Venezuelan remanded on multiple charges

first_imgA 30-year-old Venezuelan man was remanded to prison when he appeared before Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts to answer to charges of unlawful wounding and obtaining credit by false pretence.Mark Williams pleaded not guilty to the charges which stated that on September 8, 2016, at Itabali landing, he unlawfully and maliciously wounded Devon Leur.The prosecution stated that the Virtual Complainant (VC) sustained abrasions to his left arm and a two centimetre laceration to his shoulder. It was stated that a pair of scissors was used to inflict the injuries.The second charge stated that on the same day, Williams obtained from Leur eight cases of beer valued ,000 on credit by falsely pretending that he was in a position to pay.The prosecution further objected to bail, noting that the man was not a resident of Guyana, had no local address and if released, would not return to Guyana.The defendant was refused bail and the matter was transferred to Kamarang Magistrate’s Court, to be called again on September 29, 2016.last_img read more

Arsenal in Spain to pursue Morata

first_imgMadrid are willing to sell, but will insist on a buy-back clause which is likely to prove a key stumbling block towards a deal.Arsenal tried to sign the Spaniard on loan last summer and Arsenal hope the lure of regular football can help secure the move.Morata scored nine goals in 28 games for Real this season, and came off the bench in Saturday’s Champions League final to help them to victory against Athletico Madrid.The Gunners are also interested in Real striker Karim Benzema but Carlo Ancelotti wants the France international to sign a new contract.-DailyMail0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000LONDON, England, May 29- Arsenal chiefs have flown to Spain in hope of striking a deal for Real Madrid forward Alvaro Morata.The striker is a long term target of Arsene Wenger and the club have made an early move for the 21-year-old, who is also wanted by Juventus.last_img read more

Keshi quits as Nigeria boss

first_imgHe told the post match press conference after the defeat in Brasilia: “It’s time for me to go back to my family and face fresh challenges.”The 52-year-old is reported to be close to becoming the new manager of South Africa.Asked about his next job move before Nigeria’s closing first round game against Argentina he replied: “I’ve had a lot of interest from other countries, South Africa is one of them.“I cannot confirm it, I’m thinking now about this game, one of the most important in my career.”Keshi, who captained his country at the 1994 World Cup, took charge of Nigeria in 2011.Last year he masterminded their successful campaign to become continental champions at the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations in South Africa.He tendered his resignation after that tournament but it was rejected by the Nigerian Football Federation.Keshi paid tribute to his team captain, veteran defender Joseph Yobo, who has announced his retirement from international football after becoming the first Super Eagle to reach the 100 cap milestone.“Congratulations to Joseph Yobo on his 100 caps,” he wrote on twitter.“He has served Nigeria well. On his retirement, I wish him success in future endeavors.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000BRASÍLIA, July 1- Nigeria coach Stephen Keshi has confirmed he has quit the Super Eagles in the wake of Monday’s World Cup last 16 loss to France.“Friends, it has been a good run and I have enjoyed every moment. It’s been an honor coaching the SuperEagles. It is however time to bow out,” he posted on his official twitter page.last_img read more

Wenger wary of ‘miracle-workers’ Saints

first_img0Shares0000LONDON, September 23-Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has praised Southampton as “miracle-workers” ahead of Tuesday’s League Cup tie between the Premier League clubs at the Emirates Stadium.South coast side Southampton saw manager Mauricio Pochettino leave in pre-season to take over at Tottenham Hotspur, Arsenal’s bitter north London rivals. There was also an exodus of key players from St Mary’s, with Luke Shaw joining Manchester United, while Rickie Lambert, Adam Lallana and Dejan Lovren all signed for Liverpool and Calum Chambers moved to Arsenal — following the path previously trodden by Theo Walcott and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain.The most famous of Southampton’s recent ‘old boys, Gareth Bale, is now starring for European champions Real Madrid.Yet despite seeing the spine of their side ripped up, Saints — now managed by Ronald Koeman, the former Dutch defender, are currently second in the Premier League, just three points behind leaders Chelsea.“I think if you look at the talents they have sold over the years, they could have been contenders to win the Premier League because they lost Oxlade-Chamberlain, Walcott, Bale plus all the players they lost last season, plus all the players they still have,” Wenger said Monday.“They have done a fantastic job at Southampton, they deserve a lot of credit,” the veteran French boss added.“They are miracle-workers at Southampton and you must say everybody expected them to collapse, they lost the spine of their team, they lost their manager and they bounced back in a such a way.”Nevertheless, Wenger — whose side returned to form with a 3-0 league win at Aston Villa last weekend — plans to stick to his longstanding policy of using the League Cup as an opportunity for his younger players to gain valuable match-experience. “Tomorrow (Tuesday) night you might see Hector Bellerin, Francis Coquelin and Isaac Hayden. In the squad, we also have Chuba Akpom and Semi Ajayi as well. These are the players that are the closest,” said Wenger.The Gunners boss also said Nacho Monreal and Yaya Sanogo were still not match-fit, while Walcott should return after the international break from the knee injury which ruled him out of the World Cup.Wenger meanwhile was confident 18-year-old Akpom, who impressed during spells at lower league Brentford and Coventry last season, could become a top-flight player.“I am happy that he has developed as a goal scorer, because when he was a younger kid, his problem was finishing. That has gone now,” said Wenger.“He is a very good finisher and he has now to learn the tactical side of his game. Then he will be ready, because he is a huge talent.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Platini had no written contract for FIFA cash

