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Messi: “We haven’t lost hope”

first_img “We haven’t lost hope because we drew, we’ll continue on with the same desire to win. I think we deserved to win. We tried to find spaces in Iceland’s defence but he couldn’t find them,” Messi told reporters in the mixed zone following the match with Iceland. Upd. on 17/06/2018 at 17:30 CEST 16/06/2018 Lionel Messi assured everyone after the draw with Iceland (1-1) that his team deserved to win and they still had the same desire to win the World Cup. Messi: “Me duele haber errado el penalti” EFE IN SPORT.ESlast_img read more

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first_imgBy ALANA MITCHELSON A NAR Nar Goon couple who have saved more than 100 kangaroos and wallabies at their make-shift…[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

Cardinia paramedics rise to meet record demand

first_imgAmbulance response times within Cardinia continue to improve, with Code 1 calls arriving in an average 12 minutes and 34…[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. By Jessica Anstice last_img

FAI Junior Cup 7th round draw this evening

first_imgGREENCASTLE – The Inishowen side beat defendingchampions St Michaels at the weekend 2-1 after extra time, having beaten MervueUtd on penalties in the previous round.PIKE ROVERS – The Limerick side were champions back in 2011 and they won 3-1 away to Suncroft at the weekend despite having to play with ten men for the final quarter.WESTPORT UTD– A hat-trick from Peter Corcoran saw the 2005 champions from Mayo turn arounda 2-0 first-half deficit to defeat Doolan’s Cow 3-2 in Mayfield. FAIRVIEW RANGERS – Eight-time winners Fairview Rangers from Limerick, the mostsuccessful side in the competition’s history, beat Dublin’s St John Bosco 3-0.USHER CELTIC– The Dublin side progressed to the last 16 with a 5-3 win over Limerick’sRegional United in Grangegorman.OLIVER BOND CELTIC – the Dublin side fought from a goal down to see of Donegal’s KildrumTigers 2-1, goals from Adam Mitchell and Jimmy McHugh overturning the openerfrom ex-Finn Harps striker Kevin McHugh.RUSH ATHLETIC– The North Dublin seasiders run of form continued with a hard-fought 3-1 winaway to Villa of Waterford thanks to a brace from Brian McAllister.GOREY RANGERS– A hat-trick from former Bray Wanderers playmaker Dylan Vickers helped theWexford side register a 4-0 win at home to Cashel Town.CRETTYARD –Second-halfgoals from Bobby Dowling, Lee Salter and Colin Osborne saw the Carlow leagueside see off the challenge of the Cork AUL’s Glenthorn Celtic 3-0 at theweekend.NEWPARK –The Kilkenny League club are also in the hat as goals from Eoin Wall, HenryO’Neill and Greg Morton saw them past Carrig Celtic of Limerick 3-0.SHERRIF YC –On Friday night, the 2012, 2013, 2016 and 2017 champions Sheriff YC from Dublinadvanced thanks to goalkeeper Lee Murphy’s late goal from a kick-out againstSkerries Town.CRUMLIN UTD– A hat-trick from Conor Murray sent Dublin side Crumlin United on their way toa 5-1 win over Limerick side Coonagh United on Saturday.CASTLEBAR CELTIC or TOLKA ROVERS – Tolka Rovers ran out 3-1 winners away to Shannon Hibernians at the weekend while Castlebar are waiting in the wings since early December.TRIM CELTIC or AVENUE UTD or FERRYBANK – Waterford side Ferrybank were 4-1 winners at hometo Drumcondra at the weekend and they will play the winners of next Saturday’sTrim Celtic (Meath) v Avenue Utd (Clare) match in round 6.BUNCRANA HEARTS or KILLARNEY CELTIC – Buncrana Hearts won away at Rosemount Mulvey inatrocious conditions in Dundrum to set up a home meeting with Kerry side KillarneyCeltic in round 6.print WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Email ATHENRY FC – The last remaining Galway team stageda Houdini act on Sunday, coming from 3-0 down to beat Manulla 5-4 after extratime in Mayo. The draw for the last 16 of the FAI JUNIOR CUP takes place in Abbotstown at 5pm this evening (Tuesday). Galway side Athenry FC are in the hat after their dramatic extra time win over Manulla on Sunday and they are joined by two Mayo sides, Westport United and Castlebar Celtic (who still have to play their round 6 tie against Tolka Rovers), as well as 8 times former winners Fairview Rangers from Limerick and 4 time winners Sherriff YC from Dublin. Let’s look at the teams in the hat, with one round 5 and three round 6 games still to be completed:last_img read more

