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Mason rises to the challenge

first_imgBy JARROD POTTER BERWICK up-and-coming basketballer Mason Peatling has pledged to join Eastern Washington University after signing his letter of…[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

Born survivors

first_imgMONDAY 17 November was World Prematurity Day and the National Premmie Foundation was again participating in a campaign to raise…[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

PNG golf event wins K336,000 in sponsorship

first_imgSP Brewery general manager Stan Joyce presented AUD$160,000 (PGK 336,192.40) to tournament director Stan Walker for this rich event.It is to be held next year from 21st to 24th April at the Royal Port Moresby golf course.Joyce said this is SP’s 8th consecutive year as the naming rights sponsor and he has witnessed the positive development of golf as its partnership with the Golf Association progresses into 2016.“And of course to match such a refreshing move I am also pleased to announce that the move upward will bring with it international TV and media coverage. TV WAN will be the main broadcaster of the 2016 event,”Joyce said.The head of Trend Media Bernard Bermingham commended the sponsors of the tournament for the opportunity to get national and internal coverage through TV and the extended media network and for having the media team on board to participate in the SP Export Radler –PNG-Open 2016.last_img read more

Missed opportunity to stand united in diversity

first_imgHow do you commission a monument in memory and in tribute of a group of people, but make no effort to ensure they are an important part of the commissioning? The most noteworthy part of the commissioning of the Indian Arrival Monument was the almost total absence of Indo-Guyanese. Most of the people present at the ceremony were not Indo-Guyanese. The fact that those people present were dressed in traditional Indian wear cannot hide the reality that the descendants of those Indians who arrived more than 181 years ago were excluded.The country’s largest ethnic group is Indo-Guyanese; Region 6 is overwhelmingly Indo-Guyanese; and Palmyra, the village where the monument is located, is almost exclusively Indo-Guyanese. It was a strange sight, therefore, to see the commissioning ceremony for the Indian Arrival Monument with the visible absence of Indo-Guyanese and the visible presence of Afro-Guyanese dressed in Indian clothing. This commissioning ceremony should have been an occasion for Guyana to display its ethnic and cultural diversity. The Government squandered a great opportunity for national cohesion.On May 5, Arrivals Day in Guyana, the David Granger-led APNU+AFC Administration commissioned the Indian Arrival Monument at Palmyra in Berbice, exactly three years after it was scheduled to be commissioned. But better late than never, it was a proud day for all Guyanese, particularly for Indo-Guyanese. The monument is Guyana’s recognition that the people who first arrived on May 5, 1838 became productive and valuable citizens of Guyana. Their descendants have made remarkable progress and have contributed significantly to the upward mobility of Guyana, even if Guyana is still a poor country.President Granger rightfully and generously acknowledged this truth, and even named some of the successful Indo-Guyanese. But many noteworthy names of Indo-Guyanese were not included in President Granger’s list. While I want to believe no one was deliberately excluded because of political considerations, it cannot escape anyone that President Granger failed to acknowledge the important contributions of people like Cheddi Jagan, Bharrat Jagdeo and Donald Ramotar, all former Presidents. There are other notable Indo-Guyanese with distinguished careers who were not mentioned. I believe this is yet another opportunity for cohesion squandered.The May 5th date for the commissioning was the right date, even if it was several years late. The actual statues were in storage in Guyana for more than four years. It is therefore gratifying, even if it is three years too late, that the Indian Arrival Monument is a reality. APNU+AFC would have insulted people if it had carried through with the original date it proposed – April 27. It is said that the Indian High Commission had expressed disappointment with the proposed April 27 date, given that Indian Arrival Day was just eight days away. Good sense prevailed because, had the Government persisted with the April 27th date, it would have been another misstep and insult. Still, it is a mystery why, with May 5 a mere eight days away, the Government would have even contemplated April 27th. The mere contemplation demonstrates yet another example of a deliberate insult to the Indo-Guyanese population.Sadly, the Indian Arrival Monument was commissioned with the wretched backdrop of the descendants of those who began their arrival on May 5, 1838 either being excluded or staying away in protest of the unfair and discriminatory treatment meted out by their government. The vast majority of Indo-Guyanese believe they are being treated as second-class citizens. With this backdrop, one would have expected the Government to ensure inclusivity and a commissioning ceremony for the Indian Arrival Monument that celebrated our diversity while promoting unity.The Indian Arrival Monument stands as a vivid recognition and symbol of the importance of May 5, 1838. The Indians who arrived that day in Guyana were not the first immigrants to arrive in Guyana; but, like those who came before and after, their history and contributions represent an integral part of what Guyana is and what Guyanese are. We came at different times and under different circumstances, but we together make up this land. The future of our people depends on us proudly embracing Guyana’s diverse ethnicities and culture. Our strength, our future, lies in our diversity. Thus while the Indian Arrival Monument symbolises the importance of the Indo-Guyanese people, past and present, in this rich diversity, it is a proud proclamation that the Guyanese people are blessed by our ethnic, cultural and religious diversities. These events must be a powerful stage for unity, not another battleground for polarisation. By the deliberate sidelining of political opponents, Guyana missed another opportunity to stand united in diversity: one nation, one destiny.last_img read more

