Barcelona, Madrid win as title race intensifies

first_imgMADRID (AP):Barcelona and Real Madrid won their matches yesterday with the Spanish league title race now guaranteed to go to the final round.Neymar scored a hat-trick for Barcelona in a comfortable 4-1 win at Las Palmas, while Cristiano Ronaldo scored a pair of goals for Madrid in a 4-1 home victory over Sevilla.Madrid scored with an unusual goal by Nacho Fern·ndez, who sent a quickly taken free kick into the net while the Sevilla defence and goalkeeper were preparing to set up a wall.EVEN ON POINTSThe results left the rivals even on points, with Barcelona ahead on the head-to-head tiebreaker. But Madrid can retake sole possession of the lead on Wednesday when it plays at Celta Vigo in a game postponed from February.Madrid needs four points from its last two games to secure the title regardless of Barcelona’s result against Eibar at home next weekend. Madrid’s final game is at Malaga.Madrid is trying to win its first league title since 2012, while Barcelona is seeking its third straight LaLiga trophy.last_img read more

CCTV footage leads to arrest of Alberttown man

first_imgWakenaam businessman’s murderAn Alberttown, Georgetown resident was on Wednesday morning arrested and is being interrogated for the murder of Wakenaam businessman, Mahendra Persaud who was gunned down on Alexander Street, Bourda on Tuesday.Dead: Mahendra PersaudThe 26-year-old suspect was arrested at about 03:50h by Police ranks. A Police source stated that the man is a known character to the Police and was seen in the CCTV footage of the shooting incident after it was reviewed by investigators.Guyana Times understands that the Police uplifted and reviewed several pieces of surveillance footage from nearby businesses in the area where the incident took place. With the arrest of Alexander, the Police are on the hunt for one other man suspected to be the shooter.The 26-year-old businessman was shot about three times on Tuesday by a lone gunman who attacked him seconds after he exited a motorcar to transact business at a wholesale store. He reportedly collapsed and was run over by a heavily tinted motorcar.A man, who was seen changing the licence plates of the vehicle after the incident was arrested. He is said to be assisting with investigations.It was reported that after the young businessman was shot, licensed firearm holders who witnessed the incident discharged several rounds in the direction of the gunman who managed to escape on a motorcycle ridden by an accomplice.The injured businessman was taken to the Georgetown Public Hospital where he was pronounced dead on arrival. The gunman was not successful in relieving the Persaud of the bag containing the money he was carrying.It was during him resisting the gunman that he was shot to the neck and stomach. The now dead man was described as friendly, non-confrontational, funny and helpful. He only recently got married.last_img read more

EU Approves 6.5B Euros for Trade in West Africa, Liberia Included

first_imgThe European Union Delegation to Liberia has announced the decision of the European Council to provide at least 6.5 billion euros for the Economic Partnership Agreement Development Program (PAPED) for West Africa during the period 2015 – 2020.The funds will greatly enhance trade and investment flow to 16 West African countries, including Liberia, thereby contributing to their development, sustainable growth and poverty reduction.The provision of the funds by the European Council, according to a statement, is an essential element of the Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) negotiated with West Africa, and will provide funding for projects linked to trade, industry, transport and energy infrastructure in the region, as well as through support to civil society.In approving the funds, the European Council noted that “the Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) is an important step for the partnership between West Africa and the European Union (EU), in coherence with the Joint Africa-EU Strategy, for sustainable economic development that can benefit the West African population including its poorest segments.”The European Council, in addition, welcomed the efforts and progress which West African countries and regional institutions have made to foster regional integration, stating it recalls the fundamental role of regional integration as being instrumental in securing peace, stability and sustainable economic development, as well as its political commitment in support of aid for trade and to mobilise financial flows.According to the press release, this substantial new commitment from the European Commission and the EU Member States, demonstrates the EU’s continuous support to West Africa’s regional integration, which is the most advanced of the African continent.European Commissioner for development, Andris Piebalgs, and Karel De Gucht, for Trade policy, have meanwhile welcomed the decision of the EU’s Foreign Affairs Council, confirming new EU support of at least €6.5 billion for the Economic Partnership Agreement Development Program (PAPED) for West Africa.Commissioner Piebalgs said: “EU’s commitment responds to the needs expressed by West Africa and will allow the region to take advantage of all the opportunities of the Economic Partnership Agreement. The implementation of the EPA will be instrumental in creating favourable conditions to boost trade in the region and stimulate growth and job creation. The development of the region will also contribute to increase peace and stability in West Africa.”In 2010, the EU already pledged to provide €6.5 billion to support the PAPED for the period 2010-2014. This pledge was eventually increased and the EU has funded projects worth €8.2 billion (through the European instruments, Member States’ bilateral cooperation and the European Investment Bank). BackgroundThe region of West Africa1 includes Benin, Burkina Faso, Cap Verde, Côte d’Ivoire, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea Bissau, Liberia, Mali, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Togo and Mauritania.In the Foreign Affairs Council’s conclusions, the European Union acknowledges the importance of the Economic Partnership Agreement Development Program (PAPED) developed by West Africa during the negotiations of the EPA between the 16 states in the region and the European Union.The PAPED has five objectives including promoting diversification and growth in production capacity; development of trade within the region and improved access to internal markets; improvement and reinforcement of regional and national infrastructure linked to trade; fiscal, social and economic reforms, and other trade-related issues; implementation of EPA monitoring and evaluation.The PAPED is an essential step in the process towards the implementation of the future EPA. Also, the EPA represents a new kind of partnership between West Africa and the EU in the sense that although it is a trade agreement, it has a specific development objective. It is designed to strengthen West-African economies via the production and export of a wider range of goods, and by increasing trade between the countries in the region.The negotiations for an Economic Partnership Agreement between West Africa and the European Union have recently been concluded and endorsement at political level is expected in due course.Economic Partnership Agreements (EPAs) are trade and development agreements negotiated between the EU and African, Caribbean and Pacific regions engaged in a regional economic integration process. The EPAs were put in place to help ACP countries integrate into the world economy and share in the opportunities offered by globalisation.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Fort St. John nominated for Gamestown 2010

