop there and according to the Guyana Times newspaper, he also is reported to have said “paying the entire severance amount was impossible” which seems to indicate that the Administration hadn’t any intention to fully settle its indebtedness to the workers. We cannot help but wonder what the Government had intended to do to the already beleaguered, now jobless, workers. Moreover, Minister Holder’s recent statements are also is in complete contrast to what he said in the December 22, 2017.Then Minister Holder’s colleague, Natural Resources Minister and AFC Leader, Raphael Trotman, on January 16, 2018 in the media is quoted to say “[w]e knew we had to pay severance, we just weren’t sure where it would come from”. The statement by the AFC leader leaves us in disbelief and causes us to wonder if this is how the affairs of the State and the business of the people are managed. Clearly, the Administration needs to do a better job at dotting its Is and crossing its Ts.At this time, GAWU recalls that the AFC in a statement issued on December 7, 2017, said among other things, “[t]he Party insists that as per the requirements in law, severance must be in place”. Based on the now admissions by the AFC leaders who are also Cabinet members, they were well aware that the call issued in their statement was utterly wrong and, therefore, participated actively to mislead and hoodwink the Guyanese people and more so the thousands in the sugar belt who are affected by the callous and cruel plans to minimise the sugar industry.For GAWU, it is disheartening also to recognise that the AFC’s press conference took place on the same day that the world took time to pause and reflect on the life and work of Dr Martin Luther King whose advocacy on behalf of the downtrodden is well-known and which serves as an inspiration for the working and oppressed people of the world.Yours faithfully,Seepaul NarineGeneral SecretaryGAWUlast_img read more

West Ham 2-0 QPR: Sakho continues dream Hammers start to leave Rangers rock botto

first_imgNew striker Diafra Sakho continued an impressive start to his West Ham career, as his second-half strike helped seal a comfortable 2-0 win over Queens Park Rangers at Upton Park.The Senegalese frontman agreed a £3.5million switch to east London this summer, and netted his fifth goal in five games to resign Harry Redknapp’s much-maligned men to the bottom of the Premier League table on goal difference.West Ham started brightly and took the lead after only five minutes when QPR defender Nedum Onuoha put the ball in his own net, under pressure from that man Sakho, directly from Stewart Downing’s early corner.Rangers, as in most of their games so far this season, just weren’t at the races in the early stages and were almost punished again when Sakho set up strike partner Enner Valencia, though the fellow summer signing sliced his close-range effort wide.It looked an entirely different Hammers side to Sam Allardyce’s long-ball specialists of old, with the likes of Sakho, Valencia, Downing, on-loan Barcelona man Alex Song, Morgan Amalfitano and Mauro Zarate all linking together nicely with quick, slick passing.QPR, meanwhile, lacked anything in the final third, with Charlie Austin increasingly frustrated by a lack of service.When the R’s striker did get the ball he certainly looked a threat, though, as the jinked the ball round a few defenders to make room for himself in the box, with Hammers stopper Adrian doing well to save the Englishman’s sweeping shot.Despite the hosts’ dominance on the pitch, the stats told a different story as both sides recorded roughly the same amount of goal-bound efforts and shots on target.The difference was the greater urgency in West Ham’s play, and their superior quality on the ball eventually produced fruit when Sakho doubled their lead on the hour-mark, the forward nodding home James Tomkins’ cross after QPR failed to clear.Rangers were desperate for more attacking potency and Redknapp had addressed that by replacing Junior Hoilett with former Hammers hero Bobby Zamora at half-time, and the striker almost made an instant impact when he crossed for Austin, who fired just wide from close-range.QPR improved further when both Adel Taarabt and Jordan Mutch were introduced, but they were visibly deflated following the second goal, with goalkeeper Rob Green almost handing the hosts a third moments later.Perhaps trying to prove Valencia was too close to his free-kick, the experienced goalkeeper passed the ball straight to the striker, who duly rolled the it into the net before the referee generously ordered a retake.With the result all but sealed, West Ham pressed on for another in the latter stages and substitute Kevin Nolan should have found it but was unable to beat Green after Downing’s clever pull-back.It made little difference, however, as Allardyce’s side secured a valuable victory to leave QPR still searching for form, confidence and their first away point of the season. West Ham striker Diafra Sakho celebrates with team-mate Stewart Downing 1last_img read more

