Garden party in the Jungle

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first_imgThey may be close to the middle of the table, but these two rivals will top the bill in today’s round of the Red Stripe Premier League (RSPL).Arnett Gardens, a team favoured by neutrals and one which increased in popularity when the likes of Walter Boyd, Onandi Lowe and Fabian Davis – all national players – donned their colours, will headline today’s RSPL action when they host their biggest rivals, Tivoli Gardens, in a game which represents more than football for many. Kick-off time is 3 p.m.While many will be looking on at the quality of football on display, others will be looking at the sharpness, or the lack thereof, of the Arnett Gardens team as they did not train for three days. The Junglists, as Arnett Gardens are dubbed, are, at least, one of two teams in turmoil after the salaries of players and coaching staff were slashed.”There are several things that can affect us, but we just have to put them behind us. Yes, we have not trained for three consecutive days and this morning we had a training session for the first time since then,” Arnett Gardens coach Jerome Waite confirmed to The Sunday Gleaner yesterday.That situation, Waite conceded, could give the visitors the advantage, but he added that the significance of the game will not allow his team to be anything less than competitive.”The opposing team could have the advantage, yes, but a game against Tivoli Gardens is always more than just a game. Politics is always a factor. There is the rivalry and bragging rights, of course. It is our equivalent of a Manchester City-Manchester United derby. That is how big it is.”With that being the situation, you know we will find a way. Anything but a positive result will not satisfy us. Our objective is to ensure that we don’t lose at home – as we did two years ago when we last won,” Waite explained.As far as Tivoli Gardens are concerned, they are running into good form at the right time.”We foresee that this game will be a very tough one as Arnett Gardens are playing well and are playing at home. Traditionally, these games are very physical ones and this should be no different,” Coach Omar Edwards said.”What is good for us is that we are coming off a good result. Our last game, a 3-0 win over Reno, shows that we are capable of scoring goals and preventing other teams from scoring, so this is a plus for us,” added Edwards.EXPERIENCE AND CONFIDENCEWhat is even more positive for Edwards is the fact that his team is gelling nicely. Veteran goalkeeper Edsel Scott, he said, has come in and brought experience and confidence to the team. Scott’s experience, as well as the quality of another veteran, Jermaine Johnson, added to those of emerging stars Elton Thompson, who has scored three goals in two games, and the midfield duo of Tevin Shaw and Marvin Stewart.Arnett Gardens, on the other hand, will be looking to the veteran pair of captain O’neil Thompson and Dicoy Williams to provide leadership at the back and count on the offensive gifts of Fabian Reid, Marvin Morgan, Kemal Malcolm and the young Damari Deacon to provide the ammunition.At Wespow Park, the defending champions, Montego Bay United, will have it all to do against leaders UWI FC, especially in the absence of their top forward, Dino Williams, who got himself sent off against Portmore United last week. Former champions Harbour View will be aiming to continue their stabilisation with a win over the struggling Jamalco.Second-placed Humble Lion will look to show their superiority over the surprisingly competitive Maverley-Hughenden FC. Wolry Wolfe has led Humble Lion from the front as always, but the Humble Lion backline will have to contend with Phillip Peddie, who has scored in every single game he has played since his return from overseas.Portmore United will be looking to add another scalp to their collection when they host the battling Waterhouse at Prison Oval, while Reno will be looking to put some distance between themselves and the bottom two when they host the embattled Boys’ Town.Today’s games:o 3 p.m: Humble Lion vs Maverley-Hughenden – Effortville Community Centreo 7 p.m: Harbour View vs Jamalco – Harbour View Stadiumo 3 p.m: Portmore United vs Waterhouse – Prison Oval Complexo 3 p.m: Montego Bay United vs UWI FC – Wespow Parko 3 p.m: Reno vs Boys Town – Frome Complexo 3 p.m: Arnett Gardens FC vs Tivoli Gardens FC – Anthony Spaulding Complexlast_img read more