first_imgSo Mayor Lantz is encouraging residents to rally together and submit their stories. [asset|aid=2023|format=mp3player|formatter=asset_bonus|title=0627683806c9110e109f27e28fc01e08-Lantz 2_2_Pub.mp3] Later this year, three communities will be awarded Gold, Silver, or Bronze medals. Prizes range from $100,000 to $25,000. To submit a story, visit www.gamestown2010.caAdvertisement Mayor Bruce Lantz is urging the community to show its Olympic spirit. At the regular City Council meeting last week, Lantz says Fort St. John is registered for the Gamestown 2010 competition.All residents have to do now is log onto the website, and explain how the community is making a difference in supporting healthy living, sports, environmental sustainability, and the Olympic spirit. – Advertisement -[asset|aid=2022|format=mp3player|formatter=asset_bonus|title=0627683806c9110e109f27e28fc01e08-Lantz 1_5_Pub.mp3] The money would then be used to improve a local sport or a healthy living facility in Fort St. John. Residents can upload videos, photos, and stories to the website. To date, there are only a handful of stories dedicated to Fort St. John. Advertisementlast_img read more


first_imgSiobhan Hutcheon who was the tragic victim of the fatal accident on the main Letterkenny to Derry road near Newtoncunningham when her car was involved in a collision with a Bus Eireann bus. (NW Newspix)ONE of three children injured in a car crash in which a woman died yesterday is in a critical but stable condition and has been transferred to the Royal Victoria Hospital in Belfast.The young mum, named locally as Siobhan Hutcheon, originally from Derry but living in Ardmore Manor in Muff, died instantly in the collision involving a Bus Eireann coach.The accident occurred at around 3.30pm in the townland of Ardee near Newtowncunningham on the main N3 Derry to Letterkenny road. Her three children who were in the car at the time were taken by ambulance to Altnagelvin Hospital in Derry.One of them has since been transferred to the Royal for further treatment.The driver of the bus was uninjured.Gardai have appealed to anyone who witnessed the accident to contact Letterkenny Garda Station 00353 74-9167100 or the Garda Confidential Line 1800 666 111.   FATAL CRASH: CHILD IN CRITICAL CONDITION IN BELFAST HOSPITAL was last modified: May 4th, 2014 by John2Share 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)last_img read more

2 deny causing death of toddler

first_img 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week A preliminary hearing setting for the couple is scheduled Nov. 10 in Division 5 of Alhambra Superior Court. The preliminary hearing is scheduled Dec. 1, also in Division 5 of the Alhambra Superior Court. The couple were arrested three days after a 9-1-1 call Oct. 11 from their home in the 1700 block of South Second Street, reporting a child not breathing. The toddler, whom officials said had been in the couple’s care since she was 9 months old, was pronounced dead at a local hospital after attempts to revive her failed. A preliminary coroner’s report ruled the death a homicide because the child had died as a result of “severe blunt trauma to the lower abdomen causing life-threatening injuries,’ Alhambra police said. Molly R. Okeon can be reached at (626) 578-6300 Ext. 4496, or by e-mail at ALHAMBRA — The couple charged with killing Sarah Chavez, their 2-year-old foster daughter, were arraigned Wednesday in Alhambra Superior Court. Frances Abundis, 35, and Armando Abundis Sr., 32, pleaded not guilty to charges of murder, child abuse and assault. Frances Abundis also was charged with possession of marijuana with intent to sell, according to the Los Angeles District Attorney’s Office. They are charged with one count of assault on a child causing death, one count of murder and two counts of child abuse likely to cause great bodily injury or death, according to the District Attorney’s Office. If convicted, each defendant faces a possible life sentence with no chance of parole. They are being held on $2 million bail each, and both defendants were ordered not to contact or come within 100 yards of Armando Abundis Jr. by L.A. Superior Court Judge David Sotelo on Oct. 18.last_img read more

