Tolman extends Bulldogs deal

first_imgThe workhorse front-rower is a member of the Bulldogs’ senior leadership group and said he was delighted to sign the new deal.”At the end of the day im grateful to be playing this sport and to be part of this great club. I love playing here and always wanted to stay, so im happy that we have reached an agreement,” the 28-year-old said.”I really enjoy the set up here and im pleased that everything has been sorted out. Im now looking forward to the season and helping the Bulldogs achieve success on the field.”last_img read more

Valencia – Athletic | A great draw

first_imgGoals0-1, 14 ‘: Marcos Llorente, 1-1, 39 ‘: Gabriel Paulista, 1-2, 42 ‘: Thomas, 2-2, 58 ‘: Kondogbia But Llorente has raised his forehead and Atleti then too. Valencia watched him shrunk. No pass, no connections, heartless, as if still in Getafe. It didn’t matter that Parejo delayed his position, to help, try to steal, distribute, for nothing, all in vain. The Atleti filled every corner, with ball and without ball, coral. Valencia only found mines on the roads to Oblak, which has velcro on the gloves, capable of keeping every ball that flies over its area like lost bullets. As with football he could not, he tried the Valencia corner kick, which Celades has in his team a soccer player with the peephole, Parejo. In the nth he shot the second stick that nobody expected. He received Maxi, who focused on the heart of the area, where Paulista was waiting to put his head in. 1-1. Blow by blow. Impossible to stop FerranFerran sneaked into Lodi in the area as soon as the second part began and caused an immediate movement in the Cholo. Vrsaljko inside, Arias on the left. Atletico was bleeding again from the wound lately, the ball stopped. He forced the foul Soler and, as soon as Parejo threw it, the danger swirled over Oblak. No rojiblanco knew how to get that bomb out of his air, Kondogbia finished it, from the ground, as if crying. It was worth the same. Electricity was cut in the air. I was in the frantic exchange of disputes and careers. Valencia getting faster, getting better. “Pressure makes diamonds,” said General Patton. And Ferran kept shining. A dagger on the right.Simeone was now taking Arias away, to see if with Saul he was able to stop him, but neither, even if he had put all his men in front of him. There were minutes for Morata and that order between the roar: balls by looking for him. But the whole ball of Valencia, was played at the feet of Oblak, what Ferran wanted. Your football is well worth the cost of an entry. Your dribbles, a torture, your goal gifts passes… But first Gameiro sent him to the clouds and then Maxi too. And Simeone responded with more gunpowder, Carrasco, but Thomas could no longer find a goal with a cannon shot. And Vrsaljko found Morata but his header cleared Jaume.The game was coming. Without truce, there is no war. Valencia was running in stampede, throwing Gayà in front of Oblak. But he always stamped with the goalkeeper, the best Cholo armor. THe ended the game with Celades losing another man, Paulista, ankle. Bruised were the rest, all others, bruised but firm, with a point that nobody serves at all, in a draw that was great, in this battle on the banks of the Turia. Atlético did not accuse him. He got up, cleaned his clothes and turned his eyes back to Jaume. Two minutes later Simeone was back in front. He had beaten his particular ‘thomashawk’. Most effective impossible: two shots, two goals. ChangesVrsaljko (52 ‘, Renan Augusto), Gameiro (59 ‘, Gonçalo Guedes), Morata (65 ‘, Santiago Arias), Carrasco (76 ‘, Koke), Cheryshev (79 ‘, Carlos Soler), Mouctar Diakhaby (93 ‘, Gabriel Paulista) The battle for the Champions on the banks of the Turia began at nine o’clock at night. The brush of the ball with the grass sounded like bugles. Nerves filled the field, the two similar teams. Rushed, but brave, looking at each play the rival. He played many games that Atletico did not come out with such high pressure. Valencia was trembling at the start of the ball. A Valencia with Guedes disguised as Rodrigo and Mangala occupying the gap left by Garay’s lack. Del Cholo was the beginning. His weapon was called rhombus.Thus he ordered his midfielders. Koke hitch, Thomas anchor, Saul on his left and Llorente on his right. An omnipresent Llorente. That stole, folded and hovered. Around his name Mestalla chewed danger. It was after a robbery, a pass back from Vitolo and a center of Correa. It was that the ball touched in Paulista, that he did not succeed to clear, and Llorente was at the penalty spot, camouflaged with the suit of ‘9’. He knew how to tame the bounced ball. His goal helps to leave behind several ghosts. The red against Chivas, the lack of minutes, all his races with his head bowed and his mind braced. CardsReferee: David Medié JiménezVAR Referee: Ignacio Iglesias VillanuevaRenan Augustus (25 ‘, Yellow) Gabriel Paulista (54 ‘, Yellow) Vrsaljko (57 ‘, Yellow) Mangala (66 ‘, Yellow) Maxi Gomez (78 ‘, Yellowlast_img read more

