Weed your community’s playfield yourselves – Ramjattan to Agricola residents

first_imgPublic Security Minister Khemraj Ramjattan on Saturday informed residents of Agricola, Greater Georgetown that they must not depend on the Government to do everything. In fact, he told the residents that they should weed the community’s play field themselves, which is presently covered in overgrown vegetation. He made the comments at a job fair held in Agricola where he reflected on his days as a young man. He said he was part of a cricket team which did the same thing for their local community ground.“It is important that these things happen in your area and it happen as a result of your effort. Not everything Government will provide, and I want to tell you that,” Ramjattan said.The Minister said even in the United States (US), France and the United Kingdom (UK), residents make donations; Guyanese must play a part as citizens to reduce the work of the Government.CrimeSpeaking on the issue of the crime rate in the community, the Public Security Minister stated that residents have the power to overcome their demons.He said while the desire of being rich exists in the life of every human being, it is their duty to practice self-restraint.“We live in an area that is extra ordinarily violent if you didn’t know. South America, next to Venezuela, next to Columbia, Bolivia and Ecuador and Brazil are extra ordinarily violent societies when it comes to the crime rates and all of that and it is largely because of so much gun-running, Trafficking in Persons, cocaine and poverty levels,” he explained.He said Government is quite aware of those activities in neighbouring countries and does not want that criminal behaviour to trickle in.last_img read more

Coaches unimpressed with Huskies 7-1 loss to Navigators

first_imgThe Navigators led 1-0 after the first period but the Huskies were badly outplayed as the shots were 8-2 after the first period. Fort St. John was also unable to generate momentum with two early power plays.Things fell off the rails for the Huskies in the opening minutes of the second. The Navigators opened the scoring 30 seconds into the second period and they would go on to score six goals in the opening seven minutes of the second period to lead 7-0. Fort St. John would score their lone goal in the third.Assistant Coach Todd Alexander says the team did not come ready to play and was the worst game he had been a involved with in a long time.- Advertisement -“There was no effort, no attitude. We just showed up and put our gear on. That was the worst hockey game that we have played as a group hands down. We haven’t played that bad in this organization in three years.”Alexander continued by saying the team did nothing with their power plays to start the game“I don’t think we were in it from the hop. We had two power plays to start the game and we got out shot 8-2 in the first period. When you have two early power plays about five minutes in there’s no way that you should have two shots on net.”Advertisement The Huskies are capable of being one of the top teams in the league and are able to do what is necessary to compete. Despite that the team has not been doing what it takes to win as of late and has been bailed out by goaltending over their most recent stretch.“We’re a hard working hockey team, we’re a 200 foot hockey team. We have a good power play when we want to. We need to be finishing our checks; we need to be skating and get back to being ready before the game as a group,” he states. “We haven’t gotten ready as a group before the game in about two weeks. It’s been terrible there and it’s showing on lots of our games. If we hadn’t had the goaltending we’ve had in the last two weeks we’d be sitting down in the hole somewhere.”Scoring for the Huskies was Brighton Campbell. Shots at the end of the contest were 32-16 in favour of the Navigators.Next for Fort St. John is a game in Grande Prairie against the JDA Kings on Friday night at 8:30 p.m. The game can be heard on Moose FM with the pregame show starting at 8:15.Advertisementlast_img read more