Cranes fall to South Africa, COSAFA dream put to bed

first_imgUganda Cranes’ Dan Sserunkuma (R) tries to get past a South African defender on Tuesday. (PHOTO/AGENCY)COSAFA Cup 2019-Plate Semi final South Africa 1(4)-1(2) UgandaPrinces Magogo Stadiam, Durban Tuesday, 04-06-2019The Uganda Cranes team currently in South Africa were dumped out of the COSAFA Cup on Tuesday afternoon.Having lost to Lesotho on Saturday and dropped to the Plate competition, Abdallah Mubiru’s side were once again on the losing end as hosts, South Africa defeated them 4-2 on penalties following a 1-1 draw in normal time.After a goalless first 45 minutes, the Cranes took the lead thanks to 2017/18 StarTimes Uganda Premier top scorer Dan Sserunkuma.The hosts would however equalize 18 minutes to the end through Luther Singh to send the game into sudden death.Like it was the case on Saturday, the Cranes once again failed to convert most of their penalties as South Africa progressed to the Plate finals.Uganda started the game strongly, looking dangerous especially when going forward.Inside the opening 7 minutes, Mustapha Kizza sent a low cross into the area but Sserunkuma could not connect with it, as the forward arrived late.Two minutes later, South Africa were forced into an early substitution as Jamie Webber replaced the injured Sam Bongani.It was all Uganda in the first 10 minutes. Sserunkuma played-in Juma Balinya but the Police FC forward could not find the back of the net despite standing a few yards away from the goal-line.After the early scare, Bafana Bafana started growing into the game and on 17 minutes, they hit the cross bar through Keanu Cupido.At the half hour mark, Nicholas Kasozi tried his luck from distance but his effort went wide of the target.At the end of the opening half, Uganda were looking the better side but still lacked the cutting edge infront of goal.At the start of the second half, Allan Kayiwa was introduced in place of Michael Birungi as the Cranes searched for the opening goal.It would eventually come two minutes after the restart through Sserunkuma who had looked dangerous all day long.Uganda got two chances in quick succession, to double their lead but it was not to be. First Balinya saw a shot pushed out for a corner by the Bafana Bafana custodian before Isaac Isinde’s goal bound header, from the resultant kick, was saved comfortably.Twenty nine (29) minutes before the end, Balinya wasted Uganda’s best chance to seal the game as he rounded the goal keeper but could only find the side net with his effort.Sensing that the game may be slipping out of their hands, South Africa went onto the offensive.After two near-misses, the host would eventually pull level. Singh shot powerfully from a narrow angle and managed to beat Charles Lukwago in the Cranes goal to level the scores at 1-1.In response, Bright Anukani was introduced in place of Balinya as the Cranes went in search of a second goal.However, it was South Africa who nearly won it at the death but Lukwago produced a stunning souble save to ensure the game heads into the shoot-outs.In the penalties, Mustapha Kizza and KCCA FC teammate Muzamir Mutyaba missed their kicks with only Shafick Kagimu and Nicholas Kasozi converting for Uganda.On the other side, South Africa converted all their first four kicks to win the contest 4-2.The result means South Africa reach the final of the 2019 COSAFA Cup-Plate while Uganda will have to pack their bags and head home.Uganda Cranes starting XI vs South AfricaCharles Lukwago (G.K), Paul Willa, Mustafa Kizza, John Revita, Isaac Isinde (cpt), Nicholas Kasozi, Michael Birungi, Muzamiru Mutyaba, Shafik Kagimu, Dan Sserunkuma, Juma Balinya.Comments Tags: COSAFA 2019topUganda Craneslast_img read more

Platform Tracks Dangers to World’s Historic Sites

first_imgcurt hopkins 4 Keys to a Kid-Safe App As Discovery News points out in their coverage, destroyed sites are marked with black spots, sites at immediate risk of destruction (rescue-needed) are red, at-risk sites orange and stable ones are marked with green.So far, 40 of the 80 sites identified as rescue-needed have been supported with threat-and-planning support documents. Those sites include Great Zimbabwe, the old city of Damascus in Syria, Samarra in Iraq and Antigua Guatemala. The value of saving and stabilizing these sites is not strictly intellectual and cultural. An earlier Global Heritage Network report estimated a $100 billion boon in tourism dollars annually by 2025 could result from preservation of the sites in its database. 5 Outdoor Activities for Beating Office Burnout Related Posts 9 Books That Make Perfect Gifts for Industry Ex… Tags:#art#Google#international#Location#web 12 Unique Gifts for the Hard-to-Shop-for People… The Global Heritage Fund has launched a web-based global tracking platform that identifies, monitors and communicates threatened sites in developing countries to scientists, governments and local activists. The Global Heritage Network brings data from Google Earth, Esri, DigitalGlobe together with social networking information to identify at-risk sites in places where the resources for such surveys are in short supply. last_img read more

