Madang Soccer gears up for Besta Cup finals

first_imgMSA management wasted no time in appointing two coaches to train the team for the competition.Assistant coach David Geladia says the boys will be trimmed down to a final 18 man squad that will travel the road to Lae.Geladia says there are more than 25 players training, under the watchful eyes of MSA selectors and the final team will be announced late next week.Big name players like Henson Topo, Max Sengum and others are also in the squad.“The boys are looking good, taking training seriously and executing the game plan during training which is a positive sign for team work.“After the announcement of the final team, training will be serious and on time to tackle the visiting teams in Lae,” he added.He said after the final announcement of the team, they will go into a 3- 4 days camp before travelling to Lae for the games.Caption:  Madang FC Team 2014-2015 Season.last_img read more

Unwarranted attack on Bishop Juan Edghill

first_imgDear Editor,I wish to initially affirm once again that I have always strived to be a fair and honest commentator on policies and issues that have emanated from Guyana’s politics over the decades. The story recently published in the Guyana Chronicle on January 6, 2017, titled “Bishop Edghill opposes curbs on illegal rum shops” which illustrated him dressed in his ecclesiastical vestments, is a clear error on the part of the Guyana Chronicle and its editor; it should have never been published in such a manner. Furthermore, I believe that the article has caused unnecessary uproar and pain in the Christian community; also it has embarrassed the entire Government as it showed poor journalism and possible interference.I think that every fair and honest Guyanese who views the presentation by Bishop Juan Edghill will realise that the article in the Guyana Chronicle was not professionally, nor impartially written. I know that in politics there is usually a back and forth between politicians and this happens all over the Caribbean, South America and the entire world.However, I think that it was very unfair to publish such a miscalculated story in the State’s National Newspaper. The office of the Bishop is one to be admired, cherished and respected. It was unfortunate that I, like many Guyanese, had to witness a religious leader in his holy garments highlighted in the media in a most negative way. I believe that the caption and the story showed much contempt and misunderstanding by the Guyana Chronicle Newspaper. As a matter of fact, Bishop Edghill in my opinion remains one of the saner political elements that represent us, the Guyanese people, in the National Assembly.Just for clarity, I am one who values the work of the media; I think that the media plays a vital role in disseminating news to us and it is essential for their fraternity to give the deliberations that are made in Parliament.Nevertheless, with regards to this matter, the Guyana Chronicle could have portrayed the speech and remarks by Bishop Juan Edghill in its true and unbiased form. The unwarranted attack on the office Bishop Juan Edghill holds sets a terrible precedence and disrespects the entire Christian community and all religious leaders. After listening to the entire presentation from the Honourable member in the National Assembly on Bill No 32 of 2016, I could have concluded that the Guyana Chronicle erred and its editor should have been more responsible before allowing such an article to be published. I believe that if the Guyana Chronicle wanted to carry such a piece on what had transpired in the National Assembly during the debate on the Bill, there was a better way to inform the public on the statements he made; more so, not publishing such a photo with a controversial headline. I am simply advising that I think the Guyana Chronicle has made an error and should issue a retraction of that article.Yours sincerely,Roshan Khanlast_img read more

Iker Casillas released from hospital, uncertain about future

first_imgWill you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? LeBron James stretches lead in NBA All-Star Game fan voting Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Casillas recently had his contract with Porto extended until the end of the 2019-20 season, with an option for another year.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Pagadian on tighter security for 100,000 expected at Sto. Niño feast Porto doctor Nelson Puga said last week the playing future of Casillas would depend on several factors, including the goalkeeper’s will to keep competing.Casillas said on Monday he feels “very lucky” the incident didn’t have more serious consequences, and thanked the outpouring of support from players and clubs from across the world.“I want to thank the thousands of messages of support that I’ve received,” he said.Casillas joined Porto in 2015 after helping Real Madrid win five league titles and three Champions League trophies.He also helped Spain win one World Cup and two European Championships.ADVERTISEMENT Solon urges Solgen to reconsider quo warranto petition vs ABS-CBN LATEST STORIES Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption The 37-year-old Casillas fell ill during a practice last Wednesday, was rushed to hospital, and underwent a catheterization.“I can only smile after everything that happened,” he said. “It was a very difficult situation but thankfully I’m doing well.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubsSpeaking to reporters outside of the hospital, without taking questions, an emotional Casillas said he doesn’t know “what the future holds,” and that the most important thing was to be standing there talking about himself.“I’m feeling much better,” he said. “I’ll rest for a couple of weeks, or a couple of months, I’m not sure yet. The most important thing is to be here.” Cavs to interview Spurs assistant Ettore Messina for coaching post The Witcher series prompts over 500,000 reprints of Andrzej Sapkowski’s books View comments MOST READ Spanish goalkeeper Iker Casillas smiles while talking to journalists outside a hospital in Porto, Portugal, Monday, May 6, 2019. Veteran goalkeeper Iker Casillas had a heart attack during a training session with his Portuguese club FC Porto and was hospitalized May 1. (AP Photo/Luis Vieira)PORTO, Portugal — A cheerful Iker Casillas was released from the hospital on Monday, five days after having a heart attack.The veteran Porto goalkeeper said he was thrilled with his recovery but didn’t give any hints about whether he would keep playing professionally.ADVERTISEMENT NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption PLAY LIST 02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award03:05Malakanyang bilib sa Phivolcs | Chona Yu Eduard Folayang gets new opponent for ONE Manila card Duterte lambasts Catholic Church anew in curse-laden speech before Filipino Baptistslast_img read more