Thieves break into Edinburgh liquor restaurant, target rum

first_imgThieves on Sunday morning broke into a liquor restaurant on East Bank Berbice, situated 12 houses from where a Chinese national and proprietor of New Lucky Star Chinese restaurant was robbed on Monday.The whole in the wall which the thieves used to enter the buildingAt the time, no one was at home.Manager of the restaurant Kelly Datt said they left home on Saturday evening to attend a function on West Coast Berbice. It was her father who returned home at about 15:00h Sunday and then informed her that the shop was broken into. When she arrived she found the entire house ransacked. The thieves entered the building by removing a board from the front wall which is visible from the road. “We din see no goods missing only the rum missing so we went upstairs and check because the owner for the house have some expensive liquor in his room and I was afraid that they carry away all of that because we can’t afford to buy it back, but I see that rum still is there; I can’t say if they take any because I don’t know how much rum they had,” she told this publication. An old typewriter which resembled a safe was also of interest to the thieves but they could not get it opened.It was left alone. According to Datt, the thieves searched the entire house including an envelope with pictures which they repacked. “They raise up all dem beds, take away all the US that we had and the Guyana money, even the shop money that we had to buy things for the shop today, so today we can’t buy anything; everything clear.” She said the police were called and responded promptly but asked the family not to touch anything until the fingerprint experts turned up.Up to Monday evening, the police had not returned.“We had to fix back the wall and the things dem in the house because they didn’t come Sunday and whole day Monday.”According to a police source, the matter is being investigated. The source said investigators are trying to make contact with some persons in the village.last_img read more

