NZ to play Australia for Oceania rugby title

first_imgPhoto: Oceania Rugby The captains of Samoa, New Zealand, Australia and Fiji pose with the Oceania U20 Rugby Championship trophy. Despite making 13 changes from the team that crushed Fiji, the New Zealand U20s looked just as impressive beating Samoa 80-23 in their second game on the Gold Coast last night.Wing Caleb Clarke was a standout, playing a major role in a number of tries and dotting down for one of New Zealand’s 12 tries himself.At half-time New Zealand led 47-6.In the other match Australia defeated Fiji 32-24 but it was a performance that was far from convincing.New Zealand play Australia in Saturday night’s winner takes all final match.last_img read more

The FEF decides in seven days if the final is in Madrid or Seville

first_imgAnother novelty is that the contest was launched not only to host the final of this edition but of the four, until 2022-23. The Wanda Metropolitano is the big favorite to win this award, stadium where the last Champions League final was held. Almeida, mayor of Madrid, has openly acknowledged that he has negotiations with the Federation to be the headquarters for the next three years. But it is the Junta de Andalucía that also opposes to win the contest. It would be to take her back to Seville, since Last season it was also the venue because Valencia-Barcelona was played at Benito Villamarín. The novelty is that this time it would be in La Cartuja, a stadium in disuse.The Federation made public the conditions for submitting applications on December 27, the day from which the initial financial offers and the necessary documentation could be sent. The deadline to apply ended on January 13, the same date on which the negotiation process was initiated by the decision table. On January 24, the deadline for submitting the final offers with the best proposals by the federation entity has expired and it has a deadline until next Friday the seven to make a decision on the election of the headquarters. The negotiating table is made up of five people: the president of the RFEF or another delegate, the legal director, director of competitions, financial director and the director of operations. The decision they make must be subsequently approved by the Federation Board of Directors. The Royal Spanish Federation has seven days left to decide the venue for the Copa del Rey final April 18, which could be for more than one edition. It is one of the novelties in the contest launched by the federation. Madrid and Seville are the two candidates to celebrate this match. The FEF will visit La Cartuja next week.For second consecutive Year will be known before the stadium where the Cup final will be played that the finalists themselves. “It would be in the interest of the competition and of the fans to anticipate the election of the city and would accompany the celebration of acts and activities related to football for several days, and be allowed to gather the interest of fans and followers in this sport and enjoy of the annual Spanish football festival, “says the Federation in the contest rules.last_img read more

The miracle of Deportivo has no limits

first_imgCardsReferee: Iñaki Vicandi GarridoVAR Referee: Dámaso Arcediano MonescilloBoateng (19 ‘, Yellow) Francisco Montero (29 ‘, Yellow) Koné (29 ‘, Yellow) Víctor Mollejo (69 ‘, Yellow) Keko (74 ‘, Yellow Fernández Vázquez: “You don’t win so many games by luck”Fernando Vázquez, Deportivo coach, said that “not many games are won by luck” and said that the goal of the victory in Alcorcón in the added time was “a high, an explosion of incredible joy.”Deportivo achieved the victory in Alcorcón with a goal in the added time of the Ivorian Mamadou Koné, after a match in which the Madrid team dominated the score.“We play our game and his opponent. We ceded possession of the ball and from there we looked for a clear exit. In the first half we were not well, although we had two clear options, and in the second, the Alcorcón, which is very good team, put us in more trouble, “said Vázquez, at a press conference. Fernando Vázquez does not like to be called a magician, but what Deportivo has been doing since his arrival brushes the paranormal. Seven consecutive victories, and the latter worthy of study. 91 minutes defending, suffering and holding on to the inspiration of Dani Giménez in the goal. A draw that was already miraculous became victory in the last play of the game in practically the only shot between the three suits. Center of Keko Gontán and Mamadou Koné, holder for the injuries, marking on plate to punish an Alcorcón that deserved to win, took a new and undeserved stick in his stadium and ends an unbeaten seven-game streak.The match began with Corunna animation in the stands and potter in the field. And it is that the Alcorcón entered the encounter with two more marches than those of Vázquez. Good pressure throughout the field, greater intensity in duels and superiority in the game. The result was a Depor locked up with Montero shrinking ball after ball and Stoichkovthreatening Dani Giménez with two intentional shots. Twenty minutes of suffering until the left-handers of Çolak and Aketxe woke up to warn Alcorcón that Deportivo was also in Santo Domingo. The visitor awakening was short-lived and the yellows, who after taking a breath, returned to the charge with Stoichkov demanding the best of Dani Giménez. Good first half of those of Fran Fernández, dumped in the band of Mollejo, before a rocky Depor and delivered to the cons, but missing much the oxygen that Sabin Merino brings back to goal despite the tireless effort of Koné.The dynamics at the start of the second half continued the same, even with greater dominance of an Alcorcón that did everything well, but that failed to tear down the blue and white wall. The domino turned into harassment with the feeling that the local goal was only a matter of time. The same feeling was Fernando Vázquez, who struck Keko and Hugo Vallejo at once to try to threaten a Dani Jiménez who lived a placid morning. On the contrary, the other Dani, the Giménez, that in the 75th minute took a foul from Mula that was already slipping. And again the Galician goal was decisive two minutes from the end, when he took out a missile from Diéguez that was looking for a prize. When the local crowd was lamenting the draw, Koné’s head came at the last minute to enlarge the streak of Depor. To prove that Fernando Vázquez’s elf has no limits.center_img ChangesRui Costa (56 ‘, Dani Romera), Keko (66 ‘, Emre Çolak), Hugo Vallejo (67 ‘, Aketxe), Samuel Sosa (68 ‘, Oscar Arribas Pasero), Luis Ruiz (81 ‘, Victor Mollejo), Sergiy Myakushko (83 ‘, Juan Diego Molina Martinez)last_img read more