Guardiola joy as Man City reach 100 points

first_imgGabriel Jesus struck with virtually the last kick at St Mary’s to take City to the century mark in suitably dramatic fashion.Guardiola’s wild celebration with his backroom staff showed what it meant to the Spaniard for City to achieve yet another astonishing feat.“It’s incredible, I don’t have words, 100 points!” Guardiola said.“When you win for 100 points it’s something special for the club. I think it’s a record that will stay for a long time.“All season we didn’t surrender, we never gave up and tried until the end. It was an amazing finish from Gabriel.”City’s 100-point haul comes after they set a new Premier League points record by beating Brighton in midweek, taking them past the total set by Chelsea in 2004-05.They have also scored the most goals in a single Premier League campaign (106), won the most games (32) and amassed the most consecutive victories (18) in a season that has seen them ranked along with the best teams in the history of English football.City finished 19 points clear of second placed Manchester United — the biggest title-winning margin in the Premier League era — to emphasis the gap between the runaway champions and the chasing pack.“Numbers are numbers, they are the consequence of the way we played. We didn’t play perfect for 38 games but most of the time we were so good,” Guardiola added.“We were better than our opponents and the records we broke came from the way we played.”– City slickers –Fortunately for fourth bottom Southampton, the defeat didn’t matter in their battle to avoid relegation as third bottom Swansea lost against Stoke, ensuring Mark Hughes’ side avoided the drop by three points.City are due to celebrate their title success with an open-top bus parade through the streets of Manchester on Monday.But they had no intention of letting the impending party distract them on the south-coast.City controlled first-half possession before Saints defender Wesley Hoedt headed against Claudio Bravo’s crossbar from a Dusan Tadic corner.Guardiola’s men pushed hard in the second half and Raheem Sterling struck the righthand post with a deflected effort before John Stones’ header from the resultant corner was tipped over by Alex McCarthy.Guardiola introduced youngsters Brahim Diaz and Phil Foden late on, ensuring both players have registered five appearances to earn a Premier League medal — with Foden becoming the youngest ever winner at 17 years and 350 days old.The game appeared to heading for a draw but, six years to the day since Sergio Aguero’s last-second title-winning goal for City against QPR, Jesus found space in the final moments to lift the ball over McCarthy and spark mayhem among the travelling fans.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000100 points: Pep Guardiola directs his Man City team on Sunday © AFP / Glyn KIRKSOUTHAMPTON, United Kingdom, May 13 – Pep Guardiola saluted his “incredible” Manchester City as the champions became the first Premier League side to reach 100 points thanks to a 1-0 win at Southampton on Sunday.Guardiola’s team have been focused on rewriting the record books since clinching the English title almost a month ago and they added one last landmark achievement on the final day of the season.last_img read more

England sink Sweden to reach semis

first_imgGoalkeeper Jordan Pickford then produced a series of crucial saves in the final half-hour to seal England’s long-awaited spot in the last four.It was just a second England victory over Sweden in nine competitive meetings, and sets up a clash with either hosts Russia or Croatia on July 11 in Moscow for a place in the final.Southgate stuck with the same team that overcame Colombia on penalties in the last 16, while Sebastian Larsson returned for Sweden after missing the 1-0 win over Switzerland through suspension.Viktor Claesson drilled over for Sweden early on with an ambitious attempt from distance, while Harry Kane, the tournament’s leading scorer with six goals, dragged wide after a penetrating run by Raheem Sterling.Sweden manager Janne Andersson had warned his side England were a match for them at set-pieces, and so it proved when Maguire connected with Ashley Young’s corner after a low-key first half hour.Maguire outjumped the much smaller Emil Forsberg to nod low into the corner, as England scored for the eighth time in Russia from a dead-ball situation.The lively Sterling should have doubled the lead on the stroke of half-time when he brilliantly controlled Jordan Henderson’s lofted pass, but he was unable to find a way past Robin Olsen and his follow-up was blocked by Andreas Granqvist.Pickford had relatively little to do in a quiet first half, but the England goalkeeper produced a vital stop to claw away a Marcus Berg header minutes after the restart.England promptly cranked up the pressure and pulled further ahead on 59 minutes when a completely unmarked Alli sent a thumping header past Olsen after a first-time cross by Jesse Lingard.Maguire then lashed over after a scene of panic in the Sweden area as England chased a third goal, although they were twice indebted to Pickford for preserving their two-goal lead. 0Shares0000England defender Harry Maguire celebrates after scoring the opening goal in the World Cup quarter-final against Sweden in Samara© AFP Fabrice COFFRINISAMARA, Russia, July 7 – Harry Maguire and Dele Alli scored as England comfortably defeated Sweden 2-0 in Samara on Saturday to reach the World Cup semi-finals for the first time since 1990.Leicester defender Maguire headed in the opening goal from a corner on 30 minutes, with Alli adding a second just before the hour. The Everton shot-stopper thrust out a hand to superbly keep out Claesson’s low strike from 10 yards following a neat lay-off by Berg.Pickford then showed terrific reflexes to tip over an effort from Berg, who shot on the turn after being picked out in the area by substitute John Guidetti.Southgate withdrew Henderson for Eric Dier in the closing stages and will have a full squad to choose from in the semi-final, injuries permitting.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more


first_imgCELTIC have extended their lead over Rangers to four points tonight after a convincing 4-0 win over Hearts at Tynecastle.Goals from Brown, Wanyama, Ledley and Hooper has Celts fans heading back to Glasgow very hoopy indeed.Match report to follow BREAKING NEWS: CELTIC BEAT HEARTS 4-0 was last modified: February 8th, 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:celtic beat heartslast_img