How much is enough?

first_imgDear Editor,A study was done by the US corps of engineers concerning the drinkable water available in Guyana. This study covers the water’s location, quality and quantity. It should be well noted that most of this water can be found in Berbice near the coast. Such an area should be considered off limits for oil exploration as it will help prevent any risk of contamination of this crucial resource.This also begs the question; how much oil is enough for the given risks associated with it? We have a neighbour who has the largest reserves and, yet they are impoverished. We have an exploration that already is supposed to be successful and yet we don’t know if profit is to be made, because of lack of clarity on decommissioning costs. Then there is the climate and environment which is currently becoming unstable due to increased oil and natural gas usage. So how much is enough to make the money they need, and note it is need, not want (assuming they also need independence from oil importation), while also maintaining the climate. This delicate balance is also reflected in the price of oil as conversion to renewables reduces demand and thus further impacting profitability.Another way of looking at this in layman’s terms is that they are destroying everything the money is spent on to build it back, if you consider the trends of hurricanes and earthquakes. Thus, the money quickly disappears. Florida is a great example of this sad process. There is something to be said about not having hurricanes and earthquakes, while still enjoying beautiful tropical weather and healthy food that is not contaminated. This has always been Guyana’s beauty and envy to the world. Let’s think about how invaluable that is. It is unmatched worldwide!A recent article on the devastating effects of oil contamination in Peru and how it has caused the deaths of children should give us all pause and encourage us to think carefully upon the negative impact we could have on ourselves and our neighbours in this Caribbean and South American community.So, not much money to be made, and there is proof that it can be easily taken away, coupled with the risk of destroying our homeland and that of others. Please tell me again why are we so happy to go down this road? The EU members have already expressed interest in helping us not make these mistakes, but at the end of the day, we must make the decision to take the high road and think long-term about the impact of our decisions.Walking away from the old in pursuit of the new as seen in the abandonment of the sugar industry is not the strategy of good governance. Let’s take a closer look at what is happening.The sugar we make is sold primarily in bulk, while on the shelves in North America they have Enmore-like crystals known as “Sugar in the Raw” selling at US$2 a pound. No strong efforts to commercialise our product has been undertaken. Mauritius is selling aggressively under the Demerara Sugar name and seeing increased profit as stated in their sugar industry’s annual report. Their product can be found in a number of luxury consumables on supermarket shelves. Yet nothing is done to take advantage of opportunities such as the visit of the head of Walmart, who has a strong global presence with many successful retail outlets that we could capitalise upon for the sale of our sugar.It is not that hard to come up with a nice package and a good marketing plan. It just doesn’t make sense. Better decisions need to be made to foster sustainable long-term growth of our economy.Now the hope is to privatise. If private owners can make this business profitable then the issue is not only cost reduction, but the ability to capitalise on opportunities to sell the product for a profit. Being in the Government to serve the people should not be about plundering the nation’s assets and resources to make money for yourself and your friends. However, I may be wrong, but it is hard to believe that these obvious opportunities are not being capitalised upon by such intelligent people over so many years. (You decide which timeframe is relevant. It is hard for me to mark the difference when it comes to this industry). Instead we have these precious assets being neglected so as to reduce their value and make it a great deal for a buyer. What happened to representing the people’s best interest? At some point in time we must as a nation have the courage to ensure that there is the right balance in how we grow our economy while maintaining the beauty in beautiful Guyana.Best regards,Jamil Changleelast_img read more