Archers unleash fury after Ayo fumes

first_imgGo moves on from costly miss in Ateneo loss to La Salle And that proved to be the straw that broke the camel’s back for Ayo, who took off his jacket and slammed it to the floor in frustration.“I always thrive in anger and hatred. I’ve always been there. My players can say that and that’s how I was raised,” he said. “Personally, anger or hatred fuels my adrenaline and it helps me in making right decisions.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutHis players responded as La Salle got its act together and went on a decisive 10-0 run to finish the game and hack out a 79-76 victory.“They executed the game plan because we’re not going to quit. We’re not just going to wait there and allow them to beat us. We’re going to do our part, we’re going to compete, and we’re going to do whatever it takes, just to win, in the right way, of course,” he said. “There were lots of distractions, I can say that, in the first round,” admitted Ayo, whose team finished at No. 2 with a 12-2 slate. “But we were able to overcome them and we were able to focus when the second round came. It’s just being focused and being committed to the objective, which is to win the championship,” he said.The Green Archers head to the Final Four against No. 3 Adamson riding a seven-game winning streak.Ayo is confident coming into the duel but he is also wary of the challenge the Falcons present.“It will be a dogfight, for sure. They’re going to prepare against us. Our last game in the second round was close, it was decided less than a minute or two. So for sure, it will be difficult for us. We’re going to prepare against them.”Armed with a twice-to-beat edge, the Green Archers take on the Soaring Falcons on Saturday.ADVERTISEMENT John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding Read Next MOST READ Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH LATEST STORIES Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion Archers, Eagles favorites to win UAAP Season 80 PLAY LIST 02:36Archers, Eagles favorites to win UAAP Season 8002:49La Salle, FEU put ugly offseason brawl behind: ‘Let’s forget what happened’02:34UAAP SEASON 80 PREVIEW: DLSU GREEN ARCHERS01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games De La Salle coach Aldin Ayo. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netAldin Ayo couldn’t seem to solve what’s puzzling La Salle that it can’t shake off Ateneo on Sunday.Whatever the Bicolano mentor did for the first 30 minutes wasn’t working and the Green Archers found themselves down 12 in the fourth quarter and by seven, 69-76, with 2:24 remaining.ADVERTISEMENT Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa View commentslast_img read more

Pacquiao takes another swipe at Mayweather over exhibition match KO

first_imgSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion MOST READ Read Next Pacquiao had already trolled Mayweather on Twitter just hours after former pound-for-pound king knocked out an overmatched Nasukawa in the first round of their three-round show in Japan.“Here is an early New Year’s resolution. To continue to only fight experienced opponents who are my size or bigger,” Pacquiao tweeted.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool starsAnd apparently, the Filipino boxing icon wasn’t done as he shared his two-cents on the fight that drew flak and was even deemed nonsensical by many.“It’s my first time to see an exhibition where you knock your opponent out,” Pacquiao said in an interview with “Supposedly, an exhibition is just to entertain people, nothing serious, for three rounds. But that’s what I understand about exhibitions.” TS Kammuri to enter PAR possibly a day after SEA Games opening Mayweather and Pacquiao are again rumored for a rematch after the two met at a music festival in Tokyo last September and more recently four days ago during the game between the Los Angeles Clippers and Charlotte Hornets at Staples Center in Los Angeles.But as of now, Pacquiao, the reigning WBA welterweight champion, is focused on his title defense against Adrien Broner on January 19 in Las Vegas.“I have no problem fighting anybody as long as there is no problems with the negotiations,” said Pacquiao, who lost to Mayweather by unanimous decision in 2015. “My plan is just one at a time.”Mayweather reportedly earned $9 million in his exhibition against the 20-year-old Nasukawa that lasted only two minutes.ADVERTISEMENT Hotel management clarifies SEAG footballers’ kikiam breakfast issue LATEST STORIES View comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LOOK: Joyce Pring goes public with engagement to Juancho Triviño Marc Pingris sees Ian Sangalang as his heir apparent Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparc Is Luis Manzano planning to propose to Jessy Mendiola? SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Manny Pacquiao took another jab at Floyd Mayweather Jr. and his New Year’s Eve exhibition boxing match against up-and-coming Japanese featherweight kickboxer Tenshin Nasukawa in Japan.ADVERTISEMENT SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionlast_img read more