Cristiano Ronaldo held scoreless in Madrid as Atletico beats Juventus

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first_imgJuventus forward Cristiano Ronaldo reacts during the Champions League round of 16 first leg soccer match between Atletico Madrid and Juventus at Wanda Metropolitano stadium in Madrid, Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2019. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)MADRID— Atletico Madrid’s vaunted center-back pairing finally got the better of Cristiano Ronaldo on Wednesday, even providing the goals after holding their long-time rival scoreless for once.In a match where Atletico had more trouble with video review than Ronaldo, the Spanish team kept the Portugal star in check but had to overcome two key VAR decisions to defeat Juventus 2-0 in the first leg of the Champions League’s round of 16.ADVERTISEMENT “We hope the VAR keeps improving and helping make things right, but do you really believe that a person who is 1.87-meters tall can fall that way in a game action like the one with Morata?” said Simeone, who celebrated his team’s first goal with an obscene gesture and could face UEFA sanctions.The hosts dominated after an even first half at Wanda Metropolitano Stadium, and both Costa and Antoine Griezmann missed clear scoring chances before Gimenez found the net after getting to a loose ball inside the area in the 78th and Godin added to the lead with an angled volley in the 83rd after defenders failed to fully clear a free kick cross by Griezmann. The shot seemed to take a slight deflection off Ronaldo, who was the closest player to Godin but wasn’t able to block the effort.“Luckily we were able to overcome the calls that went against us with the VAR,” Godin said. “It was a great result, scoring twice and not conceding, but we will have to be prepared for the final 90 minutes in Turin.”Ronaldo was loudly booed when his name was announced before the match, and he drew even louder jeers from the Atletico crowd when he prompted the game to be interrupted because he remained on the ground after getting his foot stepped on later in the first half.Ronaldo almost scored when his long-range free kick forced Atletico goalkeeper Jan Oblak to make a difficult save in the ninth minute. He had another attempt with a deflected shot a few minutes later, but didn’t come close to the Atletico goal again until a late header sailed over the crossbar.ADVERTISEMENT Eugenie Bouchard’s bid for Australian Open spot ends in qualifying Central defenders Jose Maria Gimenez and Diego Godin scored late to give Atletico the win, after the hosts had a penalty kick taken away and a goal disallowed by VAR.Ronaldo, jeered nearly every time he touched the ball, had a quiet performance in his first match in the Spanish capital since leaving Real Madrid last summer. He came close to scoring with a booming shot from a free kick less than 10 minutes into the match, but had few opportunities after that.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubsHeavily marked from the start, Ronaldo wasn’t able to add to his good record against the old rival, which he helped eliminate in four straight seasons in the Champions League while playing for Real Madrid.Atletico had a first-half penalty reversed by VAR after it determined that Diego Costa was fouled outside the area, and the referee also consulted video replays on the pitchside monitor before disallowing a second-half goal by Alvaro Morata for a push on Juventus defender Giorgio Chiellini. Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? LATEST STORIES MOST READ Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Rogue cops marked as Gamboa’s targets in his appointment as PNP chief “Ronaldo played a good match, he is used to this type of match,” Juventus coach Massimiliano Allegri said. “The entire team had a letdown in the second half. It’s a lesson we need to learn going into the return match.”Ronaldo had not played in Madrid since joining Juventus in a blockbuster transfer at the end of last season. He had played with Real Madrid for nearly a decade, leading the Spanish powerhouse to four Champions League titles in five seasons, including in the last three.Entering Wednesday’s match, Ronaldo had scored 22 goals in 31 matches against Atletico in all competitions. In the Champions League, he helped Madrid beat Atletico in two finals (2014 and 2016), one quarterfinal (2015) and one semifinal (2017). He had scored four goals in six Champions League games against the city rival.Atletico Madrid is back in the round of 16 after failing to make it out of the group stage last season.Juventus was runner-up in the Champions League in 2015 and 2017. Last year, it was eliminated by Ronaldo’s Real Madrid in the quarterfinals.This year’s Champions League final will be played at Atletico’s Wanda Metropolitano Stadium.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title 76ers center Joel Embiid out a week with sore left knee Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. 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36 cases to be heard during June session of Berbice Assizes

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first_imgMoments after the February session of the 2016 Berbice Assizes was closed on Tuesday, the June session wasAssistant Superintendent of Police, Keith Williams leading the parade along Esplanade Road for the opening of the sessionopened.The session will be presided over by Justice Jo-Ann Barlow, who will make her first sitting on July 6. However, in the interim, Justice Brassington Reynolds will preside.The session was opened with the traditional parade and march past outside the High Court on Esplanade Road, New Amsterdam, Berbice, Region Six (East Berbice-Corentyne).The parade was led by Assistant Superintendent of Police, Keith Williams, and included 30 trainees from the Felix Austin Police Training College in Berbice.Senior Superintendent of Prisons, Paul James said that there were no females awaiting trial in the High Court.However, of the 36 men, 30 are awaiting trial for the capital offence of murder, four for sexual penetration, one for sexual assault and one for unlawful and malicious wounding.Senior Superintendent James noted that two persons indicted for murder – Omar Bacchus, 23, and Navin Sugrim, 25, have indicated their willingness to plead guilty.Attorney-at Law Stacy Goodings will represent the State at the Assizes.Meanwhile, Justice Reynolds reminded the jurors that jury service was a civic responsibility.He explained that Justice Jo-Ann Barlow will not be at the Berbice Assizes until July 6 and, as such, jurors will not be required at such time.last_img read more

