WON’T FEEL OUT OF PLACE THE Mico University College has strengthened its netball programme for the upcoming season. One of the country’s most talented netballers, national goal shooter Jhanielle Fowler-Reid, has enrolled at that institution for the upcoming academic year. Fowler-Reid who returned to the island recently from the Netball World Cup in Australia will be pursuing a bachelor’s degree in guidance and counselling. Fowler-Reid will team up with two members of the team who were in Australia – goal defence Vangelee Williams and centre Nicole Dixon. Assistant coach of the Sunshine Girls, Annette Daley, is the head coach of the Mico University team. Fowler-Reid who plays for Southern Steel in the ANZ Netball Championships in Australia will add vast experience to a Mico team which has been very consistent in intercollegiate netball for the past six years. Fowler-Reid was delighted about the chance to pursue her degree and playing netball at the Mico. “I am more than overjoyed to know that I will be attending this beautiful and great institution to do my degree in guidance and counselling and also knowing that the Mico family has embraced me,” she said. “The Mico institution itself will not be strange to me as I have had several training sessions there and a few of my teammates at the national level are on the Mico team and I won’t feel out of place,” she added. Fowler-Reid will still turn out for the Southern Steel in the ANZ Netball Championship while enrolled at Mico. “When I am overseas I will be able to study online and there are persons both here and overseas who will be willing to help me,” said Fowler-Reid when asked how her overseas engagements will affect her studies at Mico.
BARCELONA, Spain (AP): Already a star, Neymar went supernova. Displaying his unique creative talent, speed and audacity, Camp Nou witnessed the blossoming of a true team leader on Wednesday. “The best match of my career,” said Neymar, who scored two goals and set up two more as Barcelona beat Paris Saint-Germain 6-1 in the second leg to become the first team to overhaul a 4-0 loss in the Champions League. “If we believe, if we play our way, it is difficult to stop Barca,” the 25-year-old Brazil striker said. “This can happen only once in a lifetime.” Neymar set the tone, simply willing Barcelona to victory when elimination seemed inevitable. Needing three goals to reach the quarter-finals and with the clock ticking toward the 88th minute, Neymar sparked an incredible late surge by scoring from a free kick and a penalty. He then made the pass that Sergi Roberto tapped in for the dramatic winner in the fifth and final minute of stoppage time. JAW DROPPING It was one of the most jaw-dropping sequences ever seen at Camp Nou – or any other ground. “Nobody believed that we could score six goals, and there they are,” Neymar said. “This victory is like winning a final.” Since his transfer from Brazilian club Santos in 2013, Neymar has helped Barcelona win the Champions League, a pair of Spanish league and Copa del Rey titles, and the Club World Cup. But those achievements came with Neymar acting as a support player to the one-and-only Lionel Messi. That underscores a key detail of Wednesday’s match that is easily overlooked amid the celebrations: Barcelona pulled off this feat without Messi being the best player on the field. Lightning-fast feet Right from kickoff, Neymar bedeviled PSG’s defence with his lightning-fast feet on the left flank. His run into the area resulted in Barcelona’s third goal, converted by Messi from the penalty spot in the 50th after Thomas Meunier stumbled and thrust his shoulder into Neymar as he streaked past. PSG forward Edinson Cavani appeared to snuff out the fight back with his goal a few minutes later. But instead of Messi, it fell to Neymar to conjure up the three goals now needed. And he was up to the task. Neymar’s free kick curled inside the near post of Kevin Trapp’s goal, rekindling the comeback attempt. And when everyone expected Messi to step back up to the penalty spot after Luis Suarez was brought down by Marquinhos, there was Neymar seizing the moment with a second goal. He then delivered the critical pass, a floating forward lob to meet Roberto’s charge into the box. It was Goal No. 6. “No child or adult here at Camp Nou,” Barcelona coach Luis Enrique said, “will forget this night.”