Bachan, Seetaram were cut from the same bolt of cloth

first_imgDear Editor,I write in reference to a letter written by an AFC member, captioned “PPP Parliamentarian Harry Gill is out to score cheap political points”, in which he courageously but foolishly tries to defend a former APNU+AFC RDC Councillor.I am amazed that shady characters are the ones most willing to risk exposure to defend the indefensible. And I wish to thank Pradeep Bachan for keeping the Carol Joseph drug-abuse issue alive in the public domain, for Public Health Minister Volda Lawrence needs to put aside her loyalty to a PNC comrade and have this case thoroughly investigated by SARA or the Guyana Police Force, to recover the millions of dollars of public funds reported to have been fraudulently spent on feeding Carol Joseph’s drug addiction with the full knowledge of those in authority at the Fort Wellington Hospital, West Coast Berbice.But before I debunk the nonsense written by this latest Carol Joseph apologist, let me repeat what I told his ‘buddy friend,’ Abel Seetaram, in a previous letter: When credibility is not part of one’s DNA, no one takes that one seriously. And anyone with an ounce of brain or self-respect would know it is not wise to draw attention to oneself if one is known to have a bad character.Just so everyone knows who we are dealing with here, Pradeep Bachan is a former pastor of the Church of Christ, but he is far from being a saint. It is alleged that, years ago, he “ripped off” the church before he was thrown out. During the drought that affected parts of Region 5 last year, Bachan visited residents in the Mahaica Creek and presented himself as a Member of Parliament. And he allegedly took money from a number of persons there, promising to get them firearm licences.He also allegedly took a bribe from a businessman and his wife who operate on Stelling Road in Rosignol when their stocks of alcoholic beverages were seized by agents of the Guyana Revenue Authority last year, promising to use his contacts to get the stocks released from the GRA. It took months and an embarrassing public confrontation with threats to take the matter further for the businessman and his wife to finally recover the money they had paid to Pradeep Bachan for a service he failed to deliver.He is also known to be promoting himself as the Chairman of the ‘Diamond Board’. Someone very close to Pradeep Bachan admitted, “If you know Pradeep, he is chairman for a lot of boards… The man tries to impress everyone that he has contacts… He and Seetaram were cut from the same bolt of cloth.”Seems like the AFC are so hard-up for members that there is no vetting process in place to reject the scum who constantly embarrass the party. The AFC will have to decide whether they would allow the likes of Abel Seetaram and Pradeep Bachan to define the image of that party, or take the high ground and cut them loose now, in order to protect what little image the AFC has left.In his letter, Pradeep Bachan wrote, “MP Harry Gill has beguiled the media houses and Nurse Sheriyn Marks to score political points for himself and the PPP/C, and used both to his advantage in the Carol Joseph medical issue.” He also added, “His manipulation is baseless, because the medical history of the patient Carol Joseph and the various surgeries of Carol Joseph are strictly confidential from the various private hospitals. Her medical procedures also remain confidential. Also psychological treatment from Government institutions for her physical illness over the years remains confidential.”Well, here are some known facts that I assume Bachan is not aware of.FACT: From 2008 to April 2017, Carol Joseph has been getting 100mg of the highly addictive drug Pethidine almost every day, and occasionally twice a day, as is documented in the Dangerous Drugs Act book at the Ft Wellington Hospital. And although this book is now replaced and is likely to disappear in an effort to cover up her history of addiction, the hard evidence that is in my possession will be made public at the appropriate time if I am forced to defend my actions.FACT: Pethidine is a restrictive drug that is similar to morphine. It is used only when a patient is experiencing severe pain, such as in child-birth. It is not recommended for long-term use, and it is highly unusual for a doctor to prescribe Pethidine for Dysmenorrhea.FACT: Staff Nurse Sheriyn Marks is a highly trained and certified midwife who is familiar with the proper use of Pethidine. In any event, it does not take a rocket scientist to know that Carol Joseph is addicted to Pethidine when she turns up at the hospital almost every day to get her “fix”.FACT: If anyone closely associated with the PPP/C was found to be using their position to extort a highly addictive drug from any hospital for as often as Carol Joseph has done over a period of 9 years, this vindictive Government would have had them and their doctor arrested to face criminal charges for the misappropriation of public funds and state assets.FACT: Carol Joseph is a sick woman who needs professional help to wean her off her drug addiction; something her close friends and party comrades had known for many years but did nothing about. Perhaps that will change now.FACT: Had the RHO, Dr Cheefoon, and the Minister of Public Health addressed the concerns of Staff Nurse/Midwife Sheriyn Marks as articulated in her letter, Carol Joseph’s addiction and abuse of state assets would not have been made public. Instead, they arrogantly covered up this abuse, and allowed Carol Joseph to intimidate and harass the poor nurse with threats of transferring her to Monkey Mountain and reporting her to Minister Joseph Harmon.Even now, there is no investigation on this highly controversial issue, and Minister Volda Lawrence has not commented on Joseph’s abuse and misuse of Pethidine from her hospital stock. Nurse Marks, on the other hand, has been transferred from the hospital for doing what is right and honourable. She is being targeted and victimized for being a model civil servant.I call upon Minister Volda Lawrence to do the right thing and reverse this injustice done to Staff Nurse/Midwife Sheriyn Marks. She is not the criminal here, and should not be punished.Harry Gilllast_img read more

