Cristiano Ronaldo: I was bad, scored eight, now I’m good

first_img Sport EN Visibly annoyed, he said: “Before I was bad and now I am good ebcause I scored eight goals in two games.” 16/09/2015 Upd. at 02:33 CEST He scored a hat-trick and netted five in the game before, and spoke to foreign media after the game to show his displeasure at some of the criticism he received during his minor goal drought. center_img Ronaldo only spoke to the foreign media but not the Spanish. He added: “We are in a good moment, you have to highlight the work of the team. We were consistent in defence and the team has done good work. Cristiano Ronaldo spoke after Real Madrid beat Shakhtar Donetsk 4-0 at the Santiago Bernabeu. Shakhtar played very well, they are a team that had a lot of the ball, but this Tuesday was the day of Real Madrid and we won playing well.”last_img read more

Shedding light on leukaemia

first_imgBy MATT MALE KOOWEERUP will light up next Thursday, raising money for the Leukaemia Foundation. Hundreds are predicted at the…[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

Fire in Nar Nar Goon

first_imgBy Jessica Anstice Emergency services were called to a grass and scrub in Nar Nar Goon about 2.50pm on Friday. Six CFA vehicles…[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

Power stays clear in Bridgestone Boys International Order of Merit

first_imgKilkenny’s Mark Power has cemented his place at the top of the standings in the Bridgestone Boys International Order of Merit. Power reached the quarter-finals of the Boys Amateur Championship having finished second in stroke play qualifying. His efforts earned him 100 points on the Order of Merit table, moving him further clear of Lisburn’s Aaron Marshall. Marshall remains second with Athenry’s David Kitt holding on to third place. Charlie Denvir (Elm Park) and Allan Hill (Athenry) complete the top five. Lisburn’s Joshua Robinson moved into the top 10 thanks to his run as far as the last 16 of the Boys Amateur.The Jacques Léglise Trophy (31 August – 1 September) is the final event in the Bridgestone Boys International Order of Merit, which has been running since the start of the season. In total, there have been nine events in the series, which began with two boys’ international matches against France and Wales in March.This is the first year of the Bridgestone Boys International Order of Merit, which recognises the leading performers across the season. As part of the new format, the top three players earned automatic selection on the Ireland team for the Boys Home Internationals.BRIDGESTONE BOYS INTERNATIONAL ORDER OF MERIT TOP 101 Mark Power (Kilkenny) 3442 Aaron Marshall (Lisburn) 1623 David Kitt (Athenry) 1514 Charlie Denvir (Elm Park) 1095 Allan Hill (Athenry) 1076 Tom McKibbin (Holywood) 1027 Eoin Murphy (Dundalk) 938 Max Kennedy (The Royal Dublin) 799 Joshua Robinson (Lisburn) 7510 Odhran Maguire (Slieve Russell) 73print WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Emaillast_img read more

Liverpool forced to FA Cup replay by dogged Blackburn

first_imgBy Tom HaywardLiverpool were left frustrated by Championship side Blackburn Rovers who defended heroically to draw 0-0 at Anfield on Sunday and force a replay in their FA Cup quarter-final.After an even first half Liverpool dominated after the break but wave after wave of attack was thwarted by a Blackburn side who had already accounted for Premier League sides Swansea City and Stoke city in the two previous rounds.Kolo Toure headed against a post, while Daniel Sturridge, Philippe Coutinho and Raheem Sterling failed to break down their second tier visitors despite relentless pressure.Aston Villa – who beat West Bromwich Albion 2-0 on Saturday – are the only side to seal a semi-final spot so far while Manchester United host holders Arsenal on Monday.Giant-killers Bradford City travel to Reading on March 16 for a replay after their 0-0 draw.last_img read more