Liverpool star claim trio of stars have been alienated

first_img Liverpool full-back Jose Enrique 1 Liverpool full-back Jose Enrique has hit out at the club over the way he and team-mates Mario Balotelli and Fabio Borini.The trio are currently on the fringes of the first-team at Anfield and barely played a part in the Reds’ pre-season activities.Enrique, 29, Balotelli and Borini were all left out of Liverpool’s squad to face Stoke at the weekend despite their desires to remain with the club, and the Spaniard believes he is being left in a tricky situation.“I’m in a difficult position,” Enrique said in the Liverpool Echo.“The club have alienated Balotelli, Borini and me.“I have a year left on my contract and I imagine the club will want to sell, but I still want to stay and fight as I always have.“But if a good offer came [from elsewhere] with more years of contract and more chance to play, I’d look at it.“I will not give up, I know from experience that football changes from day to night.“I feel fine after two years with knee discomfort. Plus in the squad here we only have one pure left-back and I know that if I stay, I’ll play. I want to prove that some are wrong.”last_img read more

Gyan reveals reason for quitting Ghana side weeks before Africa Cup of Nations

first_img LATEST FOOTBALL NEWS shining “Then they decided to convince me that the money was very good for a short loan and that the club needed the money. I was enjoying my football but Al Ain offered me wages that instantly made me the best-paid footballer in Africa. I couldn’t resist.“Pray you never be put in such a situation. It changed everything and I just had to take it and leave it. I don’t regret it though because it made me who I am now. I enjoyed playing at Al Ain, I stayed for four seasons, and it changed my life financially forever.” Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won gameday cracker The striker has not featured for his country since September 2017 due to persistent injury problems.He has also struggled for game time with Turkish club, Kayserispor, this season with just seven Super Lig appearances and one goal.Gyan spent two years at Sunderland between 2010 and 2012, scoring 10 goals in 34 Premier League games before leaving for Al Ain in the United Arab Emirates.“Look, I’m going to be honest here, it was the money,” he told FourFourTwo in 2019. “It was too good to turn down but a hidden detail is that Sunderland accepted a £7m loan offer for me from Al Ain before even informing me,” he explained. tense REPLY Getty 2 Asamoah Gyan has retired from international football just a month before the Africa Cup of Nations.Ghana’s all-time leading goalscorer released a statement on Monday about his decision to quit saying it was over the captaincy. Gyan joined Sunderland from Rennes in 2010 and was a hit with fans, especially after scoring a last minute equaliser against Newcastle in 2011 He is likely to be replaced as Black Stars captain by Andre Ayew for the tournament in Egypt.“If the decision of the coach is to give captaincy of the tournament to another player while I am named in the team (squad) of the tournament, I wish to recuse myself from the tournament,” Gyan said in a statement.center_img Getty Berahino hits back at b******t Johnson criticism – ‘I was in a dark place at Stoke’ ADVICE Thank you Ghana, am forever grateful 🙏 @AnimSammy @BaffourGyan4 @cobbyafriyie pic.twitter.com/xDaUKxeIOn— ASAMOAH GYAN (@ASAMOAH_GYAN3) May 20, 2019“I also wish to retire from the national team permanently.”The 33-year-old has scored 51 times for Ghana in 106 matches and has played in three World Cups.He is also the top African goalscorer in the history of the tournament with six.Gyan has also featured in seven Africa Cup of Nations helping Ghana to a third-place finish in 2008 and runner-up in 2010 and 2015. Premier League Team of the Season so far, including Liverpool and Leicester stars Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT Ronaldo warned Lukaku how hard scoring goals in Serie A would be before Inter move Green reveals how he confronted Sarri after Chelsea’s 6-0 defeat at Man City no dice REVEALED 2 Asamoah Gyan has played in seven Africa Cup of Nations tournaments huge blow last_img read more