Lions boost as Williams banned, O’Brien cleared

first_img0Shares0000New Zealand All Blacks’ Sonny Bill Williams speaks to the media outside the NZRU headquarters in Wellington, on July 2, 2017 © AFP / Marty MELVILLEWellington, New Zealand, Jul 2 – Red-carded All Blacks centre Sonny Bill Williams was suspended for four weeks on Sunday, but British and Irish Lions flanker Sean O’Brien escaped a ban in a boost for the tourists as they chase a historic series victory.Williams said he had no argument with his ban after he became the first New Zealander to be sent off in a home Test during Saturday’s series-levelling, 24-21 Lions win. Later O’Brien, who was cited for an alleged strike on Waisake Naholo, avoided punishment when the complaint was dismissed by the judicial panel.It was a helpful turn of events for the visitors, who retain the influential O’Brien while the All Blacks will have to do without the hulking Williams in Saturday’s third Test.“Just finished my hearing, ended up getting four weeks. Obviously really disappointed, but happy with being able to get in there and say my piece,” Williams said after nearly three hours in front of a judicial panel.– ‘I let my brothers down’ –O’Brien was later cleared when the all-Australian panel said the complaint against him had been dismissed.“Firstly, I hope Waisake is OK,” he said in a statement. “I’d like to thank the panel for carefully considering the case and I am looking forward to re-joining the whole squad to prepare for the final Test.”Williams, the code-hopping double World Cup-winner, was red-carded 25 minutes into the Test after a shoulder charge to the head of Lions wing Anthony Watson. He did not contest the charge when he appeared before the judicial panel at the New Zealand Rugby offices on Sunday.“They’ve come to the conclusion that it was reckless, that it wasn’t intentional,” Williams said. British and Irish Lions flanker Sean O’Brien arrives with his representatives at the NZRU Headquarters for his judicial hearing in Wellington, on July 2, 2017 © AFP / Marty MELVILLE“I’ve got in contact with Anthony and I’ve apologised to him but I’m very disappointed that I was sent from the field last night and that I let my brothers down.”All Blacks coach Steve Hansen confirmed before the hearing that Williams would plead guilty.“There’s a (judicial) process, we trust the process. Sonny’s paid a big price. The team’s paid a big price for him making a mistake,” Hansen said.“He’s disappointed. Not for himself, he accepts he’s made a mistake, but he’s disappointed because he’s let the team down.”The All Blacks have already called Otago Highlanders centre Malakai Fekitoa into the squad as Williams’ replacement with senior midfielder Ryan Crotty already sidelined by a hamstring injury sustained in the first Test.O’Brien has been a standout performer for the Lions in the first two Tests and is seen as a key member of their forward pack.“He’s the barometer of our energy and aggression in the game,” Lions assistant coach Graham Rowntree said. “His ball-pressure, his tackling, his carrying – he’s been outstanding.”Although the All Blacks were forced to play with 14 men for 55 minutes after Williams was sent off, the Lions did not hit the lead until three minutes from time when Owen Farrell landed the match-winning penalty.Williams is only the third All Black ever to be sent off, following Cyril Brownlie in 1925 and Colin Meads in 1967. The Lions will seek their first series win in New Zealand since 1971 next week at Eden Park, where the All Blacks are unbeaten in 24 years.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Kakamega reclaims Schools national 15s title