Lewandowski in assault charge

first_img“I would like to clearly state that I used no force against any persons who invaded my personal space,” Lewandowski wrote on his Facebook page.“I do not intend to teach teenagers how to behave.”Lewandowski said the incident happened near his home.“We have received a complaint of assault concerning a player from Borussia,” a police spokesman confirmed to German daily Bild.Two witnesses have verified the incident.The teenager said he saw Lewandowski drive past his Dortmund school in a Porsche Cayenne and showed the star his middle finger in his frustration at the Bayern move.“I know it wasn’t right,” the teenager told Bild.“But he jumped out of the car and stormed towards me like a bull.“He said to me ‘what was that, what did you do?’, then struck me on the forehead with the palm of his hand, I flew backwards.”Dortmund CEO Hans-Joachim Watzke backed the player.“I have spoken with Robert Lewandowski and he explained that the boy showed him the middle finger,” said Watzke.“Then he got out of the car, put his hand on the boy’s shoulder and asked him why he was doing such a thing.“Robert swears that he did not touch his face or hit him, I believe Robert 100 percent.”Lewandowski scored 24 goals in 31 Bundesliga games last season and has already netted 11 times in 17 league appearances so far this season.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000BERLIN, January 24- Poland striker Robert Lewandowski is being investigated by police after a 17-year-old Borussia Dortmund fan made an allegation of assault against him.The 25-year-old Lewandowski, who will leave Dortmund to join rivals Bayern Munich in July on a free transfer, is said to have struck the youth, but denies the allegation.last_img read more

CDC raises enough money for a new van

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. — The Fort St. John Child Development Centre has officially met its fundraising goals for this year, allowing the Centre to purchase a new wheelchair-accessible van.The CDC’s executive director Tana Millner said that the organization raised the required $77,000 for the new 10-passenger van, which comes fully equipped with a mechanical lift for wheelchair-bound passengers. Millner said that the Centre’s old van was not wheelchair-accessible, causing headaches for the Centre’s staff. “Not having a wheelchair-accessible van with the population that we serve was very difficult sometimes,” said Millner. “It was a good thing that we were able to do it with the help of the community.”Millner said that the van has already been ordered, and the Centre expects to take delivery of the new van in 10 to 12 weeks.- Advertisement –last_img read more

FA Cup quarter final draw: Arsenal given another home game if they get past Hull

first_img Ties to be played March 11-14 1 Everton will face Chelsea in the pick of the FA Cup quarter-finals.Roberto Martinez’s men progressed to the last eight with a 2-0 win at Bournemouth on Saturday, while Chelsea cruised to a 5-1 victory against a young Manchester City side at Stamford Bridge on Sunday.The last-eight clash is a repeat of the 2009 final in which Louis Saha opened the scoring for Everton after 25 seconds, only for goals from Frank Lampard and Didier Drogba to turn the match in Chelsea’s favour.Chelsea’s current interim boss Guus Hiddink was also in charge for that match.West Ham’s reward for a 5-1 win at Blackburn is a trip to Shrewsbury or Manchester United, who go head to head in the fifth round on Monday night.Arsenal will play Watford at the Emirates Stadium if the Gunners can get past Hull in a fifth-round replay at the KC Stadium.Crystal Palace manager Alan Pardew will travel to former club Reading in the other last-eight clash.Ties to be played March 11-14.Draw in fullReading v Crystal PalaceEverton v ChelseaArsenal or Hull v WatfordShrewsbury or Manchester United v West Hamlast_img read more

VIDEO: Mbappe marks PSG debut with a goal alongside Neymar and Cavani

first_img The 18-year-old scored the decisive second goal with a measured effort 1 Kylian Mbappe marked his Paris Saint-Germain debut with a goal as the striker helped Unai Emery’s side to a 5-1 win against Metz in Ligue 1.The 18-year-old was immediately given his first start, despite only being unveiled by the Parisians on Wednesday, and lined up alongside Neymar, Edinson Cavani and Julian Draxler in an exciting attacking quartet.Cavani opened the scoring just past the half hour before former Newcastle flop Emmanuel Riviere levelled the scores approaching half time.But PSG’s attacking threat proved too great for the hosts as Mbappe scored the decisive second goal with a measured effort from just outside the penalty area on the hour mark.Neymar followed up with a similar strike of his own, leaving Cavani and Lucas Moura to wrap up the result with two further goals for the visitors.Victory maintains PSG’s perfect start to the season, with the lavish spenders collecting five wins from their opening five fixtures.last_img read more