Senator-elect Weah Delivers ‘Victory Speech’ Today

first_imgMontserrado County’s Senator-elect George M. Weah is expected to deliver his “victory speech” this afternoon at the headquarters of the Congress for Democratic Change (CDC) in Congo Town after being overwhelmingly elected to the Liberian Senate on December 20.Amb. Weah defeated Robert Sirleaf, the son of President Sirleaf. He becomes the first Liberian international athlete elected to represent a county in the Legislature.In contrast to his failure to convey his platform to voters prior to the elections, blaming it on exhaustion and curfew, Senator-elect Weah will announce his deliverables (platform) to the people of Montserrado County today.In an exclusive interview via mobile phone over the weekend, CDC’s Montserrado County chairman, Prof. Wilson K. Tarpeh, said Amb. Weah will be officially unveiled as the “Senator-elect,” though he did not clearly state what the Senator-elect’s victory speech would contain.“God willing, it will be done at a major press conference today, Monday, December 29, 2014 at the CDC headquarters. The event is scheduled to begin at 12 noon and all guests are required to be seated by 11:40 a.m,” Prof. Tarpeh said.Obviously  Amb. Weah is expected to thank the people of Montserrado for their votes.The former football star won a landslide victory, claiming 99, 226 votes, which represented 78.0% of the total votes from the 141 polling centers, while his closest rival, the President’s son, Robert Sirleaf,  got 13,692 votes, which is nearly 11% in the election marred only by a low turnout.The low turnout in the poll, which was first planned for October, and later December 16, was blamed on concerns about Ebola.Other winners in the senate elections include Jewel Howard-Taylor, the ex-wife of the jailed former president Charles Taylor, and the former rebel leader Prince Johnson. Both retained their seats for Bong and Nimba counties. The remaining Senators-elect are: A Marshall Dennis (Grand Gedeh County); Morris Saytumah (Bomi County), Cllr. Varney Sherman (Grand Cape Mount County), Jonathan Kaipay (Grand Bassa) and  Amb. ConmanyWesseh (River Gee County). Others include Jim WombaTornonlah (Margibi County), Francis Saturday Paye (Rivercess County), Daniel F. Naatehn (Gbapolu country), Albert T. Chie (Grand Kru country) and J. Gbleh-bo Brown (Maryland county)It may be recalled that the African football legend, Amb. Weah, was one of the leading lights of the global game in the 1990s, as a superstar in Africa. Although he never had the opportunity to grace the FIFA World Cup finals, Weah made up for it with a hugely successful club career.George Weah was a towering figure on the ’90s football scene. An exceptional goal scorer, it is no exaggeration to describe him as the precursor of the multi-functional strikers of today. Quick, skillful and boasting a powerful physique, fierce shooting power and deadly finishing skills, in his prime Liberia’s ‘Mr George’ was rightly considered one of the giants of the game.He began his footballing career in 1987 with Yaounde’s Tonnerre, one of the biggest clubs in Cameroon, before joining Monaco in France a year later at the age of 21. Arsene Wenger, his coach in the principality, would later say of his purchase: “Weah was a real surprise. For me it was like a child discovering a chocolate bunny in his garden at Easter. I have never seen any player explode on to the scene as he did.”A return of 47 goals in 103 league matches for the Monegasques backs up Wenger’s glowing appraisal. However, after a four-season stay he moved north to Paris Saint-Germain, where he made his mark across the continent by scoring 16 times in 25 European outings, a haul that included a wonder-goal against Bayern Munich.After top-scoring in the 1994/95 UEFA Champions League with eight goals, he decamped to AC Milan and scooped the FIFA World Player of the Year, France Football’s European Footballer of the Year and the CAF African Footballer of the Year awards for 1995. He also helped his team to the championship in 1996, collecting a second scudetto three years later.In 114 appearances in the famous red-and-black jersey he scored 46 goals, none of them better than his unforgettable solo effort against Verona, which saw him slam his way past seven opposing players before coolly slotting the ball home. Weah departed Milan in January 2000, joining Chelsea and then moving on to Manchester City, Marseille and Al Jazirah before announcing his retirement in August 2003.The Liberian’s personal achievements reflect his immense impact on the game. He is the only African to have been voted FIFA World Player of the Year by his peers, and aside from his unique 1995 hat-trick, he also collected France Football’s African Footballer of the Year award in 1989 and 1994, and was named African Footballer of the Century by the continent’s sports writers in 1999.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

FDA official advises Guyanese exhibitors on standards for exporting to US

first_imgMany of the participants in the Florida International Trade Conference and Expo (FITCE 2019) that are small manufacturers of sauces, cosmetics and other products which require US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval in order to enter the US market met with Kim Prenter, a senior official of the Administration.FDA executive Kim Prenter and Wesley Kirton, President of the Guyanese American Chamber of Commerce (GACC)The invitation was extended to Prenter by Wesley Kirton, President of the Guyanese American Chamber of Commerce (GACC).During visits to the various booths, Prenter discussed with the exhibitors the standards which their products need to meet in order to be legally imported and sold in the United States.While many of the products can find markets in the US, it was pointed out that the labelling needs to be improved, in some cases to include ingredients and nutritional facts; caps need to be properly sealed, in cases where colouring is added, this needs to be stated; claims of benefits of the use of lotions and soaps either need to be medically proven or removed from the packaging, exporters need to be registered with the FDA in both Guyana and the United States and the processing/production process needs to be certified.Quite a few companies have shown interest in some of the products from Guyana and impressed with the quality of especially the pepper sauces, green seasonings, bar-b-que sauces, soaps and coconut oil. Many were not too familiar with the cassareep and achar and information on their use were provided.On Thursday, the Guyanese manufacturers, many of them small enterprises owned and operated by women, will participate in an FDA workshop that will include the agency’s legal team.The FDA has agreed to prepare and provide to the GACC a number of documents regarding import guidelines which the Chamber will share with Guyanese manufacturers, as well as with Chamber of Commerce and the Private Sector Commission in Guyana.Kirton also discussed with the FDA the possibility of hosting in workshop in Guyana for the manufacturers, as well as visit to their operations with a view to having these certified by the agency.last_img read more