first_img0Shares0000Kakamega rugby team celebrating the win over Laiser Hill.PHOTO/Raymond MakhayaNAIROBI, Kenya, Apr 15 – Kakamega High School recorded a 18-14 win over Laiser Hill Academy at the Nairobi School on Saturday to reclaim the Kenya Secondary School Sports Association (KSSA) National title for the first time since 2013.Kakamega led 15-7 at the break through Derrick Ashiundu’s penalty and a conversion with Omuyaku Charles and Imani Kevin landing tries while Kenya U20 international Charles Tendwa scored a converted try for Laiser. Johnnie Olindi scored and converted to bring Laiser Hill to within a point of Kakamega but an Ashiundu penalty and astute territorial tactics saw Kakamega dethrone Laiser Hill as national champions.The East Africa champions ran in two tries, one conversion and two penalties against Laiser Hill’s two converted tries.Revenge was in the air as Kakamega High had been beaten by the same side 10-8 in their final pool to head to the knockouts as second best.Kakamega High School players defend against Laiser Hill. PHOTO/Raymond MakhayaThe Allan Wamanga coached side led 15-7 at half time, having led 15-0 at one point, and had to endure some torrid times in the second half as Kevin Wambua-coached Laiser Hill made incessant runs to come to within a point; 15-14.Inside center Derrick Ashiundu, a contender for the Most valuable Award at the Nationals, who left the Samba Park with eight points. He started it all with a penalty in the sixth minute for a 3-0 lead.Nine minutes later centre referee Vincent Chweya slapped Laiser Hill’s openside flanker Christopher Asira with a yellow card and his ten minutes at the crime seat proved too costly as Katch made use of their numerical numbers to scoop 12 points to lead 15-0 by the time of this return.45 seconds after Asira had been ejected Kakamega High grabbed their first try when tighthead prop Charles Omulako escaped tackles to barge over after a quickly taken penalty. Ashiundu was sure with the extra for a 10-0 lead.In the 23rd minute it was 15-0 after Kakamega took as much as they received from a scrummage within Laiser Hills five metre line. Determination won over brute force allowing as lock Kevin Imani went over for the the second try. Ashiundu missed the conversion as it skewed to the left of the uprights.Asira was to return and Laiser returned to normalcy and four minutes after Kakamega High’s second try, they started their way back to the game.Kakamega High School’s Tonny Owino in action.PHOTO/Raymond MakhayaA deep Laiser Hill territorial kick found fullback Alvin Wanjala in two minds. As he pondered if, or if not to kick to safety, he conceded a penalty that Laiser took full advantage of.Both progress to East African school gamesHaving considered to take what would have been an easy penalty for easy points, Laiser Hill changed their mind as they opted for play that bore fruits as lock Charles Tendwa breached the Kakamega back line for a try that former Upper Hill lad Johnstone Olindi converted for Laiser to make it an eight point game; 15-7.15 minutes into the second half the scores stayed as it till a well driven maul saw winger Joel Inzuga – the 2014 Floodies school’s MVP go over. Olindi was certain with the extra to narrow it down to a one point game.Four minutes on opened up a four point lead that they defended with their lives to reclaim the National rugby 15s trophy they last won in 2013.A darting run on the right channel by winger Bakari Hassan earned Barbarians a penalty that Ashiundu drove home. They then defended that lead for the rest of the game.Kakamega High School’s Eugene Miyinzi in action.PHOTO/Raymond MakhayaRight at the death Laiser Hill’s Donald Wandago saw yellow at the hooter and a resultant penalty was sent out leaving ecstatic scenes by Kakamega High School and their enthusiastic fans.Laiser Hill had beaten the same side 8-3 in the semis of the 2015 edition on their way to winning their first ever National 15s title at Nakuru High School.The two sides progress to East Africa games set for August in Uganda alongside Upper Hill who beat St.Mary’s Yala 12-3 in the bronze medal playoffs.–Report gotten from Raga House- 0Shares0000(Visited 3 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

L.A. deserves its fair share of bond money for transportation

first_imgTHERE are many obvious differences between Southern and Northern California. The climate, the style, the state of mind and the amount of traffic – particularly trucks carrying goods to and from the nation’s busiest ports. While that last one is obvious to Southern California motorists, who often compete in tight traffic with phalanxes of cargo rigs, it doesn’t seem clear to the state’s top transportation officials. And this is a problem when it comes to allocating $2 billion in bond money for projects that improve trade corridors. A coalition of Southern California transportation officials from San Bernardino to Los Angeles is making what seems to be a fair request of the California Transportation Commission when it meets Tuesday: Divide up the money according to need. And the Los Angeles region’s need is pretty great. About 85 percent of the port activity of the state comes through the Los Angeles-Long Beach ports – and is projected to more than double in the next 25 years. California voters supported the infrastructure bonds to improve the state’s public facilities and, thus, its quality of life. And voters expect that money to be spent fairly, benefitting the entire state and not doled out on the basis of political pull. We join the coalition to request that Southern California’s heavy trade corridor get its fair share of the $2 billion bond. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!center_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREStriving toward a more perfect me: Doug McIntyre last_img read more