K32, 000 prize money for softball club champs

first_imgThe original prize money for the championships was K22, 000 given by major sponsor, PNG Power.But this increased by another K10, 000 thanks to the support from State Enterprises Minister and Member for Hagen Open, William Duma.President of the PNG Softball Federation, Ralph Tarasomo this morning explained the break up of the prize money.First place: K7,000, Second place: K5,000, Third place: K2, 500 and Fourth place: K1, 500.He said the break up amount for the different placings is the same for both the men’s and women’s.last_img read more

Hetmyer, Dowrich shine for Windies

first_img Breathtaking strokes LEICESTER, England (CMC): Rookie Shimron Hetmyer produced a stunning unbeaten century, while wicketkeeper Shane Dowrich also chipped in with three figures, as West Indies dominated the opening day of their two-day match against Leicestershire yesterday. The 20-year-old left-hander struck 128 not out at better than a run-a-ball as the Windies registered 377 for seven declared off 88 overs, after winning the toss and electing to bat at Grace Road. Dowrich also made the most of his opportunity, scoring 108 not out off 176 balls with 16 fours as he regained touch in the lead-up to the decisive third Test at Lord’s next week. He added an unbroken stand of 186 with Hetmyer for the eighth wicket after West Indies’ innings seemed to be petering out tamely at 191 for seven in the final session. Earlier in the day, left-handed opener Kieran Powell also tuned up with a stroke-filled 82. He faced 154 balls and hit 12 fours and a huge six over midwicket. However, the day belonged to the exciting Hetmyer, who made his Test debut against Pakistan earlier this year, but is yet to feature in the ongoing Test series against England. Coming at number nine in just his third innings on tour, Hetmyer hit 17 fours and five sixes in just over two hours off 120 balls. He treated spectators to an array of breathtaking strokes on both sides of the wicket, reaching his half century off 49 balls with nine fours and two sixes. He then accelerated to raise his century off 100 balls, counting 12 fours and five sixes – two of which came in the same over from off-spinner Robert Sayer. After reaching the landmark, Hetmyer continued to dominate and the declaration came in fading light as he cracked three boundaries in the final over of the day from left-arm pacer Dieter Klein.last_img read more

My records will stand for 20 years – Bolt … Icon also concerned about Jamaican sprinting

first_imgKYOTO, Japan (AP): Iconic Jamaican sprinting star Usain Bolt is confident his best times can remain world records for decades and admits that things aren’t looking good for Jamaican sprinting. The only sprinter to capture the 100m and 200m track titles at three consecutive Olympics, Bolt retired last month after the World Championships in London. He holds the world record of 9.58 seconds in the 100m and 19.19 in the 200m – both set in Berlin in 2009. “I think (they’re) going to last a while,” Bolt said during a promotional event in Japan on Tuesday. “I think our era with Yohan Blake, Justin Gatlin and Asafa Powell and all these guys was the best era of athletes. If it was going to be broken, it would have been broken in this era, so I think I have at least 15 to 20 more years.” Bolt’s farewell major meet didn’t go to plan in London. After a surprising third-place finish in the 100m behind Americans Gatlin and Christian Coleman, Bolt’s last race ended in the anguish of an injured hamstring while anchoring Jamaica’s 4x100m relay team. Jamaica’s team struggled generally at the championships winning only one gold medal – a disappointing haul given its success in the last decade. Bolt said his country’s young athletes will have to step up now that he’s gone. “The biggest thing with Jamaica now is if the youngsters want it,” Bolt said. “Over the years, one thing I’ve learned is you have to want to be great. If you don’t want to be great, it won’t happen.” “I’ve noticed a lot of the young athletes, as soon as they get their first contract and start making money, they really just don’t care as much anymore,” Bolt said. “A lot of them are satisfied with getting their first contract, going out and making their first team. If they are satisfied with that, then we’re in trouble. “Hopefully, a few of these young guys are going to be hungry and want to be great and if we get those guys we will be OK but so far, it is not looking good.” As for the next biggest star in track, Bolt said he doesn’t see anyone at the moment who he expects will follow in his footsteps. “It’s hard for me to pick someone,” Bolt said. “I think what made me stand out was not only the fast times that I ran but my personality that people really enjoyed and loved. “If you want to be a star in sports and take over a sport you have to let people know who you are as a person, not just as a track athlete.”last_img read more

