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Hekari takes on Huawei PS United FC this afternoon in the second match of the double header at 3pm in round five of the Southern Conference.Leading the points ladder, Hekari is six points ahead of its rival Huawei and is hoping to gain another three points.Erema is level with PKA Rapatona FC on six points while fourth placed Huawei will need this win to move three points up the ladder but they can only hope Rapatona suffers defeat against Gigira Laitepo in the first match today.For the Northern Conference, a double header will get underway this afternoon at the Sir Ignatius Kilage Stadium in Lae.The first game at 12:30pm is the showdown between Admiralty FC and Besta PNG United FC.The next game will be a grand final rematch between reigning champions Lae City Dwellers FC and Madang FC at 3pm. This is a game to watch with a bumper crowd expected.The only game to be played on Sunday (tomorrow) at 3pm will be between Erema Gulf FC locking horns with FC Pom.
Iraola’s team easily wins (3-1) a blurred SevillaIt is the only team that breaks the tyranny of the ‘first’ in quarters New surprise in Anduva. The Mirandés managed to defeat Sevilla 3-1 in a match in which two goals before half an hour gave Andoni Iraola’s team some peace of mind. The reds qualified for the quarterfinals of the Copa del Rey for the fourth time in their history and expect a rival to be decided in the draw.The Mirandés began the game very seriously, squeezing the ball out of Sevilla and gave the bell very soon with an early goal from Matheus that aroused the madness in Anduva. The Brazilian was ahead of the rojillo team after winning the ball with his body and remaining alone against Vaclik who could not stop right to the second post of the Mirandés striker.Sevilla reacted after the goal, with several occasions that found no goal. With the Mirandés thrown back, but with the clearest ideas in attack, Malsa was able to extend the advantage but Vacilik stopped the ball.A very dangerous foul by Antonio Sánchez to Munir in the front of the area could change the course of the game, but Limones cleared the foul dumped by Gudelj.The reddish attack was more defined and Matheus scored the second after an error from Ever Banega and a little help from Gudelj, who touched the ball with his back to mislead the Sevilla goalkeeper.Julen Lopetegui watched as the first part ended and did not know how to stop forward Matheus, who drove the Nervión team centrals crazy. The Mirandés continued to squeeze in the final minutes and could score in third with a cross shot of Merquelanz and then with another of Matheus, but Vaclik this time did not hesitate. Photo: EFE After passing through the locker room, Lopetegui did not see the game clearly and made a triple change in his starting eleven, putting Ocampos, En-Nesyri and Jordan. Sevillistas starred in the first two occasions, but Mirandés was able to sentence the match from the penalty spot.The referee Jaime Latre had to go to the VAR to see the penalty of Diego Carlos on Álvaro Rey. Vaclik intercepted Álvaro Peña’s shot, a penalty for Andoni Iraola’s team that could have sentenced the match.Mirandés was not affected by missing the maximum penalty, as he kept trying several times but Sevilla insisted on a superb Lemons and a reddish set locked behind.Those of Lopetegui continued fighting controlling the ball at all times, while those of Iraola dedicated themselves to shrinking balls thinking about the end of the match. The minutes passed and time was running out for Sevilla.Álvaro Rey finished the game when he suffered the most reddish team. A clearance after a corner of Sevilla, the Sevilla was the fastest and despite the fact that Vaclik stopped the first attempt to the second marked the third, which gave the final pass to the quarterfinals to Mirandés.Sevilla scored the goal of honor in Nolito boots with the time served on a night that will go down in the history of the rojillo team, the only survivor who does not dispute the First Division of this round.– Data sheet: 3 – Mirandes: Limones, Sergio, Odei, Álvaro Peña (Guridi min 63), Matheus Aias (Marcos André min 73), Álvaro Rey (Kijera min 87), Merquelanz, Malsa, Alex González, Franquesa, Antonio Sánchez.1 – Seville: Vaclik, Nolito, Banega (Ocampos min 46), Munir (En-Nesyri min 46), Koundé (Jordan min 46), Jesús Navas, Gudelj, Escudero, De Jong, Diego Carlos, Oliver.Goals: 1-0: M.7 Matheus. 2-0: M.29 Matheus. 3-0: M. 86 Álvaro Rey. 3-1: M.90 NolithReferee: Jaime Latre (Aragonese school). He admonished Alexander Gonzalez (min 33), coach Andoni Iraola (min 33), Matheus (min 56), Antonio Sánchez (min 77), Sergio (min 79) and visitors to Munir (min 37), for Mirandés. to coach Julen Lopetegui (min 53), Diego Carlos (min 53), Escudero (min 75)
Right now, there is a widespread feeling that clubs will be forced to conduct direct negotiations with their own players, something that would further prolong the problem.Both sides of the negotiation are upset. Players believe that they are giving an image of greedy. Comments from Matt Hancock, health secretary, last week, saying that footballers “should play their part” did not go down well in the locker room.Players want to make sure that clubs don’t want to be opportunists to save money by reducing their wages. Footballers want guarantees that lower-paid teammates are protected, and they would also like to see commitment from club owners. Premier League clubs will start individual negotiations to cut their players’ salaries after failing to reach a collective agreement to try to alleviate the crisis caused by the coronavirus.Despite the fact that players have been informed of the large losses that clubs may suffer due to the interruption of competition due to the pandemic, the Association of Professional Soccer Players has rejected a collective salary cut of 30%.Over the next week, the clubs will discuss the proposal received to try to reach a collective agreement. Many of the clubs are concerned about the possibility of reducing their income in the event that the season is suspended and some of them have already taken measures that affect club employees to reduce this possible effect.