Penn State outlasts Seminoles in 3 OTs

first_imgMIAMI — This really was one for the ages. For more than four hours, Joe Paterno and Bobby Bowden paced the Orange Bowl sidelines, searching for offense and enduring one missed kick after another. Finally, in the third overtime, at 1 a.m. (EST) today, Kevin Kelly made a 29-yard field goal, giving Paterno and Penn State a 26-23 victory over Bowden’s Florida State Seminoles. “I told him we’re too old for this,” the 79-year-old Paterno said afterward. “It’s almost past my bedtime.” Moments after the game ended, the two old friends came together and stood shoulder-to-shoulder in a crush of cameras and microphones to exchange warm words. “No animosity. No animosity. I mean that,” Bowden said. “Both teams played so hard,” Paterno said. In a bowl season that has included plenty of lackluster affairs, this one really was worth staying up for. Florida State mostly contained Big Ten MVP Michael Robinson, who threw a TD pass with six seconds left in the first half but was limited to 253 yards passing and 21 rushing. One scrum knocked off his helmet. He hit two clutch completions to give Penn State a chance to win the game in regulation. But Kelly, hampered by a shaky hold, was wide left on a 29-yard field goal attempt with 35 seconds left. Cismesia kicked a 48-yard field goal with 4:08 left in regulation to tie the game at 16-all, but on the first series of overtime he was wide right on a 44-yard attempt. Then it was Kelly’s turn. He again pushed a try wide left, this time a 38-yarder with a perfect hold. Austin Scott’s 1-yard run put Penn State ahead. B.J. Dean pulled the Seminoles even with a 1-yard scoring run. After Cismesia’s 38-yard attempt hit the right upright, Kelly finally came through. The kick gave Paterno his 354th career win, second in Division I-A only to Bowden’s 359. Paterno improved to 7-1 against Bowden. The only loss came the last time they met, when Florida State beat Penn State in the 1990 Blockbuster Bowl. With his first win in the Orange Bowl since 1974, Paterno improved to 21-10-1 in bowl games. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!center_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECoach Doc Rivers a “fan” from way back of Jazz’s Jordan Clarkson Paterno had said he didn’t want the game to be about him and 76-year-old Bowden, who rank 1-2 in career coaching victories. It turned out to be about missed opportunities, improbable twists — and epic length. Given two earlier chances to win the game, Kelly missed field goal attempts of 29 and 38 yards. Paterno calmly patted the freshman’s back after the second miss, then sent him onto the field on second down for the winning kick. Florida State counterpart Gary Cismesia missed an extra point in the first half and field goal tries of 44 and 38 yards in overtime. “Sometimes you miss at the wrong time,” Bowden said. “Joe was having that problem for a while.” The No. 3-ranked Nittany Lions finished 11-1, with the only loss coming when they gave up a touchdown to Michigan on the game’s final play. The season represented a big rebound for Paterno’s program, which went 7-16 in 2003-04. No. 22 Florida State fell to 8-5, Bowden’s worst season since 1981. last_img read more


first_imgSince its inception in 2003, The Kildarragh Fair has raised a staggering amount of money for a whole host of different charities across Donegal and this year it’s hoping it can raise a whole lot more.Raising finances for charitable organisations in the current economic climate can be difficult but organisers of the fair are hoping this year can be another hugely successful weekend for all involved.The 11th Annual Kildarragh Fair kicked off on Tuesday and will last until Sunday 10th August. The Kildarragh Fair Annual Charity Event as we know it, actually originated in 2003 with the organisation of the first Railway Walk between Muckish and Falcarragh, returning to McCarry’s Bar, Kildarragh.Following the 2005 Kildarragh School Reunion the popular Kildarragh Fair Charity Event has continued to be a huge success every year since, in raising much needed funds for both local and national charities.The Kildarragh Fair is a very popular community event and is organised each year by the McCarry family with the wholehearted help and support of the local community.There is something for everyone at this year’s Kildarragh Fair. Some of this year’s events include – The Annual Bus Tour, The Irish Night, American Theme Night, Kayaking & Curragh Race, Charity Football Match, Country Concert, Annual Hill Walk, 20k Mountain Bike Challenge, Classic Car Show, Sheep Show.Fun Day for Kids, Archery, Arts & Crafts, Storytelling, Tug-o-War, Tossing the Sheaf, Charity Auction, 5K Road Race, Celebrity DJ/Disco, Show’n’Shine, Off Road Jeeps Demonstration, Live Music and much more.Music Acts this year include: Declan Nerney, iradio’s DJ Steven Cooper, Anthem (London based Rock Band), The RegulatorsThe main beneficiaries from the Kildarragh Fair so far have beenThe Children’s Ward – Letterkenny General Hospital M.S. and Spinal injuriesSudden Adult Death SyndromeDyslexia (Letterkenny branch)Irish Kidney Association Donegal Mental Health Patient’s Comfort Fund Donegal Mountain RescueMuckish Development AssociationCreeslough & Dunfanaghy PlaygroupsThis year the Donegal Downs Syndrome Association has been selected as the main beneficiary from the proceeds of the 2014 Kildarragh Fair.This is a great opportunity to promote and raise much needed funds for the Association locally so please come along to the Kildarragh Fair this year to support this very worthwhile charity.For event details and enquiries please contact – Hugh McCarry 086 824 3814.KILDARRAGH FAIR 2014 HOPING TO ADD TO THE €100,000 RAISED FOR CHARITIES OVER THE LAST DECADE was last modified: August 7th, 2014 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:donegalKildarragh Fairlast_img read more