first_imgRosses AC News: Adult training Adult training continues Tuesdays and Thursdays in the estate Gweedore starting at 7pm meeting at Euro flex. All levels of athletes welcome.All Ireland Indoor Track & Field Results:Great performances from all three of our Club athletes who competed in Day 1 of the All Ireland Indoor Champ’s in Athlone on saturday. All three athletes set new personal bests in their events and gained valuable experience competing against the cream of the country. In the field Jordon Gallagher threw a new pb of 7.41m in the boys u13 Shot. A great performance in his first year at this event.On the track both Emma Brown and Aoife mcGee both showed their talent setting pb’s of 8.43sec and 9.13sec respectively. Emma competed in the U15 60m sprint fresh of her performance in Magherafelt on Thursday. Aoife McGee also showed her potential in the U12 Girls 60m. A word of thanks to those who travelled to support these young athletes. DAY 2 saw  Leah and Amber compete.Well done to our two club athletes that competed today in Day 2 of the All Ireland indoor Track & Field Athletics champ’s in Athlone. In the U12 Girls Shot, Amber Gallagher showed great form narrowly missing out on the medals with a great throw of 6.79m to gain a well deserved 4th place.In the u14 Long Jump, Gweedore girl, Leah McGarvey again showed her talent pulling out a massive jump of 4.48m to set a new personal best. The club would also like to thank all those who travelled to Athlone to support the athletes. Next week sees DAY 3 of the National Indoor Champ’s where the Club’s relay qualifiers are in action.Ulster sportshall finals Team Donegal competed  in Magherafelt at the Ulster Sportshall Finals. The Club had 11 athletes participating in the various age groups. A total of 24 medals were won by our club athletes with 15 Gold, 6 Silver and 3 Bronze making up the tally. They all represented our club, their schools and the County to a very high standard and with great sportsmanship. A big congratulations to their coaches and team managers – Louise Gillespie, Sean Mc Ginley, Ita Gallagher and Leanne Sharkey who all travelled and also put in the hard work in order achieve todays great results. Three from the four Donegal teams have qualified for the UK finals taking place in Manchester in April. The U.15 girls teams just missed out by 6 points to Team Belfast but a fine display none the less from these talented young ladies.Congratulations to all our club members involved Track & Field Training 2016 Track & Field training started Tuesday and Thursdays at Track Carrickfinn from 6pm – 7pm and Sundays at 10.30 am for all ages – juvenile, senior, masters. Fee €2. Bring water.Bundoran 10mile/10kThe club had a massive turn out last weekend in the bundoran 10mile/10k, it is great to see such numbers representing the club well done to all our athletes who took part and keep up the good work.ROSSES AC ATHLETE JORDAN GALLAGHER SETS NEW PB IN ATHLONE was last modified: March 15th, 2016 by Mark ForkerShare 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:athleticsROSSES ACSportlast_img read more