$488M modern asphalt plant arrives in Guyana

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first_imgGuyana is now equipped with the “most modern” asphalt plant in the region, which costs in excess of $488 million, but will aid in producing top quality material, primarily used for road construction.The parts for the plant arrived in Guyana on Monday from Germany and are to be assembled soon at the Demerara Harbour Bridge Corporation (DHBC), Garden of Eden branch, East Bank Demerara.It is expected to reduce costs in the construction of asphalt concrete roads in the near future.General Manager of the DHBC Rawlston Adams explained more in a brief telephone interview with this publication on Tuesday. According to him, “It will enable us to produce much more asphalt at a better quality than we are producing right now, because the plant that we are using is “mix” plant; this plant is a patch mix plant at a 160 tonnes per hour”.Once assembled, this plant will be the largest in the country and most modern in the region. With these qualities, the plant will be able to not only supply local needs, but international ones as well.In a statement, the Ministry of Public Infrastructure (MoPI) said that the design for the installation of the plant and overall construction will go out to tender shortly. Furthermore, it informed that the full installation of the asphalt structure should be completed by the end of September.During a visit to the Demerara Shipping Wharf on Monday, Subject Minister David Patterson inspected the parts of the plant where he explained that the decision to purchase a new plant was made since 2016. According to him, it will allow the Ministry to do “better and bigger things”.The new asphalt plant was procured through public tender during 2018 by the Demerara Harbour Bridge Corporation, signalling an increase in operations and growth in demand.The new asphalt plant will have the power and capability to produce approximately 160 tonnes of asphalt per hour – almost four times faster than the current asphalt plant.Initially, the plant was expected to be in Guyana by February.As an infrastructural investment, this plant is expected to provide efficiency in the continuity of supply of materials to the Ministry in the execution of road construction and rehabilitation, without compromising quality or price, as the DHBC remains the cheapest asphalt concrete-producing company in Guyana.Further, as the product of a top brand worldwide, the new plant is expected to meet all required environmental standards regarding air and noise emissions.last_img read more

NPSS Senior Basketball teams prepping for second straight weekend of action in Edmonton

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first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The North Peace Secondary School’s Senior Basketball teams are preparing for another weekend of action, while the Junior Boys have the weekend off.The Junior Boys were in Prince George for the Icebreaker Tournament and came home nearly going undefeated, losing a close one in the finals.The Senior Boys and Girls were at the Sturgeon Composite High School near Edmonton. The Girls placed first in the consolation round, while the Boys finished in third place overall.- Advertisement -The Senior Boys and Girls are off to the Scona Tournament in Edmonton this weekend.last_img

Picture: Marquee arrival at Anfield!

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first_img Marquee arrival at Liverpool 1 Despite the end of season thrashing at the hands of Stoke, there should be no discontent at Anfield this summer… although there could be a discount tent.Yes, the picture above appears to show a new marquee arrival at Liverpool.It may not be Christian Benteke, but it certainly looks like it’s got a better left peg than Mario Balotelli.Joking aside, for serious Liverpool transfer news and rumours, check out talksport.com/football/liverpoollast_img

