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

Taxi driver shot during crossfire between bandits, Police Corporal

first_imgA taxi driver was admitted to the Georgetown Public Hospital on Sunday morning, following a shootout between a Police Corporal and two suspected bandits at the La Penitence Market.The injured man is Kennette Hoyte, 49, of Perry Street, Tucville, Greater Georgetown. Based on reports received, the man, who operates his taxi during the Sunday market day, was soliciting passengers when two suspected bandits snatched a gold chain from a Police Corporal who was also at the market.Guyana Times understands that after the men grabbed the gold chain, the Police Corporal who was later identified as Morris Williams whipped out his service revolver and discharged two rounds at the men.In retaliation, the men dropped the gold chain and returned fire. It was during the exchange of gunfire that Hoyte was shot. The two bandits made good their escape on a pedal cycle.It is not clear if Hoyte was accidentally shot by the Policeman or the bandits, but, according to reports, the Corporal was placed under close arrest.The injured man was rushed to the Georgetown Public Hospital where he was admitted. The Police are continuing their investigations into the matter.last_img read more