Labourer, teenage relative released on rape charges

first_imgAfter a period of investigation and intense interviews, the Police were finally cleared to lay child rape charges against a labourer from Recht-door-Zee, West Bank Demerara and his male juvenile relative.Guyana Times understands that the acts were allegedly committed on two females, who are relatives, in a West Demerara community.Twenty-four-year-old Krishna Roberts, who is reportedly a fisheries labourer, appeared at the Wales Magistrate’s Court on Thursday charged with rape of a child under 16. He denied the allegation and was released on $100,000 bail by Magistrate Annette Singh.Robert’s teenage relative was similarly charged for raping another female, and was released on $100,000 bail after he denied the allegation. However, the boy’s identity cannot be disclosed as he is a juvenile.This publication understands that the matter occurred within the past six months and the two co-accused have been cooperating with Police. Roberts and his relative will make their next appearance at the Wales Magistrate’s Court on January 25.Meanwhile, sources familiar with the case alleged that the guardian of the virtual complainants was the recipient of a report submitted to welfare officials where allegations surfaced that the girls were being sexually molested. (Shemuel Fanfair)last_img read more

Corbin, Gopaul tipped for Procurement Commission

first_img… Anand Goolsarran, Chris Ram unsuccessfulThe establishment of the long awaited Public Procurement Commission (PPC) is now one step closer toNanda Gopualbecoming a reality since the Parliamentary Committee tasked with the responsibility of recommending the members for the President’s approval has completed its job.The Public Accounts Committee (PAC), chaired by opposition Member of Parliament Irfaan Ali, has shortlisted for President David Granger’s approval Emily Dodson, Carol Corbin, Sukrishnalall Pasha, Ivor English and Dr Nanda Gopaul.The Guyana Constitution stipulates: “The Public Procurement Commission shall consist of five members who shall have expertise and experience in procurement, legal, finance and administrative matters and the President shall appoint the members of the Commission after such members have been nominated by the PAC and approved by not less than two-thirds of the elected members of the National Assembly.”The recommendations by the Public Accounts Committee, is expected to come up for debate on Thursday, when Ali presents the recommendations to the Full House for a debate on the suitability of the persons identified.Guyana Times has since learnt that the Committee during the course of its deliberations did in fact establish a sub-committee to shortlist the candidates vying for the available positions on the PPC.Among the persons that did not make the list to be recommended to the President were Balwant Persaud, Devan Khemraj, Brindley Horatio Robeson Benn, Cecil Jerrard Jacques, Lance Carberry, Dr Anand Goolsarran and Christopher Ram.With the establishment of the Public Procurement Commission, the role held by Cabinet in awarding Government contracts will be phased out.last_img read more