first_img0Shares0000UEFA President, Michel Platini. PHOTO/FilePARIS, October 19- UEFA chief Michel Platini on Monday admitted he had no written contract for a $2.0 million payment from FIFA president Sepp Blatter as his chances of replacing the Swiss veteran as head of the world body nosedived ahead of a key FIFA council meeting in Zurich on Tuesday.In his first interview since being handed a 90-day suspension from all football-related activities by FIFA, the former star player for France and Juventus told Le Monde that, although he had nothing in writing, he had made a “man to man” agreement with Blatter over the contested remuneration. Platini added that, as he understood it, under Swiss law “an oral contract is worth a written contract”. FIFA is based in Zurich and is subject to Swiss law.FIFA chief Blatter, who is also serving a 90-day suspension amid a huge corruption scandal engulfing the game, said last week that the payment made to Platini in 2011 for consultancy work carried out years previously, was “a gentleman’s agreement”.Platini, who also had a spell as France coach, told Le Monde he felt Blatter was seeking to “kill me politically” over the payment which looks to have doomed any chance of his succeeding him.He had been seen as favourite to take over in February until he was named in a Swiss criminal investigation into Blatter’s management of FIFA.“It was a contract I had with Platini, a gentleman’s agreement,” said the 79-year-old Blatter in an interview with Swiss media RROTV.“It was implemented. I can’t give any more details, the issue is being discussed in two investigations.”– Shame –The suspensions on Blatter and 60-year-old Platini, were announced as Swiss authorities conduct a criminal investigation into corruption allegations at the scandal-tainted world football governing body.Platini told Le Monde he felt “shame at being dragged through the mud”.He explained that Blatter had wanted him to work alongside him at FIFA after the Swiss took over but he turned down the request as he was organising that year’s World Cup which France hosted and won.Blatter then came back and asked for his services as an advisor, asking “how much do you want?”Platini said he replied: “A million.”Asked to specify which currency he said: “Whatever you want, rubles, pounds, dollars.”He said Blatter agreed to pay a million Swiss francs per year (around $770,000 at the time).Platini added: “I am not a money man” and said he told Blatter to “choose what you want to pay me”, saying he had full trust in FIFA.Blatter was duly elected to head FIFA and Platini said: “I started working in the September.”He said several months passed with no payments to him and he asked at the time if there was a problem.Blatter said that it was difficult to pay him three times the 300,000 Swiss francs that FIFA’s secretary general was earning at the time.Quoting Blatter, Platini said: “‘So we will draw up a contract for 300,000 Swiss francs and give you the balance later.’“But later never came.”FIFA’s congress is due to meet on February 26 to elect a new president, but Platini’s chances of succeeding Blatter have been badly hit by the payment row.– Corruption –Last week, the English FA suspended support for Platini, despite UEFA’s 54 members having previously offered backing.The FA said it had been told of more information “relating to the issues at the centre of this case from Mr Platini’s lawyers” at a UEFA meeting last Thursday.Platini’s comments come just a day ahead of an extraordinary meeting of the FIFA executive committee, called to discuss the crisis which erupted in May with the arrest of FIFA officials ahead of a top meeting in Zurich.Blatter and Platini will both be banned from attending the meeting, which was expected to consider postponing the February 26 vote on Blatter’s succession.Also on Monday, German prosecutors said they were looking into, but not yet formally investigating, claims that Germany bribed football officials to win the right to host the 2006 World Cup.“This could be about corruption, fraud or breach of trust,” Frankfurt chief prosecutor Nadja Niesen told SID sports news agency, an AFP subsidiary.“We will examine the available documents. But we are still at the very beginning and have not yet launched an investigation. This could happen if we can confirm there is initial cause for suspicion.”Germany won the right to host the 2006 World Cup by beating South Africa by 12 votes to 11 after New Zealand’s Charles Dempsey abstained in the final ballot.On Friday, Der Spiegel weekly published a report claiming that the German Football Association (DFB) had a slush fund to buy votes.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more