Dovizioso wins San Marino GP

first_imgMISANO ADRIATICO, Italy (AP): Italy’s Andrea Dovizioso and the Ducati team won on home soil in the San Marino Grand Prix yesterday, while Marc Marquez extended his lead atop the MotoGP standings. Starting fourth, Dovizioso quickly moved up the grid, then passed pole sitter Jorge Lorenzo to take the lead early on and was not challenged the rest of the way. It was Dovizioso’s third win this season and the 11th of his MotoGP career. Lorenzo was in a tight battle with Marquez for second until he fell with two laps to go. That handed second to Marquez, while Cal Crutchlow finished third. Lorenzo got back on his bike and finished 17th. Marquez now leads Dovizioso by 67 points, while Valentino Rossi – who finished seventh – dropped from second to third in the standings, 70 points behind. Francesco Bagnaia won the Moto2 race and Lorenzo Dalla Porta won the Moto3 race at the Misano World Circuit Marco Simoncelli.last_img read more

Govt, Opposition nominees to be known this week

first_imgLocal Government CommissionBy Shemuel FanfairThe management of local democratic organs will soon fall under the watchful eye of a Local GovernmentOpposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo Commission (LGC). This comes after months of delays, and repeated calls, for the body’s establishment as Minister of Communities Ronald Bulkan will no longer issue directives on local government matters, rather, this will fall under the perview of the LGC.In light of his announcement that LGC will now be operationalised by early July, the Communities Minister told this publication Monday that nominees for the Government side will be known by Wednesday. Bulkan however pointed out that he has not heard word from the Opposition People’s Progressive Party/Civic (PPP/C) on their nominees for LGC posts: “We have not received a response from him (the Opposition leader) as yet.”However, Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo told this newspaper on Monday that the PPP/C nominees will soon be chosen.“I suspect this matter will be dealt with tomorrow or alternatively on Friday, our nominees will be selected.”The opposition leader further related that he could not reveal the names of the nominees as the matter is under discussion among party members: “Once we discuss the matter conclusively, we will release the names.”PPP/C Chief Whip Gail Teixeira had earlier this month contended that although Minister Bulkan was “constantly reminded”, the Opposition Leader had not received a formal letter.“The Leader of Opposition by law, the President by law shall appoint a certain number of people. The Act talks about the minister responsible for local government triggering this. The Minister of Communities has to trigger the action to write the Leader of the Opposition to say according to section so and so of the Act, we require the following, I’ve raised this matter over and over again,” Teixeira had explained at a party press conference.At that time, she noted that three sittings had passed but there were no moves on the matter: “There seems to be no haste on the government’s side to get the motion into the Parliament.”It was after the return of Local Government Elections (LGE) that tensions and controversy surrounded the establishment of some of the local democratic organs. Even before that ensued, government had promised that the LGC would be functioning from early 2016.The commission will be tasked with monitoring and assessing the performance of the local government organs, administer disciplinary action, and implement policies such as tax collection.last_img read more