Senior Ooks finish second in season opening hoops tourney

first_imgAfter the defeat coach Ryan Leclair said he was satisfied with the finish considering the lack of practice time together leading up to the first tournament.“I was quite happy. They played really well. The first couple games of the season we didn’t know how it was going to go. We didn’t have a lot of practice time,” he explained. “They were very energetic and they were running hard. The defence was good all weekend.”The game was close after the first half as they Ooks were only down seven, but ended up struggling down the stretch as Nechako made adjustments in the second half. The final score was 68-27.- Advertisement -“Basically they took their trap off. We were getting some easy buckets off their trap and as soon as they did that it forced us to play offence and we hadn’t practiced much offence so we couldn’t get much going,” Leclair said.The girls will join the senior boys in Grande Prairie over the weekend for their second tournament of the year.last_img read more

5 teams advance!

first_img“Keep Your Five Alive” Indoor KO Competition…Linden’s Swag Entertainment provided fans with a glimpse of what is in store for opposing teams when they inflicted a crushing 6-1 drubbing on Georgetown’s Kingston as play in the “Keep Your Five Alive” Indoor Knockout Competition opened on Thursday night at the National Gymnasium.Part of the action in the ‘Keep Your Five Alive’ Indoor Knockout Competition at the National GymnasiumAppearing in the third game of the night, Swag were led to victory through a brace each from Colwin Drakes, who netted in the 9th and 11th minutes; and Jermaine Grandison, who netted in the 6th and 13th minutes.Clarence Huggins in the 7th, and Shane Luckie’s 20th minute strike completed their tally.Kingston’s lone response came off the boots of D. Christian in the 8th minute.Mocha’s Rhythm Stars were also in ripping form, dispatching Berbice Guinness champion Trafalgar 4-2, with Orville’s and Dorville’s solitary strikes supporting a pair from Steffon Stewart.Led by a double from Seon Grant, Agricola eliminated Broad Street, while Ryan O’Selmo and Tsekedi Sealey’s single efforts were enough to secure Sophia’s win over newcomers Avocado Ballers.In the final game of the evening, Leopold Street, one of the tournament’s favourites, beat Melanie 3-0, with their captain, Okenie Fraser, firing in a treble in the 4th, 12th and 20th minutes respectively.Buxton Diamond engage West Demerara Showstoppers, while the young Uprising team from the East Coast go up against Linden’s Silver Bullets.Ol Skool Ballers then collide with East Coast BV, before Ann’s Grove and North East La Penitence take to the court.The rejuvenated Tiger Bay unit then faces California Square, before Sparta Boss and Tucville bring the curtains down on the evening’s proceedings.Meanwhile, the organisers are reminding teams that only those winning will advance further in the competition.Over $800,000 in prize monies and trophies will be up for grabs.Complete ResultsRhythm Stars – 4 vs Trafalgar – 2Rhythm Stars ScorersSteffon Ramsay in the 13th and 16thOrville Stewart in the 1stDorville Stewart in the 18thTrafalgar ScorerOdari Miller in the 17th and 20thBroad Street – 1 vs Agricola – 2Agricola ScorerSeon Grant in the 2nd and 13thBroad Street scorerAkeem Sam in the 16thKingston – 1 vs Swag Entertainment – 6Swag ScorersColwin Drakes in the 9th and 11thJermaine Grandison in the 6th and 13thClarence Huggins in the 7thShane Luckie in the 20thKingston ScorerD Christian in the 8thAvacado Ballers – 0 vs Sophia-2Ryan Oselmo in the 2ndTsekedi Sealey in the 10thLeopold Street – 3 vs Melanie – 0Okenie Fraserin the 4th, 12th and 20thlast_img read more

Newcastle youngster in line for Yeovil loan move

first_img1 Gael Bigirimana Newcastle midfielder Gael Bigirimana is training with League One side Yeovil Town with a view to a loan deal.According to reports, the Toon have given the out-of-favour 21-year-old permission to train at Huish Park and he could join the Glovers in a short-term move to secure regular first-team football.Bigirimana has not featured for the Magpies since making an appearance in the Capital One Cup against Morecambe last season and still has three years left to run on his existing deal at St James Park.The former Coventry City man is unlikely to be available for Yeovil’s weekend clash with Fleetwood Town.last_img read more