Officials support mining limit bill

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first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE11 theater productions to see in Southern California this week, Dec. 27-Jan. 2“Those are the arguments we’ll take to Washington.” McKeon said Wednesday in an exclusive interview that he wasn’t confident the bill would pass, given powerful federal mining laws backing the Cemex plan, but said he wants the issue “on the table.” “While I don’t believe that this bill is the final word on the Soledad mining issue, I do believe that it will serve to move the process forward,” McKeon said in a statement issued Thursday. Susana Duarte, a Cemex vice president, released a companystatement that said the company intends to move forward. “For more than a decade, this project has been on hold. It is an important one that would provide a much-needed resource in L.A. County and Southern California. Home foundations, schools, freeways and roads simply cannot be constructed without this resource without adding significant cost,” the company statement. In the past, the company has said it would be willing to mine elsewhere if a site were offered. But neither the BLM nor Cemex intends at this point to back down. Under current plans, the company expects to begin mining by next year. Still, city officials are confident. “(McKeon) indicated passage (of his bill) is going to be difficult, but that’s not to say it can’t happen and won’t happen,” Murphy said. “We just need to work with him very closely.” The bill’s first step is a review by the House Resources Committee, chaired by U.S. Rep. Richard Pombo, a Republican from California’s Central Valley. Santa Clarita has spent more than $6 million in its battle against the mine, including buying a portion of the land – but not the mineral rights – that the mine would sit on. “There is no doubt in my mind that Santa Clarita’s concerns are real …,and that they have genuine concerns,” McKeon said in the statement. “For its part, Cemex wants to be compensated. My legislation is a first step toward … bringing balance to those two positions and to get(getting) the parties to begin to talk about solutions, instead of talking about their problems.” The McKeon legislation would cancel the Cemex leases and prohibit the BLM from re-leasing the land, except for mining at “historic levels,” defined in the billas 300,000 tons of aggregate a year. In exchange, Cemex would be given minerals of equal value in the form of credits that can be used in other areas of California. pat.aidem@dailynews.com (661) 257-5251160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! SANTA CLARITA – City Hall rallied Thursday behind U.S. Rep. Howard P. “Buck” McKeon – Santa Clarita’s first mayor – as he introduced the Soledad Canyon Mine Leases Adjustment Act, a bill to help resolve the ongoing dispute over the planned Cemex mine in Canyon Country. Michael Murphy, the city’s intergovernmental relations officer, said Santa Clarita officials will travel to Washington, D.C., to lobby for passage of the bill. The legislation would cancel the current agreement with the federal Bureau of Land Management that allows Cemex to mine a staggering 56.1 million tons of sand and gravel from Soledad Canyon, near the headwaters of the Santa Clara River. The aggregate, used to make cement, would help fuel California’s building industry. “The argument that we’ve been making all along on this issue is the negative impact this mine would have on our air quality, the significant increase in traffic on local roads and State Route 14 and the negative impact on overall quality of life in the Santa Clarita Valley,” Murphy said. last_img read more

‘There were some issues’ – Man United star lifts lid on relationship with Mourinho

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first_img How Man United could line up for Newcastle clash – will Pogba start? Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade A below-par display against Tottenham Hotspur in January saw him dropped for matches against Huddersfield in the Premier League and Sevilla in the Champions League.His overall performances were promising as he registered 10 assists and scored six goals in the Premier League, including two in a dramatic win over Manchester City. smart causal Manchester United star Paul Pogba had a mixed season at Old Trafford. And Pogba has insisted any problems between himself and Mourinho are in the past.The French star said: “It was a better season than the previous one.“It was an experience. There were some small issues with [Mourinho], but they were nothing in the end.“Being a substitute, that sort of thing, it helps you to grow. I have to accept it.”  RANKED Every current Premier League club’s best kit from the past decade crackers Latest Manchester United news Brown’s half-time antics, eight-goal thrillers… relive these Boxing Day classics silverware 2 gameday cracker possible standings Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT who plays? England’s most successful clubs of the past decade, according to trophies won 2 REVEALED Manchester United star Paul Pogba and manager Jose Mourinho argue during their defeat to Tottenham at Wembley. Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won REVEALED Manchester United superstar Paul Pogba has revealed there were ‘small issues’ between himself and manager Jose Mourinho last season.The French midfielder saw his campaign broken up by periods of injury and poor form as he looks to justify the £89million world-record transfer, which was completed in 2016. Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? How the Premier League table could change after the Boxing Day fixtures deals Man United transfer news live: Haaland ‘wants a change’, two players off in January talkSPORT will be with listeners all day and all night at this year’s 2018 FIFA World Cup™ with over 800 hours of World Cup content and all 64 games live across the talkSPORT network.last_img read more