“Nothing to Laugh About 10” for Anna Regina Community Centre Ground on Saturday

first_imgEssequibians are in for a treat this weekend as the most popular theatrical production, “Nothing to Laugh About 10” heads their way. The show is billed for the Anna Regina Multilateral Community Centre Ground on Saturday evening.Signature productions will once again give Guyanese their yearly dose of laughter. This year, the show has an all-star cast, including Michael Ignatius, Lyndon “Jumbie” Jones, Kirwyn Mars, Leza “Radika” Singh, Clemencio Goddette, Chris Gopaul, Mark “Chinee Man” Kazim, Leon Cummings, Johann David, Simone Persaud, Gerard Gilkes, Mark Luke-Edwards, Brian Goodman, Zoya Moore.Tickets cost $1000 for adults and $300 for children. Advance tickets are available at Timo Vulcanising, Maku Vulcanising, Lall’s General Store, G&P Jaigobin Supermarket, Original Juice Centre and Morris and Jenny B Snackette.The show has never disappointed its audience and promises to stay true to that reputation. As usual the show will straddle all the divides; be it politics, race or religion.It is a show that is not afraid to push the boundaries and that is probably why it is the most anticipated show every single year.Patrons are advised to be on time as the show will begin at 20:00h sharp.last_img read more

Guyana can well become a saviour to Caribbean residents

first_imgDear Editor,As a young journalist working for the Barbados Nation newspaper in the 80s, I was sent to cover the aftermath of the very devastating Hurricane Hugo, which wreaked havoc in Montserrat in the summer of 1989.It was the morning after when we got there. When we landed at the main John A. Osborne Airport, after riding in the belly of a British C110 aircraft out of Barbados, we were dumbfounded.I tried to hold ‘my own,’ but it came gushing out in torrents of tears after my editor (a tall hulk of a man) Timothy Slinger began crying. It was a horrifying sight; the island was in a mess. It looked like there had been an island-wide fire; everything was brown. There were no leaves on any tree. Nothing was in place. Cars and household furnishings were scattered in the valleys. People walked the roads aimlessly. I immediately began shooting pictures.When I returned to Barbados with my pictures, the front page picture in our newspaper was with a little boy – maybe 10 years old – sitting on a three-threaded concrete stair with nothing behind him. He was digging, with his hands, hard coconut jelly from a coconut that had blown off a tree during the storm. That was his breakfast. He told us that where he was sitting was his home. There was nothing but the concrete steps remaining. The blue horizon framed his background.We drove from the airport into the capital of Plymouth behind a frontend loader that was lifted by helicopter off a British ship. The machine was pushing the boulders out of the way to make the roads accessible. That was my first trip to Montserrat.Then, in 1995, the previously dormant Soufrière Hills volcano, in the southern part of the island, came alive. Because of my previous affinity with the island, I was assigned to cover that story. I would visit that island several times between 1995 and 2000.I was there when the initial major eruption happened and claimed its first victims – some farmers who had ventured beyond the safe zone to take care of their cattle. The constant belching of plumes of ash and sulfur would eventually make the southern parts of the island uninhabitable. I saw two-thirds of the island’s population being forced to flee, some to surroundings islands, but most to the UK. The United Kingdom lays claim to the island.There were fewer than 1,200 people left on the island. Today the numbers are slowly creeping up. No doubt, the recent spate of hurricanes will retard that momentum.I have lived in Barbados and have been a witness to several hurricanes and tropical depressions. And with the latest uptick in these destructive weather patterns, I am wondering if life in the Caribbean will not make a formidable turn.Could it be that if the globe continues to warm – which is a catalyst for the most deadly and destructive storms – the islands will (like Montserrat) become sparsely populated? The Bible speaks of an eventual disappearance of islands; could this be a foretaste?Guyana – if only because of our sizable land mass and English language – can well become a saviour to the Caribbean residents. We need to begin to think in these terms. We were long the laughing stock of the Caribbean. However, our new-found brush with oil wealth and the prevailing and predicted weather patterns might very well position us as a proverbial “rejected stone” that becomes the “head of the corner”.Of course we can benefit from the mental acumen and the entrepreneurial skills of our fellow Caribbean sisters and brothers. We can benefit from their assistance, particularly in the areas of tourism and offshore investments. Maybe there should be a nonpartisan committee established to begin to explore ways of offering Islanders terms and packages that will lure them to Guyana as financial investors. I think that we need to strike the nail while it is hot. There is a proverb which says, “He is wise who does now what he will eventually be asked to do.”Pastor W. P. Jeffreylast_img read more