Leicester 1-2 Liverpool player ratings: Reds stars rated and slated in victory

first_imgMuch of the pre-match talk surrounded Jurgen Klopp’s decision to drop £52million midfielder Naby Keita for captain Jordan Henderson – changing his starting XI for the first time this term.But the post-match analysis was surely focus on Alisson and the £67million goalkeeper’s howler that allowed the Foxes back into the game.The Reds were in the driving seat at the break as goals from Sadio Mane and Roberto Firmino handed them a 2-0 lead.But their performance dropped in the second-half, and a terrible mistake from Alisson saw the hosts pull one back and pile the pressure on Klopp’s men.They eventually managed to hold on to keep their place at the top of the table, but it was not a convincing display.Who the best and worst players for the Merseysiders today?See talkSPORT’s player ratings below to find out…Alisson Becker – 6/10Bizarre mistake aside, the Brazilian had a good game. He pulled off a number of crucial saves to deny the Foxes, and is a solid pair of hands the Reds have sorely needed for years. It’s when the ball is at his feet where it’s a problem. Too cute and too cocky, his tricks and flicks had not cost him until now – conceding his first goal of the campaign after he, for some reason only he can explain, attempted to Cruyff-turn Iheanacho on the edge of the box. He was tackled, the ball was squared and Leicester scored. Klopp will be praying he learns from his mistake. Georginio Wijnaldum – 5/10One of those players where after the game you wonder what he actually did, and then wonder if that’s a good or bad thing. A reliable but unspectacular presence in midfield, sitting in that more defensive role. Played the full game while Henderson was pulled off.Mohamed Salah – 6/10A frustrating game for the Egyptian. Missed a sitter in the first-half, poking wide with the goal at his mercy, and had a later long-range effort saved by Schmeichel. He was in all the right places and made all the right runs, but also made misplaced passes which could have led to goalscoring chances. Not his greatest outing. Subbed on 71 minutes.Sadio Mane – 7/10The forward continued his fine start to the season with another goal – his fourth of the season – to break the deadlock. Offers so much going forward, never stops running and is a constant menace for the opposition back-four.Roberto Firmino – 7/10Fan-favourite ‘Bobby’ made amends for missing a great early chance to score what eventually proved to be the winning goal – easily losing his man in the box with a good run and finding the net with a neat stooping header. While out-and-out strikers may linger up front, Firmino has no problem dropping deeper to help out his team-mates and played a good part in the win. Andy Robertson – 7/10Another great game for the Scot. He’s so quick, he does the job in defence and attack and got another assist for Mane’s opening goal, which showed his tirelessness as he chased a loose ball and whipped in a cross.James Milner – 6/10 As solid and industrious as ever on his 100th appearance for the Reds, Milner is one of those players you hate to play against. He covered Liverpool’s midfield brilliantly but, today, offered little going forward.Jordan Henderson – 5/10Back in the team for Keita, the captain is perhaps still a bit rusty since his extended break following the World Cup. The usual assured passing in the middle, keeping possession well in the first-half, but his lack of fitness told after the break as Leicester began to dominate and was subbed on 71 minutes. Alisson applauds the travelling Liverpool fans – but his mistake almost costs his team 5 5 Liverpool maintained their unbeaten start to the season as they claimed a nervy 2-1 victory over Leicester City at the King Power Stadium on Saturday afternoon. 5 Gomez made a number of brilliant tackles against Leicester Firmino and Mane were on target again for Liverpool 5 5 Back in the starting XI today, Henderson tired towards the end of the game Trent Alexander-Arnold – 6/10While he has shown he can offer a lot going forward, Salah’s attacking runs meant Trent is sometimes isolated at right-back and that showed today. Leicester had most of their attacking joy on that flank. Subbed on 89 minutes.Virgil Van Dijk – 7/10He’s just a beast isn’t he? Leicester kept swinging crosses into the box and the Dutchman kept batting them away. But it was his poor back pass to Alisson which put the goalkeeper in a difficult position. Leicester piled on the pressure in the second-half and he perhaps got a little flustered, but by and large he was solid.Joe Gomez – 8/10A really impressive showing from the youngster. Made a number of key challenges – including to deny James Maddison a one-on-one chance – and looks settled alongside Van Dijk. He even spared the Dutchman’s blushes with a goal-saving tackle after Maddison wriggled his way free of his team-mate. Naby Keita – N/AHard to judge a player on only 20 minutes of action, but the Reds managed to wrestle back a degree on control when the midfielder came on for Henderson. Not sure Klopp will drop the £52m man again.Xherdan Shaqiri – N/AOn for Salah for the last 20 minutes, the Swiss offers something a different from his Egyptian team-mate and brought energy to a seemingly flagging team. Helped to play it into the corner as Klopp instructed his side to run down time, which is not exactly what Reds fans will want to see, but desperate times…Joel Matip – N/ALate substitute for Alexander-Arnold just to ensure the Reds held on for all three points.Unused subs: Mignolet, Sturridge, Moreno, Lallanalast_img read more


first_imgDecades of hurt and frustration will end this weekend when the blessing of the recently erected memorial to young babies at Burt cemetery takes place. The touching ceremony, organised by the Burt Cemetery Project Committee, will take place in Burt cemetery on Saturday next 28th April at 7.00 pm immediately after evening Mass.The simple ceremony, which will be carried out by Fr Gerard Sweeney, brings to an end to a situation for many families who had babies buried in a mass unmarked grave in the corner of the main cemetery. A similar situation relating to babies buried away from the main cemetery previously existed in many parishes around the country, but many of these had already addressed the issue.Back in September a committee of local people in Burt was put in place to raise sufficient funds to erect a fitting memorial.Within an eight-week period, following a successful fundraising campaign, which received widespread support, work commenced.Although the project was completed a short while ago, it was decided the blessing would not take place until after Easter, so that everybody could have an opportunity to come along on a clear evening after Mass, to mark an historic occasion. Everyone is encouraged to attend the blessing ceremony and anyone wishing to place flowers at the plot in advance, is welcome to do so.  DECADES OF HURT TO END AS TRAGIC BABY MEMORIAL TO BE OFFICIALLY BLESSED was last modified: April 23rd, 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:baby memorialBurt Cemeterymasslast_img read more