GECOM Chair’s appoint not “flawed” – President Granger

first_imgPresident David Granger, this morning, told reporters that he has never acted outside of the Constitution and maintains that his unilateral appointment of retired Justice James Patterson to the post of Chairman of the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) is not flawed.The President’s comment came after the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ), on Monday, ruled that he acted outside of the Constitution when Patterson was unilaterally and the process used was “flawed”.President David Granger“I have never gone outside of the Constitution. If they (the CCJ) tell me the process is flawed, they must let me know what the flaw is…there’s no way I can see the decisions I’ve taken were flawed,” the President said.More details in the Thursday, June 20, 2019 edition of the Guyana Times.last_img read more

Five things we learned from the Champions League

first_img0Shares0000Lionel Messi cut a forlorn figure as he left the Stadio Olimpico pitch after Roma stunned Barcelona© AFP LLUIS GENEPARIS, France, Apr 11 – Roma pulled off one of the greatest Champions League fightbacks to dump Lionel Messi and Barcelona out at the quarter-final stage, while Mohamed Salah continued his remarkable goalscoring form as Liverpool wrapped up victory over Manchester City.Here are five things we learned from the Champions League quarter-final, second legs on Tuesday: Klopp has the better of GuardiolaLiverpool’s manager Jurgen Klopp (L) and Manchester City’s manager Pep Guardiola look destined to compete for the sport’s biggest prizes for years to comeJurgen Klopp has beaten Pep Guardiola more times than any other manager, with Tuesday’s 2-1 second-leg win taking the tally to seven victories from 13 meetings.Two German Super Cup triumphs with Borussia Dortmund against Guardiola’s Bayern Munich bolster Klopp’s head-to-head record, but three consecutive successes with Liverpool in the last four months show that the German clearly has the better of his counterpart for now.Even Guardiola said himself before the first leg that the way his City side play is perfect for Liverpool, and apart from a stirring first-half effort from City in the return game, the quarter-final proved exactly that.City still vulnerable after half-timeManchester City captain Vincent Kompany is on the verge of winning his third Premier League titleFor all their possession and excellent attacking football, Guardiola’s City continue to find themselves caught out shortly after the interval.Although Liverpool’s three-goal burst last week came in the opening 45 minutes, they hit City with quickfire goals in the 59th and 61st minutes when they inflicted a first Premier League defeat of the season on the English champions-elect in January.Cruising towards a title celebration in front of their home fans in Saturday’s Manchester derby, City collapsed after the break as Paul Pogba’s 53rd and 55th-minute strikes set Manchester United on their way to a famous 3-2 win.That Achilles heel resurfaced on Tuesday, as after a rousing first-half performance gave them hope, Salah’s 39th goal of the season all but ended the tie 11 minutes into the second period.VAR debate will rumble onMohamed Salah celebrates after scoring Liverpool’s equaliser on the night© AFP PAUL ELLISPerhaps the turning point in the tie came shortly before half-time when Leroy Sane had a potentially crucial second Manchester City goal wrongly ruled out for offside.UEFA president Aleksander Ceferin in February said that video technology would not be introduced for European competitions next season, citing “lots of confusion”.But VAR will be used at the World Cup and is already in place in Serie A and the Bundesliga. The referee and his two assistants in the Liverpool half failed to notice that it was visiting midfielder James Milner who played the ball back to Sane, meaning that the German winger’s goal should have stood.Dzeko finds cracks in Barca armourEdin Dzeko’s early goal set Roma up for a memorable comeback against Barcelona© AFP LLUIS GENEAn incredible season had seen Barcelona go 40 matches unbeaten in La Liga and the Champions League, but Roma summoned a fightback that brought back memories of Barca against Paris Saint-Germain last season.Eusebio Di Francesco’s hosts — 4-1 down from the first leg — attacked from the off, with Edin Dzeko the driving force that finally pushed Barca into submission.His away goal had given Roma a glimmer of hope, and his sixth-minute strike kick-started a memorable night. Barcelona struggled under a barrage of crosses and set-pieces, with first-leg own-goal villains Daniele De Rossi and Kostas Manolas completing the job from a penalty and a corner respectively.Runaway league leaders come unstuckBarcelona’s Argentinian forward Lionel Messi looks on during the UEFA Champions League round of sixteen second leg football match between FC Barcelona and Chelsea FC at the Camp Nou stadium in Barcelona on March 14, 2018.Manchester City and Barcelona are all but certain to wrap up comfortable league titles in England and Spain this season, but both were unceremoniously dumped out of Europe.While opponents have failed to hurt either team domestically, they have found life tougher in the Champions League. Four of City’s seven defeats this season have come in the competition, with the two by Liverpool following losses at the hands of Basel and Shakhtar Donetsk, while Barca collapsed in dramatic style at the Stadio Olimpico.Juventus look set to claim the Serie A title, but head to the Bernabeu on Wednesday facing a 3-0 deficit. French champions-elect Paris Saint-Germain were dumped out by Real Madrid in the last 16.Bayern Munich, already crowned Bundesliga champions, will hope to be the exception to the rule against Sevilla, with a 2-1 lead to defend in Bavaria.0Shares0000(Visited 2 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