The New year is just a few days old, and despite all the problems in West Indies cricket – the abandoned tour of India; the defeats at the hands of Australia; Sri Lanka, and Australia again; the crisis facing the Board; and the fact that no West Indian made it into Test cricket’s Top Ten at the end of the year – we wish all those in the fraternity all the best for 2016. The only saving grace last year was the wonderful and thrilling victory at Kensington Oval, the one which handed the West Indies a draw against England and which filled every West Indian with excitement and with plenty hope. Although that hope ended only in wishful thinking, my wish, despite my feeling that things will remain the same, in spite of the huffing and puffing by the toothless CARICOM governments, is that the gloom of 2015 will be replaced by a little light in 2016. I love cricket, and I am passionate about Melbourne, Jamaica, and West Indies cricket. Indeed, most people, those who know me and know me well, especially my family, will say that I eat, sleep, and drink cricket. Last year, the West Indies brought down the curtain with an embarrassing and humiliating performance against Australia. They did nothing right. They were terrible in batting, bowling, and fielding. Indeed, with the exception of Darren Bravo, Kraigg Brathwaite, and a few others, they looked like novices. This year, however, the West Indies are scheduled to play one or two series, and based on results of the recent past, things are hardly likely to be any better. In fact, every year it has been the same. Despite the utterances about improvements and little gains, nothing has changed; nothing at all. Looking at the team, which, despite its weakness, includes a few questionable selections, looking at the management team, which allows inexperience and non-performing youngsters to speak on behalf of the team, and looking at the people who consistently talk glowingly about what to expect from the players despite defeat after defeat, it is easy to write off the players – especially as it appears that nothing is really being done to remedy the situation. Despite all the talk, the huge entourage surrounding the team on every tour, the money reportedly being spent on West Indies cricket, and the outreach in West Indies cricket, nothing is really happening. The West Indies need a system to develop their young players into productive players. They need to play the game regularly, to train regularly, and not only when it is ordered and supervised. They need people, good people, checking on them regularly, and not only to sympathise with them and to pat them on the back like nice guys whenever they fail. They need people, coaches or whoever, who will also say something or do something constructive at such times, which, at this time, is most times. COMMITTED PLAYERS The West Indies need to look also for players, good players, who are also proud people, committed people, and people who, although there is not one, respect the flag. And those kinds of players are necessary, very necessary. It makes no sense, or very little sense, to have the most talented players who, at the first sign of adversity, sulk and withdraw themselves from the game, sometimes, most times, affecting other players on the team. The West Indies need players who believe in one for all and all for one, and also players who, even though it is not true, believe, like a journalist, that he, or she, is as good as his, or her, last story. It is folly to fail, and fail, after one or two good performance and to stroll around the ground, to swagger, like the proverbial “cat’s pyjamas”. It is just as bad to treat one who has failed and failed after one or two good performances like royalty. My wish for 2016 is that these things will change. West Indies cricket has been through the good and the bad. It started promisingly, it had its watershed in 1950, it had its ups and downs, it became the best in the world, and now it is back at stage one. The return to the glory days, or near to them, must come back, hopefully, if not quickly. West Indies cricket basically has good, young players. They, however, need to commit themselves to the game and to the West Indies, to train hard and to play hard, and to remember who they are, where they are from, and that although it may not be the best in the world, although players from India, England, Australia earn more money than they do, those from Bangladesh, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, and South Africa are not. The West Indies players are paid what the West Indies can afford. It is as simple as that. My wish for the new year is that from all the few basically talented West Indies players some can be found with the class to carry West Indies cricket through these parlous times. The West Indies need players who can bat, bowl, field and know how to play the game. The West Indies need batsmen who can do more than reel off a pretty stroke here and there, bowlers who can really bowl and who can get good batsmen out, and fielders who can really field. My wish for this year is that the West Indies will see the light and realise that their cricketers are nowhere nearly as good as those of yesteryear, that their cricketers will also face that fact, that their cricketers play Test cricket two or three years too early in most cases, that our administrators will end their insularity, tighten up on West Indies cricket and make it stronger, and that they need to train and practice until they hear a voice say practice no more. West Indies cricket also needs to see less swagger in the cricketers, less cheerleaders, for whatever reason, among those who should guide, and among those guide technical development, and more people who can inspire and motivate rather than simply tell how to bat and bowl.