Man City to battle Barcelona to sign 22-year-old Colombian defender

first_img1 Colombian defender Yerry Mina has been in great form for Palmeiras Manchester City are ready to battle Barcelona for Palmeiras defender Yerry Mina, according to reports in Spain.The 22-year-old defender has been impressing for the Brazilian side this season and has even scored four goals in 10 games for the club.He is on the radar of City boss Pep Guardiola but the Spaniard will need to hold off interest of his former employers Barca, who are also keeping tabs on Mina.El Mundo Deportivo have reported that Barca have a first-refusal deal in place for the Colombian, who they can sign for £8.1million this year.However it is thought that they would charge any other club – like City – as much as £27m if they wish to land Mina in the New Year.Should City and Barcelona both agree a fee for the former Santa Fe man it would then be up to him to decide where to head.last_img read more

The Premier League table based on results in 2016 alone – calendar year kings!

first_img 20. Hull City have averaged 0.85 points per game in the Premier League in 2016 – The Tigers have collected 11 points from 13 top flight games so far this year. 4. Arsenal have averaged 1.88 points per game in the Premier League in 2016 – The Gunners have collected 60 points from 32 games (with a goal difference of +29) so far this year. 16. Sunderland have averaged 1.09 points per game in the Premier League in 2016 – The Black Cats have collected 35 points from 32 games so far this year. 23 23 5. Tottenham Hotspur have averaged 1.84 points per game in the Premier League in 2016 – Spurs have collected 59 points from 32 games so far this year. 3. Manchester City have averaged 1.88 points per game in the Premier League in 2016 – City have collected 60 points from 32 games (with a goal difference of +30) so far this year. 23 23 23 23 23 15. Bournemouth have averaged 1.16 points per game in the Premier League in 2016 – The Cherries have collected 37 points from 32 games, with a goal difference of -14, so far this year. 23 23 23 23. Aston Villa averaged 0.47 points per game in the Premier League in 2016 – see how your team compares, just click the arrow above to find out the full ranking – Villa were relegated last spring, having collected just nine points from 19 top flight matches this calendar year. 23 1. Chelsea have averaged 1.9 points per game in the Premier League in 2016 – The Blues have collected 61 points from 32 games so far this year. 11. Everton have averaged 1.19 points per game in the Premier League in 2016 – The Toffees have collected 40 points from 32 games so far this year. 23 6. Southampton have averaged 1.75 points per game in the Premier League in 2016 – The Saints have collected 56 points from 32 games (with a goal difference of +16) so far this year. 13. West Bromwich Albion have averaged 1.16 points per game in the Premier League in 2016 – The Baggies have collected 37 points from 32 games, with a goal difference of -7, so far this year. 23 12. Stoke City have averaged 1.19 points per game in the Premier League in 2016 – The Potters have collected 38 points from 32 games so far this year. 22. Crystal Palace have averaged 0.68 points per game in the Premier League in 2016 – The Eagles have collected 22 points from 32 top flight games so far this year 14. Swansea City have averaged 1.16 points per game in the Premier League in 2016 – The Swans have collected 37 points from 32 games, with a goal difference of -12, so far this year. 23 10. West Ham have averaged 1.41 points per game in the Premier League in 2016 – The Hammers have collected 45 points from 32 games so far this year. 8. Leicester City have averaged 1.72 points per game in the Premier League in 2016 – The Foxes have collected 55 points from 32 games so far this year. 9. Newcastle United averaged 1.54 points per game in the Premier League in 2016 – The Magpies collected 20 points from 19 Premier League games, prior to being relegated in spring. 23 There is just one month left in the calendar year, but which Premier League club’s have been enoying the best 2016?The football season extends across the years, so timing your form is crucial if you want to win trophies.Which is what makes the calendar year table so fascinating – you’ll see clubs flying high with little to show for their efforts, while others are lower down but claimed greater glory.Take a look at the standings in the gallery above. 17. Burnley have averaged 1.08 points per game in the Premier League in 2016 – The Clarets have collected 14 points from 13 games so far this year. 23 23 23 23 23 23 21. Norwich City averaged 0.74 points per game in the Premier League in 2016 – The Canaries collected 14 points from 19 top flight games this year, prior to being relegated in spring. 23 19. Middlesbrough have averaged 0.92 points per game in the Premier League in 2016 – Boro have collected 12 points from 13 top flight games so far this year. 23 2. Liverpool have averaged 1.88 points per game in the Premier League in 2016 – The Reds have collected 60 points from 32 games (with a goal difference of +31) so far this year. 7. Manchester United have averaged 1.75 points per game in the Premier League in 2016 – The Red Devils have collected 56 points from 32 games (with a goal difference of +11) so far this year. 18. Watford have averaged 1.06 points per game in the Premier League in 2016 – The Hornets have collected 34 points from 32 games so far this year. last_img read more