After 22 defeats, Gibraltar finally win a game

first_img0Shares0000At last: Gibraltar’s Roy Chipolina scored the only goal © AFP/File / ELVIS BARUKCICPARIS, France, Oct 13 – Little Gibraltar finally won their first competitive match after 22 defeats on Saturday when they beat Armenia — who featured Arsenal star Henrikh Mkhitaryan — 1-0 in the UEFA Nations League.A penalty in the 50th minute by captain Roy Chipolina gave Gibraltar the three points in Yerevan. It was just the tiny territory’s third win since they joined UEFA following friendly victories against Malta in 2014 and Latvia in March this year.Saturday’s win came despite an organisational blunder at the start of the game when local authorities played the national anthem of Liechtenstein instead of Gibraltar.“The Armenian FA has apologised to the Head of Delegation representing the Gibraltar FA in Yerevan for the oversight and an announcement has been made at the national stadium apologising for the error,” tweeted the Gibraltar FA.Since Gibraltar joined UEFA in 2013, they have suffered a series of heavy defeats, losing to Poland 8-1 and 7-0 and 7-0 against Germany and the Republic of Ireland in Euro 2016 qualifying.Their worst defeat was a 9-0 hammering at the hands of Belgium in World Cup qualifying in 2017.“So proud of the team and everyone involved. We have had many disappointments yet continued to work hard and believe. #history,” tweered Chipolina.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Use of outlawed drug upheld in religious rite

first_imgWASHINGTON – A small branch of a South American religious sect may use hallucinogenic tea as part of a ritual intended to connect with God, the Supreme Court ruled unanimously Tuesday. In its first religious-freedom decision under Chief Justice John Roberts, the court said the government cannot hinder religious practices without proof of a compelling need to do so. “This is a very important decision for minority religious freedom in this country,” said lawyer John Boyd, representing about 130 U.S. members of O Centro Espirita Beneficiente Uniao do Vegetal who live in New Mexico, California and Colorado. The tea, which contains an illegal drug known as dimethyltryptamine or DMT, is considered sacred to members of the sect, which has a blend of Christian beliefs and South American traditions. Members believe they can understand God only by drinking the tea, which is consumed twice a month at four-hour ceremonies. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECasino Insider: Here’s a look at San Manuel’s new high limit rooms, Asian restaurant A trial judge found the government’s evidence that the drug is harmful equal in weight to information provided by the sect that its method of using the tea is not. Roberts, in writing the opinion for the court, said the government had failed to prove that federal drug laws should outweigh the Religious Freedom Restoration Act, which Congress passed in 1993 to prohibit burdening a person’s exercise of religion. The Bush administration had argued that using the drug in the tea not only violates a federal narcotics law but also a treaty in which the United States promised to block the importation of drugs including DMT. Religious groups of various faiths, along with civil-liberties organizations, filed friend-of-the-court briefs supporting the sect. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

SPORTS PARTNERSHIP TO HOLD CHILDREN’S OFFICER WORKSHOP

first_imgDonegal Sports Partnership is holding a Children’s Officer Workshop in their Letterkenny office on Saturday 23rd February.Application is open to participants who have already completed the Child Protection Basic Awareness Workshop.The six hour workshop starts at 10:00am with a half hour break for lunch at 1:00pm. Cost is €25.00 per person. Places as limited to 16, so early booking is essential. Application form is available from the Donegal Sports Partnership office, Pearse Road, Letterkenny, you can also email or phone: danny@activedonegal.com / 074 9116078 for further information.  SPORTS PARTNERSHIP TO HOLD CHILDREN’S OFFICER WORKSHOP was last modified: February 4th, 2013 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)last_img read more