GARTH BROOKS SUPERFAN VOWS NEVER TO STEP INTO CROKE PARK AGAIN

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first_imgA Garth Brooks superfan has vowed never to attend another GAA match after the decision to cancel all five gigs.Garth Brooks fan Edel is devastated.Edel Kirwin was left devastated when she queued for two days but failed to get tickets of any of Garth’s shows.But amazingly the singer appeared on Highland Radio and heard of Edel’s plight. The singing sensation promised Edel and her sister Karen four tickets each and he was true to his word.But now Edel, from Letterkenny, who is also a big GAA fan, has vowed never to step inside Croke Park or any other GAA ground again.“I cannot begin to describe how cheated I feel by the GAA and this Government.“They should never have given the go-ahead for five concerts if they weren’t going to give permission for them,” she fumed. Edel backed Garth and said he was completely right in not performing three concerts instead of five.She has also vowed NOT to go and see him in Ireland IF he ever plays here again.Garth has been forced to cancel all five gigs.“I will see what he has to say during the week and I will save up my money and go and see him in some other country.“I would not give the Government my money after this catastrophe.“They are taxing people up their eyeballs and then they are taking away the small moments of enjoyment they can have. “It’s a joke and the whole world is laughing at us,” she said.Meanwhile Mary From Dungloe Festival organisers have offered a Garth Brooks alternative to fans.Disappointed Garth Brooks fans due to travel to Dublin at the end of the month can hold on to their cowboy hats for a special event at the Mary from Dungloe Festival.The 10-day festival gets underway on Saturday, July 26th and many regular festival goers had planned to be in Dublin from July 25th to 29th for the five shows at Croke Park but the cancellation announcement on Tuesday evening put an end to those plans. The Mary from Dungloe festival programme includes a Garth Brooks tribute gig on Sunday, 27th on the town’s main street at 4 p.m. with Gary Mc Evoy’s ‘Thunder Roll Tour ‘14’. Festival organisers were quick off the mark this week to offer disappointed fans a ‘soft landing’ following the cancellation of the five Dublin gigs.Deirdre Wilson of the festival committee joined in the sympathy to the 400,000 ticket holders on Tuesday evening but said main street in Dungloe is the new alternative on Sunday, July 27th.“It’s very disappointing news for the 400,000 fans with tickets – many from here in Donegal – but we are delighted to offer them a free alternative. We have Gary Mc Evoy and his Garth Brooks tribute show on the main street from 4 to 6 p.m. and it’ll surely be a bigger event now. This was going to be a fantastic show anyway and it’ll give the many fans a chance to sample some of Gath’s music. They can get their Croke Park tickets refunded from Ticketmaster as our show is all for free,” she said.GARTH BROOKS SUPERFAN VOWS NEVER TO STEP INTO CROKE PARK AGAIN was last modified: July 9th, 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:Croke ParkEdel KirwinGarth Brooksgig cancelledMary from Dungloe festivallast_img read more

REVEALED: HOW RORY KAVANAGH IS HAVING A ‘SUPER BOWL’ AFTER QUITTING COUNTY TEAM

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first_imgRory Kavanagh swaps GAA for American football this weekendDONEGAL’S elite GAA footballers are spending today preparing for National League action against Derry in Ballybofey tonight.But former county star Rory Kavanagh is preparing for action of a different kind and is planning to have a bowl – a Super Bowl!He’s inviting people from across Donegal to join him tomorrow evening for a chance to win €1,000 in prizes and watch American Football’s showpiece on big screens at O’Donnell Park The Seattle Seahawks are bidding for back to back Super Bowl victories as they go head to head with 3 time NFL Champions The New England Patriots.Will QB Russell Wilson lead the Seahawks to victory or will The Comeback Kid Tom Brady lead the Patriots to another victory At SuperBowl XLIX?Rory and veteran John Haran are behind the night’s craic at St Eunan’s club house.Hot Dogs, Buffalo wings, Chilli Beef & Nachos…and cold beers will be on offer. There will also be a Special Super Bowl Beer promotion on the Night.They are also running two games of Super Bowl Squares and there are a Limited number boxes still available and can be secured for either the €10 or €20 game.There are prizes at the end of each quarter and they are, as follows for the €10 Game of Super Bowl Squares:First quarter – 6-month gym membership at the Mount Errigal HotelHalf time – €150 cash prize 3rd quarter- meal voucher for the Yellow Pepper and a €20 M&S VoucherFull time – €350 cash prize + bottle of Cava and winners T shirtThe €20 Game of Super Bowl is a Cash Game and the prizes are:1st Quarter: €100 HT: €1003rd Quarter: €100FT: €700There will also be a halftime raffle which includes vouchers for:Brian McCormick Sports (€50)Stateside Restaurant (€25)Edge Hair SalonPeadar Jims Outside Maintenance (€100 voucher)There will also be spot prizes on the night kindly sponsored.The craic starts at 10pm….with throw-in (sorry kick off) at 11.30pm!REVEALED: HOW RORY KAVANAGH IS HAVING A ‘SUPER BOWL’ AFTER QUITTING COUNTY TEAM was last modified: January 31st, 2015 by John2Share 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:american footbaAmerican FootballGAARory Kavanaghsocial clubSportsSt Eunan’s GAA clubSuper Bowllast_img read more