WOMEN’S SQUASH COMEBACK TO CAPTURE JESTER’S TITLE

first_imgStory Links For more information, scores and highlights on your favourite U of T athletes and teams, please visit www.varsityblues.ca. Don’t forget to follow us on Twitter, Instagram or Facebook for the latest and greatest in Varsity Blues intercollegiate athletics.  Print Friendly Version The University of Toronto Varsity Blues women’s squash team posted a number of come from behind wins in the final round to take home the 2018 Jester’s League title on Saturday, February 3 at Mayfair Club in Toronto. In the semifinals against the Western Mustangs, the Blues completed the 7-0 sweep to advance to the championship match-up against their rival Queen’s. The team confidently took down the Gaels 5-2 to capture their first Jester’s title since 2014.Toronto found themselves in a 1-2 hole earl against Queen’s, but never gave in. Junana Chaves and Rhea both rallied off come-from-behind victories in their respected matches to regain the lead at 3-2.The biggest momentum swing came when No. 5 seed Thandi Myers took to the court. Down 6-10 in the fifth and final set with four match balls, the first-year Engineering student did the unthinkable. She recorded the next six points to take the match and clinch the league title for the team.The both the men and women now prepare for the 2018 OUA championship, February 9-11, hosted by the Gaels in Kingston, Ont.last_img read more

Dawson Creek Mayor Mike Bernier running for South Peace MLA

first_imgAs no others officially ran against him, he has won the nomination by acclamation. He says he is excited to run for the party, and should he be elected, he looks forward to working with Premier Christy Clark. “I’m going to be working hard to make sure that Peace River South has a BC Liberal MLA again after the next election,” he says. “Premier Christy Clark is the right leader to protect and build B.C.’s economy in these uncertain economic times.”- Advertisement – The official candidate selection meeting will take place in Dawson Creek on December 11th.last_img read more

Transfer rumours and paper review – Friday, October 31

first_imgHere’s the top transfer-related stories in Friday’s newspapers…Manchester United are on the trail of striker Abdul Majeed Waris, according to the Ghana international’s club Trabzonspor. (Daily Mail)Manchester United could turn to Atletico Madrid’s Joao Miranda in January with an £18million bid in the pipeline. (Daily Express)Manchester United keeper Anders Lindegaard wants to stay at the club despite the imminent arrival of Victor Valdes. (Daily Mail)Roberto Martinez is planning for another season with Samuel Eto’o as the striker edges towards triggering an appearance clause that will extend his stay with Everton. (Daily Mail)Arsenal are eyeing a swoop for Fenerbahce starlet Batuhan Yayikci – a player dubbed ‘the Turkish Gareth Bale’. (Daily Mail)Napoli have refuted suggestions that they will make a move for Liverpool striker Mario Balotelli in January. (Daily Mirror)Tottenham are struggling to offload Benoit Assou-Ekotto. The Cameroon defender had attracted interest from QPR – who had him on loan last season – and Crystal Palace, but his wage demands are scuppering any potential deal. (Daily Mirror)And here’s the latest talkSPORT.com headlines…Transfer boost for Liverpool? Reds target hits out at Inter Milan fansLiverpool, Man United and Man City target set to sign new Benfica dealWright-Phillips rejects loan moves to fight for QPR placeItaly goalkeeper unlikely to join Liverpool in JanuaryPSG star shoots down rumours of Manchester United or Arsenal switchArsenal in great position to land Juventus starItaly international hints at possible Chelsea or Tottenham moveExclusive – Man City legend warns Pellegrini: You’re heading for the sack!Exclusive – Silva’s injury could be a blessing for Man City, claims MurphyExclusive – Harper calls on Hull board to offer Bruce a new deallast_img read more