House-to-house registration vacancy ads– ask Secretariat to withdraw ads and commence preparations for electionsThe People’s Progressive Party/Civic (PPP/C) Commissioners on the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) have noted with great concern several advertisements for vacancies at the Commission which appeared in the newspapers of Sunday, March 3, 2019.See full text of statement below:“We note, with great concern, several advertisements for vacancies at the Guyana Elections Commission, which appeared in the newspapers of Sunday, 3rd March, 2019.These vacancies relate to personnel required for the conduct of House to House Registration.The Commission has not taken a decision to commence House to House Registration and as a consequence, these advertisements are perplexing, at best.This comes in light of the impending need for the conduct of General and Regional Elections, mandated by the successful passage of a no confidence motion in the National Assembly on the 21st December, 2018.Despite our repeated requests, both within the Commission and publicly, for the Secretariat to commence preparations for the conduct of elections, no step has been taken in this regard. Instead, one excuse after the other has been proffered as for the delay on such commencement. The latest excuse of funding is, in our opinion, a contrived attempt to cause further delay.We maintain that House to House Registration is not necessary at this time. There are several legally prescribed processes for the revision of the electoral roll to enable the conduct of elections. These processes ought to be utilized in light of the constitutionally mandated timeline for the holding of the elections aforesaid.We view this action of the Secretariat as a flagrant disregard of its mandate enshrined in the Constitution.In light of the foregoing, we call on the Secretariat of the Guyana Elections Commission to immediately withdraw the advertisements and with similar immediacy, commence the preparation for the conduct of elections in the manner and time specified by law”.On December 21, 2018, Alliance For Change (AFC) Member of Parliament (MP) Charrandas Persaud voted in favour of the no-confidence motion against the Government, during the debate on this matter, held in the National Assembly. During the reading of the motion, the Speaker’s opinion was that the no’s have it.However, Opposition Chief Whip Gail Teixeira called for a division for the tabulation of the votes.During the tabulation, all 32 of the Opposition MPs voted in favour of the motion being carried, with the AFC MP giving them the one vote needed to have the motion passed. Since then, the PPP has been urging both the Government and GECOM to start preparations for elections to be held in the month of March, in keeping with the Constitution and the laws of Guyana.However, the Government has refused to recognise the legitimacy of the no-confidence motion passed and GECOM has cited that the three-month period as enshrined in the Constitution following the passing of such a motion is too short a time frame for the Commission to prepare for elections.
“After careful examination of all the documentation and explanations provided, the Chamber decided not to conclude a voluntary agreement with AC Milan,” a UEFA statement said.The key concerns focus on the takeover of the club by Chinese businessman Li Yonghong.UEFA said: “There are still uncertainties in relation to the refinancing of the loans to be paid back in October 2018 and the financial guarantees provided by the main shareholder.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Seven-time European champions Milan have run up losses of 255 million euros ($300 million) in the last three seasons © AFP/File / MARCO BERTORELLOLAUSANNE, Switzerland, Dec 15 – AC Milan face penalties from UEFA after European football’s governing body said on Friday it had failed to strike a deal with the Italian club over its spending.Seven-time European champions Milan have run up losses of 255 million euros ($300 million) in the last three seasons, way above the 30 million euros permitted by the rules that are designed to stop clubs from over-spending.
Former Tottenham manager Tim Sherwood insists Spurs have what it takes to win the Premier League this season, despite claims from former defender Sol Campbell that their ‘lack of winners’ might cost them in the title race.Spurs have been one of the most impressive teams in the top flight this season, with the emergence of Dele Alli and the continued brilliance of goal machine Harry Kane helping them to third in the table.Mauricio Pochettino’s men are just five points behind surprise league leaders Leicester City and, with the best defensive record in the league, are very real contenders for the crown.Campbell cast his doubts on Spurs’ title bid in a blog post on Wednesday, saying: “At the moment Tottenham are going along fantastically well and you have to say they have given themselves a chance of winning the Premier League, but they don’t have a lot of winners in their team.“They are a young side with a lot of talent, but they might lack a player who has ‘been there, done that’, the sort of player who will keep everyone calm, focused and believing that anything is possible.”But Sherwood disagrees, and believes their resilience and team mentality could see them lift the coveted trophy come May.“I think they CAN win the league, I honestly believe that,” he told the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast.“I know what Sol is saying, that there are no winners in the team who have proven they have done it before.“But when I won the Premier League at Blackburn nobody had won anything previous to that. So it CAN be done, and they’re looking good at the moment.“Tottenham have been outstanding this season. There is a resilience about their play, when even if they’re not playing too well they fight together and dig out results.”Kane  and Alli  are undoubtedly the stars of Spurs’ show this term, but they aren’t the only youngsters to get the opportunity to shine at White Hart Lane.The likes of Nabil Bentaleb , Ryan Mason  and Tom Carroll  have all graduated from the club’s thriving academy, while young imports Eric Dier , Danny Rose and Kyle Walker [both 25] have developed into first-team regulars.Sherwood was instrumental in promoting youth during his stint at the club, having worked as Under-21 team coach before his own promotion to first-team boss, and he believes Tottenham’s youth policy is key to their upturn in success.“I think Spurs have got it spot on, on and off the pitch,” he added.“They have wonderful players, a core of great youth players who have come through the system.“That’s allowed Tottenham to not rely on spending wholesale on players. They can rely on their youth to come through and then go out and buy one or two players who will make that extra difference for Mauricio.”