Chelsea make contact with Bundesliga side over winger transfer

first_img no dice Ronaldo warned Lukaku how hard scoring goals in Serie A would be before Inter move huge blow He interested Chelsea again prior to the start of the 2017/18 season, but opted to remain with Leverkusen, where he performed excellently throughout the campaign.This season the 21-year-old has found first-team chances limited, however, starting only eight of his 16 appearances. Latest Football News 2 Forbes list reveals how much Mayweather, Ronaldo and Messi earned this decade REVEALED Leon Bailey is again interesting Chelsea The United States international, a winger like Bailey, has returned to his former club on a loan deal until the end of the season, before he links up with Maurizio Sarri’s squad in the summer. Bailey’s lack of game time came under Heiko Herrlich, who was sacked as Leverkusen manager last month and replaced by Peter Bosz.“I am very happy that this change has come about,” Craig Butler, Bailey’s agent and stepfather, told SportBild. “Leon did not develop under Heiko Herrlich,“For Leon it is very important that he enjoys football, he lives alone in Germany, the family is in Jamaica, and if Leon does not have fun, it kills him.“Top clubs have come forward, Real and Atletico Madrid, Chelsea, Roma, and in recent months they have been surprised that Leon plays so seldom, wondering why a top league player like him is suddenly sitting on the bench.”Chelsea have already bought from Germany once this month, signing Christian Pulisic from Borussia Dortmund in a deal worth around £57.6million (€64million). BEST OF ADVICE REPLY Premier League Team of the Season so far, including Liverpool and Leicester stars Berahino hits back at b******t Johnson criticism – ‘I was in a dark place at Stoke’ 2 Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? MONEY shining Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions RANKED Chelsea have made contact with Bayer Leverkusen over the possible signing of Leon Bailey, his agent has revealed.Bailey was linked with a number of Premier League clubs in January 2017, but chose to move from Genk in Belgium to the Bundesliga. Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury Christian Pulisic has signed for Chelsea REVEALED last_img read more

How Spurs could line up in Belgrade with midfielder in line for first start

first_img LIVE on talkSPORT How Red Star Belgrade could line up for their Champions League clash against Tottenham Mauricio Pochettino is under pressure following Tottenham’s poor run of form Vitoria Guimaraes vs Arsenal (Wednesday, 3:50pm) – talkSPORT 2Red Star Belgrade vs Tottenham (Wednesday, 8pm) – talkSPORTAtalanta vs Manchester City (Wednesday, 8pm) – talkSPORT 2Lazio vs Celtic (Thursday, 5:55pm) – talkSPORT 2Chelsea vs Crystal Palace (Saturday, 12:30pm) – talkSPORTNottingham Forest vs Derby (Saturday, 12:30pm) – talkSPORT 2Southampton vs Everton (Saturday, 3pm) – talkSPORT 2Leicester vs Arsenal (Saturday, 5:30pm) – talkSPORTCardiff vs Bristol City (Sunday, 12pm) – talkSPORT 2 Red Star BelgradeRed Star head into this game with no injury concerns and a fully fit squad to choose from.Manager Vladan Milojevic is primed to start with both Milan Pakvov and Veljko Simic, after they key attacking duo were both brought off during the club’s 2-0 win over Proleter Novi Sad. That was the last time the north London side tasted victory, with just one win in their last six games in all competitions.Last year’s Champions League finalists are looking for a welcome distraction from their domestic form, with Spurs currently lying 11th in the Premier League.Red Star Belgrade, on the other hand, have won all but one of their 14 Serbian SuperLiga encounters to date and lie six points clear at the top of the has taken a look at how both sides could line up for the Champions League clash – which is LIVE on talkSPORT. 3 3 getty images Check out all the live commentaries coming up across the talkSPORT network this week AFP Tottenham will be looking for a repeat of their previous meeting against Red Star Belgrade when the two sides meet again on Wednesday evening.Harry Kane and Heung-Min Son both notched doubles, with Erik Lamela also on the scoresheet as Mauricio Pochettino’s men ran out 5-0 winners at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium a fortnight ago. 3 TottenhamPochettino’s only long-term injury concern remains his captain Hugo Lloris, who is currently nursing an elbow injury that is set to keep him out of action until 2020, while Erik Lamela misses out again but with a short-term issue.England striker Kane missed Sunday’s clash with Everton due to illness, but is expected to lead the line for Spurs in Belgrade.Giovani Lo Celso is also in line for his first start after a string of cameos from the bench.Meanwhile, Son and Serge Aurier could both be rested following the traumatic turn of events in Sunday’s 1-1 draw at Everton.Both players were involved in the incident which resulted in a sickening injury to Toffees midfielder Andre Gomes. How Spurs could line-up in Belgrade for their Champions League clash on Wednesday nightlast_img read more