Huge field set for Mumias Golf Series final

first_img0Shares0000Nairobi, Kenya November 1 – As expected a large field of close to 200 players have been drawn to play in the Mumias Golf Series Finals at Limuru Country Club this Saturday, including 32 professionals.Following the final qualifier at Nyanza Club three weeks ago, Royal Nairobi Golf Club, Nakuru, Karen, Kiambu, Nyeri, Vetlab, Muthaiga, Nyanza, Railways, Limuru, Sigona, Mumias and Thika have sent in their qualifiers to contest for top honours in the finals. There are no representatives from the coast region whose qualifiers were held at Vipingo Ridge Golf Resort. Top amateur Nelson Simwa and former club captain Njani Nderitu, lead the representatives from Vetlab Sports Club which finished this year’s Nairobi District League in second position behind Sigona Golf Club who have Harshad Patel and Milan Shah among their qualifiers. Youngster S. Ndonga and M. Karienye are among the 12 carrying the flag from Railways Golf Club qualifiers while Karen Country Club has sent in Clive Ernstzen and Manfred Egger among others from their qualifying event. Royal Nairobi Golf Club will be represented by Gilbert Maina and Oscar Ikinu among others whereas Kiambu will be pinning their hopes on Grace Kibe and Godffrey Wambaa, among others.Hosts Limuru have J Kashangaki and V. Gichuru among their qualifiers with Nakuru coming in with Dennis Kimambo and George Munayo among others. Peter Owino and Bilhu Bhamra will feature from the Nyanza qualifiers alongside 10 others while Muthaiga Golf Club will bank on Phil Kinisu and F S Irungu, among others, for honours in the finals. Mumias Club Captain Heston Wafula and Ken Akhoko are among 12 representing various clubs from the Mumias qualifier.Mumias Sugar Company Chief Executive, Peter Kebati and Director, JG Chege will be among the staff contenders this weekend with Kepha Bosire and Julius Opio appearing in the guest category among others.Limuru Captain, Lucas Marang’a, who will also be playing in the finals as a KGU guest, has said the club is proud to host the finals and is grateful to the sponsor for the big honour.“This is one more milestone for us as a club. The course is playing a bit difficult with thicker roughs but very green and lush fairways. Players will also enjoy our new fast bent grass greens (10 in number) thanks to the current rains,” said the captain.“I welcome, on behalf of our members, all qualifiers from across the country to come and sample our beautiful course and very vibrant 19th hole. Mumias Sugar Company has lined up a great after-party which promises to leave the players with incredible memories of the series,” added Marang’a.There will be great hospitality at the event, with a total of five goats being roasted at hole number 7 for that deserved bite on this demanding course along with goodies from the sponsor such as branded merchandise, Mumias sugar and Mumias Sprinkles water. Dinner, drinks and entertainment by Linda Muthama and the Altimate Band will crown the evening.Mumias Sugar Company CEO, Peter Kebati has said the finals is billed to be one of the best in local golfing history with great prizes and a treat planned for the winners of this weekend.“We want to do it well and that much better than many players have seen in this country for a long time. So, I ask the qualifiers to put their best foot forward and shine on the day in order to enjoy the great prize package we have for them,” said Kebati.A total of 34 clubs participated in 14 qualifying events held at various clubs across the country, picking 168 qualifiers for the finals. Professional golfers are also playing a two-round sweetener for a cash fund of KShs300,000.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Balancing act

first_imgLOCAL and state transportation officials last week outlined plans to improve traffic flow through the heavily congested 405 corridor. Anything that will make commuting a little better for the tens of thousands of people who drive between the San Fernando Valley and the Westside is welcome, and frankly long overdue. That’s not how people who live in the communities on both sides of the 405 feel. What they see are years of construction that will disrupt their lives, endanger themselves and their children, and provide precious little benefit to the larger community. It’s easy to dismiss such attitudes as nothing but NIMBYism, and the response of Caltrans and Los Angeles Department of Transportation officials as the typical indifference of hard-hearted bureaucrats. But there’s hope that this controversy will take a different course. About 300 residents of neighborhoods around Sepulveda Pass met at the Skirball Center last Thursday and peppered transportation officials with a long list of concerns. They wanted to know specifics about dozens of issues such as how reversible lanes will work on Sepulveda Boulevard and what the traffic management plan is for the lengthy construction period on the 405. It was the start of what we hope will be a lively public conversation that will lead to mitigation of the most serious impacts and a better plan for improving traffic flow. Everyone who uses the 405 or lives in the pass area has a stake in what’s finally decided. You can address your concerns about the reversible-lanes project to the city Department of Transportation at (310) 575-8138 and you have until July 11 to comment on the $950 million 405 project by writing Caltrans District 7, 100 S. Main St., Los Angeles, CA 90012. And you can set up a comments blog at to share your thoughts with the whole community.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

Piolin hits road for immigration

first_img 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! A popular Spanish-language disc jockey began a cross-country trip Sunday to encourage Congress to overhaul the nation’s immigration laws, planning to give 1 million supporting letters to lawmakers in Washington, D.C. Eduardo “Piolin” Sotelo, from the nationally syndicated show, “Piolin por la Ma ana,” and several others traveling in his caravan left from a Mexican cultural landmark in downtown as several hundred fans and supporters cheered. Sotelo said he would stop in several cities before his planned arrival in Washington on Thursday. “We are knocking on the door” of immigration reform, said Sotelo. “Immigrants haven’t come here to hurt anybody, but just to work and earn money for their families.” Sotelo and other Spanish-language disc jockeys were instrumental in helping to mobilize hundreds of thousands of people to marches in the spring of 2006 in favor of immigration reform. Sotelo’s current campaign asks legal residents and American citizens to write letters in support of immigration reform that would create a path to citizenship for the estimated 12 million living in the country illegally. last_img read more