Women’s Tennis Falls To Missouri State In MVC Tournament

first_imgMissouri State entered the event as the league’s defending champion and clinched the win at No. 3 singles when Fati Khamissi defeated Drake’s Daria Walczak 6-2, 6-6 (7-2) to advance the Bears. Doubles competition1. Liza Petushkova/Kenya Williams (DU) def. Ellie Burger/Alye Darter (MSU) 6-22. Carmen Palumbo/Daria Walczak (DU) def. Phoebe Boeschen/Anna Alons (MSU) 6-13. Kelsey Neville/Sophia Haleas (DU) def. Fati Khamissi/Alexia Meyer (MSU) 5-3 Story Links Box Score (HTML) Drake started off with a 2-0 lead by virtue of winning a pair of doubles matches followed by a 7-5, 6-1 win by Liza Petushkova at No. 1 singles. However, the Bears followed with three-straight wins at No. 2, 6 and 5 singles to take a 3-2 lead in the match. Drake tied the match at No. 4 singles when Sophia Haleas won 6-3, 6-4 to set up the decisive match at No. 3 singles. Match Notes:Drake 8-15Missouri State University 10-10Order of finish: Doubles (1,2); Singles (1,2,6,5,4,3) Print Friendly Versioncenter_img The loss ends the Bulldogs’ season with a 8-16 overall record this season. Missouri State University 4, Drake 3Singles competition1. Liza Petushkova (DU) def. Alye Darter (MSU) 7-5, 6-12. Anna Alons (MSU) def. Carmen Palumbo (DU) 6-2, 6-03. Fati Khamissi (MSU) def. Daria Walczak (DU) 6-2, 6-6 (7-2)4. Sophia Haleas (DU) def. Phoebe Boeschen (MSU) 6-3, 6-45. Clara Gand-Gonzalez (MSU) def. Kenya Williams (DU) 6-2, 6-16. Ellie Burger (MSU) def. Kelsey Neville (DU) 6-2, 6-0 Full Schedule Roster CEDAR FALLS, Iowa – The Drake University women’s tennis team fell to Missouri State, 4-3, in the opening round of the Missouri Valley Conference Championship Friday morning.last_img read more

Cranes depart for Western Region ahead of tour game

first_img Tags: 2019 AFCON2019 COSAFA Cupabdallah mubiruSebastien DesabreUganda Cranes The Uganda Cranes COSAFA team (in Red) will play a build-up game against the Western Region. (PHOTO/FUFA)Uganda Cranes Regional TourWestern Region vs Uganda CranesBushenyi Main Ground, BushenyiSaturday, 18-05-2019 @4pmEntrance: FreeKAMPALA – The COSAFA bound Uganda Cranes team have on Friday morning departed for the Western Region where they will play their next tour game.The Abdallah Mubiru side, who drew 1-1 in a build-up game against the senior Cranes team on Thursday afternoon, will take on Western Region at the Bushenyi Main Ground on Saturday.After Friday’s build-up game, Uganda Cranes head coach Sebastien Desabre could not hide his happiness about the way things are moving for the COSAFA team and his side too.“I am happy for both teams, said the Frenchman.“They have all had a wonderful display for the day.“Today’s game showed that Uganda has a lot of football talent which reflects a bright future.“We now have a total of thirty-five players in camp and easy for us to choose from.Desabre (left) was impressed by the two teams.Uganda is currently having two teams preparing for different tournaments.The one under Abdallah Mubiru is gearing up for the Upcoming COSAFA Cup in South Africa where they will feature as guests.For the senior team, they are beefing up preps for the 32nd AFCON finals that will be played in Egypt next month.The AFCON side is currently residing at the Kabira Country Club from where they will depart for United Arab Emirates where they will camp for two weeks.From there, they are expected to head to Abidjan, Ivory Coast where they are expected to play two friendly games before making their final stop in Egypt.Unlike the COSAFA team that will start at the quarter final stage in that particular competition, Desabre’s side will have group stages to negotiate at the AFCON finals.They were drawn in Group A alongside hosts Egypt, DR Congo and Zimbabwe.Uganda at AFCON 2019Group A-Egypt-DR Congo-Uganda-ZimbabweUganda’s Fixtures-Democratic Republic of Congo v Uganda, Cairo Stadium – June 22nd @2:30pm-Uganda v Zimbabwe, Cairo Stadium – June 26th @5pm-Egypt v Uganda, Cairo Stadium – June 30th @7pmComments last_img read more