first_imgA leading astronomer has said the Northern Lights may make a regular appearance over Donegal in the coming years.With mixed weather forecast for the coming days it is expected to be more difficult to see the colourful display, which has been lighting up the skies across the country this week. The Northern Lights, also known as the Aurora Borealis, were witnessed by thousands of people from Ramelton to Carndonagh over the weekend.Project Manager with Astronomy Ireland, Conor Farrell said that while the Northern Lights haven’t been seen regularly over the past few years, more solar activity is expected“Over the last number of years the Sun has been very quiet and hasn’t been throwing out much radioactive material but over the past year or two activity has picked up and this will continue over the next two to three years,” he said.The forecast for the next few days is also patchy with some clear spells but plenty of showers likely as well which will make the likelihood of seeing the Northern Lights slim. “There will be some opportunities to see the Northern Lights over the coming days but a mix of clouds and showers will affect visibility with most of the showers occurring in the northwestern area,” said a spokeswoman for Met Éireann. TOP ASTRONOMER SAYS NORTHERN LIGHTS DISPLAY COULD BECOME MORE COMMON was last modified: January 24th, 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:Astronomy Irelandnorthern lightslast_img read more

McGeever strikes late as Cloughaneely win classic Intermediate semi-final replay

first_imgJUST WHEN it seemed as if another period of extra time loomed, Darren McGeever struck a dramatic match winner to fire Cloughaneely into the Intermediate final.Cloughaneely 2-11 Aodh Ruadh 0-15By Chris McNulty at Pairc Naomh Mhuire McGeever only came back from Australia a couple of weeks ago, but he was the toast of Falcarragh tonight.Aodh Ruadh led by a point, after last-ditch scores by Oisin Rooney and Shane McGrath.Cloughaneely’s penchant for late drama emerged again. McGeever might have been expected by most to settle for a point and take the chances with another round of extra time, but he drove an emphatic effort to the bottom corner, past a despairing Peter Boyle.There was time for Aodh Ruadh to launch one last attempt, but Cloughaneely weren’t going to give this up. Just four days after serving up a cracking game in Glenfin, they were back for a replay here and the game was in keeping with what could be expected. Aodh Ruadh led for the first time 13 minutes from the end when goalkeeper Boyle came up to convert a long-range free. It was Boyle’s second bullseye of the night. Aodh Ruadh hit three points in as many minutes, with Diarmaid McInerney and Philip Patton also on target, but John Fitzgerald and Shaun McGarvey teed up a nail-biting finale with seven minutes to go.McGarvey’s sixth of the game inched Cloughaneely back in front, but Rooney fisted over with the game clock gone red. A black card for McGarvey lengthened the Cloughaneely odds a little, but McGeever surged in for a goal that will be remembered around Pairc Naomh Fionnan for some time – although there will be no time to celebrate as they now face St Naul’s in Sunday’s final in Ballybofey. Just seven minutes in, captain Mark Harley smashed to the top corner, past Peter Boyle as he seized on the ball after an initial chance for Paul Sweeney was blocked. Harley made no mistake with a fine finish.Sweeney clipped over from the left-hand side and a close-range McGarvey free had Cloughaneely 1-3 to 0-1 in front.Earlier, Ciaran McFadden and Cian Dolan swapped points.Just before Harley’s goal at one end, Aodh Ruadh were denied by a post at the other. The Ballyshannon men deployed a tactic of searching for ball into Oisin Rooney and it almost paid off in the third minute. The chance appeared to be gone when Rooney lost his footing, but the full-forward did well to get his shot away. Rooney’s attempt flew back from the post.Saturday evening was rapidly darkening when Patton kicked over a last-gasp free to earn a second bite.It was a day when Cloughaneely had to come from three down at a stage and the Falcarragh representatives spurned three goal chances, including one late in the extra period.Patton brought Aodh Ruadh a little closer when he converted a 17th minute free.The on-form McGarvey landed a fine point and Cillian Gallagher weighed in with another, but Aodh Ruadh hit the final three points of the first half and it was finely poised again.Two Patton frees came either side of Nathan Boyle arching over and at the break Cloughaneely had their noses in front, leading 1-5 to 0-6.When McInerney fired over twice in the 41st minute, Aodh Ruadh were on level terms for only the second time in the game.A booming free from Boyle, landed from beyond the ’45, had kick-started the Erne men’s revival.A telling interception by Jason Gethins proved vital, too, as his fingertips – just – prevented Darren McGeever’s deflected ball from finding Cillian Gallagher, who would have been in on goal only for Gethins to thwart the move.McInerney sailed over another sumptuous point after McGarvey briefly restored Cloughaneely’s lead.Aodh Ruadh – who lost the Intermediate final to Glenfin last year – kicked six of seven points in a whirlwind spell and had swung the pendulum, but Cloughaneely managed to conjure up late drama again.Aodh Ruadh: Peter Boyle (0-2f); Colm Kelly, Johnny Gallagher, Conor Patton; Sean Taylor, Niall Murray, Shane Gillespie; Cian Dolan (0-1), Callum O’Halloran; Diarmaid McInerney (0-3), Philip Patton (0-5, 4f), Nathan Boyle (0-1); Oisin Rooney (0-1), Shane McGrath (0-2), Jason Gethins. Subs: Paddy Gillespie for Gallagher (58), Darren Drummond for McInerney (60).Cloughaneely: Michael McGinley; Michael Fitzgerald, Ciaran Scanlon, Aidan Doohan; Ciaran McFadden (0-2), Darren McGeever (1-0), Mark Harley (1-0); Jason McGee, Martin Maguire; Kevin Mulhern, Shaun McGarvey (0-6, 5f), Ciaran McGeady; Cillian Gallagher (0-1), Paul Sweeney (0-1), Shaun Maguire. Subs: Darren Ferry for McGeady (42), John Fitzgerald (0-1) for Gallagher (45), Cian McFadden for Doohan (60).Referee: Enda McFeely (St Mary’s, Convoy).McGeever strikes late as Cloughaneely win classic Intermediate semi-final replay was last modified: October 9th, 2019 by Chris McNultyShare 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:2019 Donegal IFCAodh RuadhCloughaneelyDarren McGeeverJason McGeeKevin MulhernMark HarleyMichael LynchOisin RooneyPeter BoylePhilip PattonShaun McGarveylast_img read more