Hamas: No future for peace deal

first_imgGAZA CITY, Gaza Strip – The Palestinians’ incoming prime minister said Sunday that Hamas is interested in a long-term truce with Israel but has no intention of seeking a formal peace agreement that would recognize the Jewish state. Also on Sunday, Israel’s acting foreign minister said Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas is “not relevant” because of the election victory by the militant group Hamas. Israel and the U.S. consider Hamas, winner of January’s Palestinian elections, a terror group. Hamas does not recognize the existence of a Jewish state in the Middle East and has sent dozens of suicide bombers into Israel, killing hundreds. Ismail Haniyeh – the incoming Palestinian prime minister – on Sunday denied saying Hamas would consider peace with Israel under certain conditions. Israel says it will refuse to deal with a Hamas government unless the group recognizes the Jewish state, disarms and accepts past peace accords with Israel. Until Hamas meets these conditions, “everything else is empty words,” said Cabinet Minister Roni Bar-On. On Sunday, Israel’s acting foreign minister said Abbas is “not relevant” because of the victory of Hamas’ win in last month’s elections and its takeover of the Palestinian parliament and Cabinet. Tzipi Livni spoke after meeting U.S. envoy David Welch. The two discussed how to relate to Abbas, the Fatah leader who is president of the Palestinian Authority, in light of the landslide Hamas victory over Fatah. Last week Abbas picked Hamas leader Ismail Haniyeh to form a new Cabinet. Livni’s statement reflected an apparent difference in approach between Israel and the U.S. Israel Radio reported that Welch put forward a policy in which the U.S. would work with Abbas instead of the Hamas-led government, but Israel rejected that. Livni told Israel Radio that Abbas “can’t be a fig leaf for a terrorist authority.” 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 MORECasino Insider: Here’s a look at San Manuel’s new high limit rooms, Asian restaurant Haniyeh was quoted by The Washington Post in its Sunday edition as saying Hamas would establish “peace in stages” if Israel would withdraw to its 1967 boundaries – before it captured the West Bank, Gaza Strip and east Jerusalem. But Haniyeh told reporters that his comments had been misunderstood. He said he was not referring to a peace agreement, only a “political truce.” Hamas official Sami Abu Zuhri told The Associated Press that Haniyeh’s comments must have been mistranslated. Haniyeh has demanded that Israel make a full withdrawal from lands captured in the 1967 Mideast war, release Palestinian prisoners and allow the return of several million Palestinian refugees and their descendants to Israel. “Then Hamas can grant a long-term truce,” Haniyeh said. Israel has turned down the demands. While accepting the principle of an independent Palestinian state, Israel has said that it has no intention of returning to its prewar borders or accept return of refugees. last_img read more


first_imgFRIENDS of a teenage student who was the victim of a sex attack in Co Donegal have said she is “just relieved” after her attacker was jailed for nine years today.Forty-year-old Mark McAnaw, from, Harrow View, Harrow, Middlesex denied the charges during a 10-day trial at the Central Criminal Court.He was convicted unanimously by the jury last month of attacking the girl and sexually assaulting her on October 30, 2010. We have not gone into further details of the horrific attack at the request of the victim.A friend of the victim told “She (the victim) is just relieved that the case is over and that McAnaw is going away to prison for a long time.“She wants to thank the Gardai for all the work they did to bring this man to justice and she now wants to move on with her life.”During the case the court heard the victim had asked McAnaw if was going to kill her and he replied: “If you are a good girl, I won’t kill you.”Jailing the Englishman for nine years Mr Justice Patrick McCarthy said there had been ‘a very significant’ violence used by the Londoner and the attack had lasted ‘a considerable period of time’.He added: “She was visiting this country as a young student and so she was more vulnerable. She was alone in Ireland and this is a serious factor.”Mr Justice McCarthy refused a defence request to consider suspending part of the sentence.© 2012, all Rights ReservedThe copying, republication or redistribution of Content, including by framing or similar means, is expressly prohibited by law.Follow us on us on’S ‘RELIEF’ AS RAPIST JAILED FOR NINE YEARS was last modified: March 5th, 2012 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)last_img read more