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…bribery-implicated cop under close arrestOmar Khan, the 40-year-old father who allegedly murdered his 18-year-old son Azeez Khan during an argument at their home at Better Hope, East Coast Demerara, was on Thursday arraigned on a murder charge at the Sparendaam Magistrate’s Court.He was not required to plead to the indictable charge, and was remanded to prison until June 28.Dead: Azeem Orlando KhanCrime Chief Wendell Blanhum has also disclosed that the police officer who had allegedly accepted a bribe to assist the Khan family to ‘cover up’ the crime has been placed under arrest; and if evidence is found to support the allegation that he had attempted to pervert the course of justice, this officer will have the appropriate charges levied against him.The family is believed to have offered that police officer $500,000 to provide them with a suitable alibi for the murdered teen’s father.On May 4, 2017, the 18-year-old Azeez Khan was rushed to the Georgetown Public Hospital after his father had allegedly hit him in the head with a piece of wood during an argument at their home. The argument had allegedly been caused by the younger Khan reportedly hitting his sister behind her head for leaving the home wearing unbecoming clothing. It has been alleged that the elder Khan dealt his son a blow to the head with a piece of wood, causing him to collapse. The young man was rushed to the Georgetown Public Hospital, and doctors there were told that he had fallen from a ladder.But a post-mortem conducted on Monday revealed that the teenager died as a result of haemorrhaging caused by blunt trauma.Both parents of the now dead teenager were taken into Police custody on Monday, and during interrogation, the father confessed to hitting the teenager, claiming it was unintentional.
The female victim is in her thirties, and has received treatment for minor injuries in hospital. Personal items belonging to her were also found strewn along the Dangerous Goods Route approaching Highway 97 South. Police are looking for the driver of an ATV whose fresh tracks were found along the DGS, as they may be able to assist in the investigation. The ATV driver is not believed to be a suspect in the matter. Anyone who may have seen vehicle or pedestrian traffic in the early morning hours is asked to contact the RCMP at 250-784-3700, or to remain anonymous call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.- Advertisement –
One of Donegal’s most spectacular walks is around the lake at Gartan.Nobody needs to tell Geraldine Diver that. Geraldine kindly sent us these pictures of Gartan in all its Autumn glory in recent days.You don’t need to tell us Geraldine – we’re secret fans too.And the great thing about it is that it’s completely free.Get out there today and enjoy it before winter gets a real grip on us and the colours turn to grey. GARTAN PUTS ON ITS SUNDAY AUTUMN BEST – PICTURE SPECIAL was last modified: October 28th, 2012 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:AutumngartanGeraldine Diver
A man who turned off his car lights when approached by Gardai told them he didn’t know why he was behind the wheel.John Gamble, of 67 Admiran Park, Stranorlar, appeared before Letterkenny District Court today charged with drunk-driving and careless driving.The court was told that the 45 year old was at a party with his wife and had left it. He had suffered from extreme back pain for a long time and got such a pain while at the party.He decided to get into his van while in pain after leaving the party, the court was told.He said he didn’t know why he deiced to get into his van.Judge Paul Kelly fined Gamble €250 for drinking-driving and disqualified him from driving for three years.He struck the charge of caress driving out.Mr Gamble’s solicitor asked for her client’s driving ban not to start until August as his wife did not drive.“Perhaps she might considering learning,” added Judge Kelly.STRANORLAR MAN TURNED OFF CAR LIGHTS WHEN APPROACHED BY GARDAI was last modified: February 25th, 2013 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:GardaiJohn GambleLetterkenny District CourtLIGHTSStranorlar