Bowing to pressure from neighboring cities, Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa has amended his takeover plan for Los Angeles area public schools to grant their mayors veto power on all decisions except the budget. Villaraigosa originally hoped to get a bill before the Legislature that would grant the Los Angeles mayor 80 percent voting power on all major decisions, with 27 other cities in the Los Angeles Unified School District sharing the remaining 20 percent. He recently amended his plan, however, to grant veto authority to the other mayors if a majority of them disapprove of his actions, including hiring or firing a superintendent. Villaraigosa would still retain 80 percent voting power on budget issues. “We wanted to be responsive to the other mayors, and they were concerned about the proportional vote and that they would have no influence,” said Thomas Saenz, counsel to the mayor. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREBasketball roundup: Sierra Canyon, Birmingham set to face off in tournament quarterfinalsSaenz said Villaraigosa also has changed his plan on how the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors would be represented on the council of mayors. Originally, one of the five supervisors would have represented the entire board. Under the new plan, supervisorial districts that fall in the LAUSD – at least two, but possibly up to four – would each get a vote. The mayor hopes to get a bill in June. However, no lawmaker has publicly agreed to sponsor the mayor’s plan. Officials for the smaller cities were pleased at the changes. “It just shows me that Mayor Villaraigosa is very attentive to and sensitive to the needs of the other communities that make up the whole LAUSD jurisdiction,” said Carson Mayor Jim Dear. “It just shows the mayor is attempting to build consensus and not force through what he has come up with as a plan.” The concession comes days after officials in six southeast cities _ with about 65,000 of the LAUSD’s students _ announced they were considering creation of a joint-powers authority to give them more direct control over their schools. Officials in South Gate, Bell, Huntington Park, Cudahy, Maywood and Vernon are working to create the local agency that would give them authority to select their own superintendent, gain some control over funding and have a greater say over the curriculum. The recent push to control LAUSD has given officials in neighboring cities, who have long complained about not having a voice in LAUSD, the venue to get together and possibly resurrect plans of breaking away from the district. Villaraigosa has endorsed the concept of a joint-powers authority and also has said that if cities choose to break away, he would support their decision. firstname.lastname@example.org (818) 713-3722160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
Liverpool’s signings under Michael Edwards – will Minamino be the next big hit? whoops Manchester United star David De Gea was amongst the players celebrating at full-time. In the end though, Mourinho’s men managed to turn the game around and were dominant throughout the second period, which led to their injury time winner through Marcus Rashford.And after the testing encounter the Portuguese praised his side’s character but admitted he needs to work on the balance of his team.Mourinho told BT Sport: “We were a very, very lucky team. Sky Sports presenter apologises for remarks made during Neville’s racism discussion “It was a first half that could, should be game over, 5-2, 6-2 easily, and in the second half until we scored I had the feeling we were a very unlucky team because we should score three, four, five goals.“It is what we call a game of two halves. In the first half, Bournemouth were by far the best team and in the second half we were the best team by far. The average first-team salaries at every Premier League club in 2019 2 Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho watched on from the bench. Liverpool news live: Klopp reveals when Minamino will play and issues injury update latest changes SORRY Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT “It looked like we don’t work tactically during the week which is the worst feeling for me. I feel really frustrated.“We have fantastic character and the heart that any result, the game is not over and we go until the end.“I am trying to find the balance where we develop the team in the second, third phase of attack. When we are in control we have no problems but when the opponent is in control we do.” Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has insisted his team were lucky not to be 6-2 down at half-time during their topsy-turvy 2-1 win over Bournemouth.The Red Devils looked like they could have been embarrassed by the Cherries in the opening period as Ryan Fraser and Callum Wilson couldn’t quite finish excellent opportunities which fell their way. TOP WORK gameday cracker 2 Did Mahrez just accidentally reveal Fernandinho is leaving Man City this summer? revealed huge blow Green reveals how he confronted Sarri after Chelsea’s 6-0 defeat at Man City Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury How Everton could look in January under Ancelotti with new signings Guardiola-inspired tactics: Is this how Arsenal will line up under Arteta? Most Popular Premier League Stories predicted tense