Noel Gallagher explains why Man City will rule over United for years to come

first_img ADVICE LATEST FOOTBALL NEWS Premier League Team of the Season so far, including Liverpool and Leicester stars tense And Gallagher identifies a key difference between the two neighbouring clubs.“It’s all about the team [at City],” he told the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast.“The other mob in Stretford, they’re just buying individuals. You see [Alexis] Sanchez and [Paul] Pogba.“They’re in trouble. They remind me of where we were in the late 1980s/early 90s – they’re just trying to buy their way out of trouble now.“As long as Guardiola’s here, they’re not getting anywhere near us. No one is.” Green reveals how he confronted Sarri after Chelsea’s 6-0 defeat at Man City Meanwhile, United’s woeful season ended in fitting fashion with a 2-0 defeat at home to relegated Cardiff to leave them without a win in their last six games.While City pipped Liverpool to the title by a single point, they finished a staggering 32 points ahead of their Manchester rivals in sixth. Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT 3 3 Man United are in trouble, according to Gallagher huge blow Noel Gallagher believes Manchester United will get ‘nowhere near’ his beloved City – as long as Pep Guardiola remains at the helm.The Oasis legend and die-hard Manchester City fan, who joined in the celebrations as Guardiola’s men were crowned champions on Sunday, sees no end to the club’s Premier League dominance. Noel Gallagher joined the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast shining Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card REVEALED REPLY 3 Ronaldo warned Lukaku how hard scoring goals in Serie A would be before Inter move no dice Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury City were crowned champions on Sunday Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won gameday cracker Berahino hits back at b******t Johnson criticism – ‘I was in a dark place at Stoke’ In fact, Gallagher not only expects City to rule over Manchester for the foreseeable future – but also the whole of English football.Liverpool pushed City all the way this season and finished second with a mind-blowing 97 points – and Gallagher suggests they won’t get so ‘jammy’ next campaign.“Even next season, can Liverpool be any better than that? They’ve jammed it this season,” he added.“I think next season, Liverpool don’t get near us either.”last_img read more