Supporters fume as they believe Liverpool star scored another offside goal

first_img Liverpool’s Sadio Mane heads home. Mane was offside there. Two games in a row Liverpool benefits from a linesman’s error— Sir Ted Lasso (@theodorelasso) February 9, 2019 1 A James Milner cross found Mane in the Cherries’ penalty area and the Senegalese headed home past Artur Boruc with ease.But upon viewing the replay supporters of Arsenal, Manchester United, Man City, Chelsea, and Tottenham, all felt the 26-year-old was ahead of play when Milner swung the ball in.Mane’s arm is certainly ahead of Nathan Ake, which doesn’t matter as he can’t score with it, but whether a portion of his body which can score with is offside is unclear.It doesn’t matter though as Anthony Taylor and his team failed to spot it, allowing Liverpool to go 1-0 up.But rival supporters couldn’t help rueing their luck on social media, as you can see below. Premier League Team of the Season so far, including Liverpool and Leicester stars Hearing Mane was offside again for his goal? That’s about 5 times for him alone this season now no joke— Carl (@MajesticMesut) February 9, 2019 Mane offside lmaoooooooooo state of this— Scotty Tridge (@ScottTridge) February 9, 2019 ADVICE Berahino hits back at b******t Johnson criticism – ‘I was in a dark place at Stoke’ shining REPLY RANKED Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? REVEALED MONEY Ronaldo warned Lukaku how hard scoring goals in Serie A would be before Inter move Mane offside there, what a surprise..— Jake Thompson (@JakeThompson_95) February 9, 2019 huge blow REVEALED LATEST FOOTBALL STORIES no dice Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card Liverpool jumped into an early lead against Bournemouth as they attempted to retake top sport in the Premier League but rival fans have been left fuming.Having got lucky against West Ham on Monday with Sadio Mane netting an offside goal, some neutrals believed they once again got the rub of the green. Dear @premierleague ,If you want to give Liverpool the #PL trophy, plz tell us to stop supporting our team!!!!You gave two offside goals for Mane that is assisted by Milner…!!We want a fair play.— b (@mufc_kw86) February 9, 2019 BEST OF Forbes list reveals how much Mayweather, Ronaldo and Messi earned this decade Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won Mane just scored another offside goal… this is getting ridiculous— JoSal (@GoonerJoSal) February 9, 2019 Was that mane offside? But the goal stood? #LIVBOU— Hashim CFC (@Hashyy131) February 9, 2019 Mane with another offside goal. Ref and linesman ignored it. The agenda is real.— Sarah Adams (@Mufc_Sarah) February 9, 2019 Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions Mane was offside. 2 in 2 games.— Guardiolista ™ (@Guardiolista01) February 9, 2019 ANOTHER MANE OFFSIDE GOAL IMAGINE MY SHOCK— JT 🔰 (@Romeluism) February 9, 2019last_img read more

Spurs destroy Dortmund at Wembley with incredible Champions League display

first_img Vertonghen got himself on the scoresheet with a flying volley Tottenham Hotspur secured a memorable 3-0 win against Borussia Dortmund in the first leg of their last 16 Champions League tie.A well-taken finish from Heung-Min Son and a flying volley from the impressive Jan Vertognhen set Mauricio Pochettino’s men on the way. 4 Heung-Min Son put Spurs 1-0 up at Wembley 4 The tie was essentially settled just minutes later when, from another exceptional delivery, Llorente managed to nod home for Spurs.STAR MAN – Jan VertonghenDeployed at left back (presumably to deal with the threat of Sancho), the Belgium international was initially caught too far up in the first half.However, his incredible work rate and desire to get forward effectively nullified the England international.His incredible cross for Son was delightfully tapped home and, after another lung-bursting run, the 31-year-old scored his second of the season. Lloris then produced a vital save to keep out Dan-Axel Zagadou’s deflected header on the brink of half-time.The hosts made the perfect start to the second half when Son Heung-min’s 16th goal of the season put them ahead.A superb cross from the left from Vertonghen fell perfectly for the South Korean to cushion the ball beyond Roman Burki and into the Dortmund net in the 47th minute.The defender then got on the scoresheet himself as he raced onto Serge Aurier’s pinpoint cross to smash a volley home. Llorente watches his header hit the back of the net The 31-year-old was imperious at Wembley 4 And then Fernando Llorente stepped off the bench to head home Christian Eriksen’s corner with five minutes remaining.Wonderkid Jadon Sancho started brightly against Spurs, but the Premier League side delivered a superb performance to move significantly closer to the quarter-finals.With Harry Kane and Dele Alli still injured, Son started up front and looked to use his pace and movement to cause Dortmund problems in behind.Hugo Lloris did well to deny Christian Pulisic at his near post after 15 minutes and he was called into action again when Axel Witsel tried his luck from just outside the box, with the French goalkeeper gathering with ease. 4 MOMENT OF THE MATCHAlthough he ended up on the losing side, Sancho produced an exceptional moment of magic to leave Davinson Sanchez looking rather silly.Picking the ball up on the right hand side, the former Manchester City winger drove at the heart of the Spurs defence.Sanchez backed off in the hope of nicking the ball off the 18-year-old, but was subsequently turned inside out with a breath-taking piece of skill – which fans on Twitter clearly loved.last_img read more