GARDAI have detained three men in their bid to catch burglars responsible for a crimewave across the county, Donegal Daily can reveal.The men, all with addresses in Yorkshire but believed to be based in Derry, are understood to be members of an English Travelling community gang.A Garda patrol specifically checking rural areas outside Ramelton stopped a UK-registered car. None of the three men had ID, so all three were detained and taken to Letterkenny Garda Station for questioning.They were not formally arrested but had fingerprints and photographs taken. The men could not explain what they were doing in the Ballyare area on Tuesday.The men’s detention has been described by Gardai as “extremely significant”. There have also been a number of stop and search patrols in the past 48 hours in Inishowen, Raphoe, Convoy, Lifford, St Johnston and Pettigo.It’s understood Gardai in a number of unmarked vehicles have been carrying out patrols. Intelligence gathered on the gangs suspected of a wave of robberies – with up to 20 victims – has been given to Gardai by the PSNI. NEW RURAL CRIME ALERT AS DONEGAL GARDAI DETAIN THREE IN SWOOP was last modified: January 18th, 2013 by BrendaShare 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:NEW RURAL CRIME ALERT AS DONEGAL GARDAI DETAIN THREE IN SWOOP
19 October 2010 South Africa is going ahead with its plan to build a multi-billion rand solar park in the Northern Cape, Energy Minister Dipuo Peters said following the release of the country’s draft 20-year electricity blueprint. The Integrated Resource Plan (IRP), a comprehensive policy framework on the country’s future electricital energy mix, has been released for public comment before going to the Cabinet for approval later this year. The Department of Energy said this week that the release of the IRP, contrary to some reports in the media, did not rule out the establishment of the 5 gigawatt park, one of the largest proposed solar parks in the world. Plan ‘allows for solar park’ Peters said the confusion around the solar park was due to the fact that its envisaged electricity generation ability surpassed the target for solar power set in the draft plan. Under renewable energy, the plan makes provision for 7 200 MW of wind, concentrated solar power, biomass and other renewables. Peters said the draft IRP was written with enough flexibility to accommodate the solar park concept, and reaffirmed her commitment to developing the solar park, which comes with an estimated price tag of US$10-million to $15-million. “Realistic targets for electricity generation can only be included in the IRP once we have completed the feasibility studies, which will provide certainty on the necessary core data with regard to the time-frames for the implementation of the envisaged solar park, the scale of its operations (and the) mix of solar technologies that will be used to generate electricity,” Peters said.Investors’ conference A pre-feasibility study by the Clinton Climate Initiative showed that solar projects could generate up to 5 gigawatts of cost-effective electricity in South Africa. The department has commissioned US company Fluor Corporation to develop a conceptual study, followed by a more detailed design plan for the solar park. The conceptual study will be unveiled at the South African Solar Park Investors Conference in Upington on 28 and 29 October. “We are closely collaborating with South Africa’s Department of Energy and the Clinton Climate Initiative on this potential flagship solar power development,” Dave Dunning, president of Fluor’s Power Group, said in a statement last week. “Our company has a strong track record of achievement in South Africa. Just last month, Fluor commemorated its 50-year anniversary of ongoing capital project development in South Africa, and we hope to bring this clean energy initiative to fruition.” The department intends to establish a Solar Park Authority as a unit within the state-owned Central Energy Fund to facilitate the advancement of the project. The Northern Cape is ideal for a solar park because of the abundance of sun in the province. Land availability, connection to the grid, and water availability (through the Orange River) were also deciding factors in choosing the Northern Cape, the department said. SAinfo reporter and BuaNews