Hearts expect FC Infonet plan to frustrate home crowd at Tynecastle

first_img“The fans have backed us all the way – from away to Queen of the South and Alloa, to the Scottish Premiership and now to European football.“It has been phenomenal and we hope to get a good result for them turning out in numbers.”Hearts are competing to play either Siroki Brijeg of Bosnia or Malta’s Birkirkara in the second round, with four rounds of two legs standing between them and the group stages.Qualification through those rounds would be an unlikely boost for Scottish football, but Neilson believes it will one day be within Hearts’ grasp. Hearts boss Robbie Neilson believes their return to European football is just another stop on their upward progression from the brink of liquidation.Neilson’s side welcomes Estonian side FC Infonet to Tynecastle in the Europa League first qualifying round first leg on Thursday, with a fans likely to pack out the stadium for a rare competitive match in June.The head coach said: “We saw all the upheaval at the club – the bad times and then the rebirth of the last two years.“This is the next step of our progression. He said: “Ourselves, Aberdeen and Hibs all have tough games coming up and that is only in the early rounds.“Things get even harder if you make it as far as the third qualifying round and harder still in the play-off stage.“So we can’t say we are going to do this and that. We can only take it one tie at a time.“I do think we will eventually get back to the group stages.“However, it’s about getting the coefficient back to a level that gives us a platform to do it, so it’s important we all do well and work together.”Infonet are on a ten day break from league duty to prepare for Europe, making scouting the Tallinn side a difficult task.But Hearts have watched video footage of the team and Neilson is prepared for a side looking to frustrate his men in front of the home crowd in Edinburgh.He said: “When they play in their own league they are pretty dominant – they win a lot of games by scoring a lot of goals.“But when you play European football away from home, I think most teams will sit in and hope to get a 0-0.“I expect them to do the same thing.”last_img read more

Avoid Writing Mistakes When You’re Using Your Mobile Device [Infographic]

first_imgI admit it, when I write something on my smartphone, I make my share of writing mistakes. Sometimes I’m lucky and correct the mistakes before sending out that email message to my client with the latest project update. And sometimes I’m not so lucky. Ouch.That’s not the way I want my clients to view my communication. In their Workplace Communication: It’s Time to Write Better on Mobile infographic, Grammarly discusses the impact poor mobile communication can have on your business and shares steps you can take to improve your communication.Check out their infographic for tips, or if you prefer, read the text version of the infographic. Workplace Communication: It’s Time to Write Better on MobileCommunication is constantly evolving. Paper memos dropped on colleagues’ desks have become emails with too many people accidentally clicking “reply all.”In 2016, mobile devices became the most popular way to access the internet. (Statcounter, 2016)As mobile text communication continues to rise, what happens to the quality of our communication?Grammarly investigated the effectiveness of communication on mobile devices—and its potential impact on your work.How Important is Mobile Communication in the Workplace?50 percent of work communication will happen on mobile group collaboration apps in 2018. (Gartner, 2015)What’s the Current Quality of Mobile Communication?Grammarly found that on average, mobile writing is riddled with five times as many mistakes as desktop writing—even though fewer words are typed on mobile.Mobile: 42 mistakes per 100 wordsDesktop: 8 mistakes per 100 wordsHow Could Poor Communication Impact the Workplace?It’s estimated that small to medium-sized businesses lose $5,246 per year per employee as a result of inefficiencies in communication. (SIS International Research, 2017)RT@jverlee2: Meant to write an email saying “hey Jim i’m afraid I can’t come”, but I hit send after writing “hey Jim, I’m afraid” #EmailFail— Alexandra Velasco (@MrsRonWeasley) February 28, 2015Grammarly identified the nine most common issues that hold back your professional mobile communication.AccuracyMisspelled words.These not only make your text hard to understand, they can cost you credibility at work.Wrong preposition.Mixing up a “from” and a “to” can change the entire meaning of your message.Missing articles.Avoid an awkward-sounding sentence. Know when to use “a,” “an,” and “the” in front of nouns.ClarityWordiness.Filler words and phrases can make colleagues and clients lose interest.Unclear antecedent.Don’t confuse your colleagues. Make clear what ‘it’ and ‘that’ refer to in your sentence.Long sentence.If you can’t read your sentence out loud without running out of breath, it’s probably too long.EffectivnessVague words and phrases.Don’t make people read between the lines. Be specific.Repetitive language.Read your piece out loud, then cut down or replace frequently used words.Passive Voice.Try to reformulate your writing with as few “to be” verbs as possible.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Like this:Like Loading…Relatedlast_img read more