Football Talk: Stephen Thompson’s pay cut, #BigZ winds up Celtic fans

first_imgThe same can’t be said for Hibs hero Conrad Logan though. He’s going back into the wilderness at Easter Road by being dropped for tonight’s game against Rangers. Oh, and have you seen Vidal’s dive? It’s all in today’s Football Talk. Oops, I’ve just been shot, hold on, I need to fall down. Ahh, the lower leagues… There are many things you can do at a football club to make a name for yourself. You can be the practical joker off the pitch, or maybe the more traditional goalscorer on it, but Colin Kazim-Richards is quickly learning not to try option three – making yourself a hashtag. Once the Celtic fans had bit at Carlton Cole’s tweets, they turned on the other striker at the club who prefers to talk on social media than hit the back of the net. Meanwhile, Stephen Thompson, who has admitted to a significant pay cut, is said to be going nowhere, even if Dundee United are relegated. The Celtic fans are not a fan of the hashtag. Ride on, eternal, shiny and chrome… SNS SNSFormer Dundee and Dundee United defender Lee Wilkie, who won 11 caps for Scotland, turns 36 today.Stoke City and Republic of Ireland goalkeeper Shay Given was also born on this day in 1976. He celebrates turning 40 today.last_img read more

Mozilla Launches WebAPI Effort to Free Apps from Vendor Chains

first_img7 Types of Video that will Make a Massive Impac… Growing Phone Scams: 5 Tips To Avoid joe brockmeier 1 Related Posts Why You Love Online Quizzescenter_img How to Write a Welcome Email to New Employees? Mozilla is continuing in its efforts to disrupt proprietary, single-vendor application ecosystems on mobile devices. This time around the Moz is taking up the task of providing a consistent API so developers can write HTML5 applications rather than native apps for iOS, Android, and other mobile devices and operating systems. Called WebAPI, the target is to provide “a basic HTML5 phone experience” within six months and submit the API to the W3C for standardization.The WebAPI is part of Mozilla putting serious effort into mobile devices through its Boot to Gecko (B2G) initiative. With B2G, Mozilla is trying to reverse the trend of developers having to target multiple devices and mobile operating systems for development, rather than simply writing for the Web. Robert Nyman, technical evangelist for Mozilla, says that the API would be used for any application needing to interact with information or other applications; for instance, any application that needs to dial the phone, use the camera, control phone settings or access the contacts on the phone.Nyman says that the plan is to get the API into shape, and then propose it to the W3C. Given that this will require support from Apple, Google, Microsoft, and other vendors, I asked whether Mozilla had reached out to the other parties involved yet. Says Nyman, “Our approach is that all our work is being done in the open: using Mozilla’s bug tracker, mailing lists etc, so anyone can take part of what is going on. However, before it has reached a state that is mature enough, it hasn’t been ready for the act of reaching out just yet.”According to the Mozilla Wiki the Accelerometer and Geolocation APIs already shipped in Mozilla, and the remainder are works in progress. Mozilla is not just talking about the effort, though – the organization is also looking to hire developers to work on WebAPI and related efforts.If Mozilla pulls it off, it might be the first to do so. Nyman says that no APIs of similar scope are currently in use, though he says that the W3C Device API is “a move in that direction.” Android Honeycomb is the first to implement parts of the Device API. Another alternative is PhoneGap, which Nyman says has been “tremendously useful,” but it isn’t considered a standard. PhoneGap is also limited to iOS, Android, WP7, BlackBerry, webOS, Symbian, and Bada – and doesn’t have uniform support for hardware across all OSes.This is a pretty ambitious project for Mozilla to be tackling, both technically and politically. Apple, for example, has little incentive to provide companies like Amazon an even better escape hatch out of native iOS development. It would be good if they succeed, but it’s going to be an uphill battle. Think the Mozilla team can pull it off? Tags:#APIs#hack last_img read more