VIDEO: Watch Zlatan Ibrahimovic score wonder-goal for Paris-Saint Germain

first_img Zlatan Ibrahimovic 1 Check out this incredible goal scored by Zlatan Ibrahimovic for Paris-Saint Germain on Saturday.The 34-year-old Swede rocketed in an amazing 20-yard half volley during PSG’s 3-0 victory over Caen, where Angel Di Maria also scored twice.Watch the video below and let us know what you think!last_img


first_imgGLENCOLMCILLE man Adrian Byrne didn’t realise it at the time.But a prank played on him by friends has turned him into an internet sensation.Almost 15,000 people have now watched how a sleeping Adrian was disturbed by prankster friends on a bus.Click Play to watch it.  DDTV VIDEO: DONEGAL BUS PRANK GOES VIRAL ON INTERNET was last modified: January 29th, 2013 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:DDTV VIDEO: DONEGAL BUS PRANK GOES VIRAL ON INTERNETlast_img read more

Huddersfield charged by FA for Paddy Power kit stunt

first_img‘It’s genius marketing’ – Simon Jordan hits back at negative reaction to kit prank OFF Huddersfield Town Huddersfield’s daring pre-season shirt stunt has seen them handed a misconduct charge by the Football Association.The Terriers received criticism for sporting a sash-style shirt which bore the logo of bookmaker Paddy Power when they released their home shirt in the middle of July. Huddersfield are actually playing without a sponsor this season LATEST FOOTBALL NEWS New job Huddersfield are playing in the Championship this season after being relegated from the Premier League in 2018/19.Their 2019/20 campaign got off to a losing start after being beaten 2-1 at home to Derby on Monday night. 2 Matic one of two players for sale with ‘two Premier League clubs’ interested “It is alleged that playing kit worn by its first team during a pre-season friendly against Rochdale AFC on 17 July 2019 was in breach of FA Regulation C.2(i). The club has until 16 August 2019 to provide a response.” targets Redknapp calls Son ‘petulant’, but Holloway says red card for Rudiger kick was ‘soft’ Liverpool news live: Klopp reveals when Minamino will play and issues injury update latest center_img Former Crystal Palace and West Brom manager Pardew takes over at Dutch strugglers FAREWELL Man United transfer news live: Haaland ‘wants a change’, two players off in January They wore the shirt in a friendly against Rochdale on July 17, with the logo appearing to exceed the Football Association’s guidelines of 250 square centimetres.Town and the bookmaker later admitted to the stunt before bringing out a new, sponsor-free kit for the current season.Other clubs to have joined forces with Paddy Power and have a sponsor-free kit include Scottish Premiership club Motherwell.“Huddersfield Town FC has been charged with misconduct in relation to The FA’s Kit and Advertising Regulations,” a statement read. Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ LATEST Midfielder Jonathan Hogg was one of the players wearing the kit during the match deals BIG PRESENTS UP TOP What every Premier League club’s fans dream of this Christmas Where every Premier League club needs to strengthen in January Getty 2last_img read more

New Hyper-Reality Experiences By The VOID Coming Fall 2018 – Ralph Breaks VR

first_imgShare This!For those who have experienced The VOID’s first foray paired with Disney, Star Wars: Secrets of the Empire, which is available for Guests to experience at both Downtown Disney and Disney Springs, you know what an amazing experience it truly is. Soon, Guests will be able to step into another immersive world and I could not be more excited!Coming this fall, Guests will soon be able to experience a brand new multi-sensory Disney adventure where you’ll be immersed in the worlds of the internet and online gaming with Wreck-It Ralph and Vanellope, with Ralph Breaks VR! To create Ralph Breaks VR, The Walt Disney Company and ILMxLAB are again collaborating with the team at The VOID.This appears to be the first of several new collaborations with The VOID coming soon.  They are slated to develop five new experiences based on material from Walt Disney Animation Studios and Marvel Studios and this is the first of the five.“Very fundamentally we ask ourselves what are places people have always wanted to step into and be a part of, but were never possible before,” says Curtis Hickman, The Void’s founder and chief creative officer. “Disney and Marvel have a lot of worlds that people want to step into that work well with our technology.”There is no word on where the Ralph Breaks VR will be located, nor do we know exactly when it will open, but stay tuned to the blog for more information, not only about this project, but the other ones that are clearly on their way in the future too.last_img read more