Ball turnover a problem for both teams

first_imgThree tries put the Hunters in charge at half-time with a 16-6 lead.But the tide turned and the home side spent the better part of the second half defending their line“We didn’t have the football in the second half. We gave away too many balls there so that’s something to work on,” said coach Michael Marum.Ipswich Jets coach, Shane Walker, put his side’s loss down to the same factor.“Yeah like Michael said about his own team, we turned over quite a bit of ball. There were a lot of turnovers.“But there was a lot to like about the fact that we hung in there given the amount of ball we kept turning over. So there were some positives.”Walker’s son, Jake, also had something to say about yesterday’s game.“PNG Hunters played very well and I like your stadium.”last_img read more

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Defence gets Warriors through

first_imgA charge down led to the first points with captain, Stanis Susuve flying over on the wing several plays later in the 6th minute.The Warriors hit back through a penalty conversion from Josaiah Jimmy and later levelled the score at 6-6 through Nemiah Joel just before the 30 minute mark.The Gulf boys took back the lead going into the break after halfback, Jahpet Olik sailed the ball through the posts from a penalty.Another successful penalty conversion from Jimmy ensured the score was locked up again now at 8-8. Some razzle-dazzle football from the Warriors put Oliver Anton into score putting his side in front.Isou kept coming at the Warriors and dominated possession in the last twenty minutes, but their defence held up giving the Warriors their first win this season.In the other Digicel Cup results from round two: Enga Mioks def. Rabaul Gurias 38-16, Waghi Tumbe def. Goroka Lahanis 38-28, Lae Tigers def. Hela Wigmen 22-6 and Mendi Muruks def. Port Moresby Vipers 24-20.last_img read more

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Creating a dysfunctional Local Government system

first_imgDear Editor,The writing is on the wall for all to see, as this A Partnership for National Unity/Alliance For Change (APNU/AFC) Government continues its glaring and shameless moves in creating a dysfunctional Local Government system. Their methods of undermining have become a default position, evidenced by a total disregard of many elected Councils of Local Authority Areas (LAAs); together with moves to continuously weaken the essential constitutional monitoring and corrective institutions.The outcomes can have devastating impacts if allowed to go unchecked. Under point man Ronald Bulkan who leads the Communities Ministry, many Regional Executive Officers (REOs) and Overseers are being allowed to usurp the authority of the Councils and are supported by a few imposed political hacks to buttress their desired counter force. The conduct of many of these REOs and their reporting staff, have been partisan and outright objectionable, given their required role in providing service to community residents.To state that the level of financial breaches by these officers have escalated to never before reached heights, is indeed an understatement. At the same time, the silence of, and seeming accommodation by Minister Bulkan’s Ministry, forces one to wonder if the Government is contemplating laying new financial bills in the National Assembly. Only recently, the Public Accounts Committee of the National Assembly exposed a few of the vulgar, atrocious and lawless behaviours of the REOs of Region Two (Pomeroon-Supenaam) and Region Three (Essequibo Islands-West Demerara). Notwithstanding, however, information received suggests these revelations were just the tip of the iceberg.Meanwhile, the suppression of the Local Government Commission (LGC) by the Government via Bulkan’s Ministry continues unrestrained. The appointed Commissioners are complaining bitterly about the Minister’s deliberate efforts to frustrate and hinder the work of the Commission. It is unacceptable that this vital Commission which has the mandate of supervision and monitoring all of the Councils in the municipalities, regions, NDCs and villages; still cannot be properly staffed, housed and provided with adequate transportation.Under the circumstances, it is incumbent that Minister Bulkan and the APNU/AFC coalition Government must let this nation know, what happened to all the monies that were allocated to the Local Government Commission in the National Budgets for the year 2016, 2017 and now 2018. It is an indictment on the Government that Commissioners are being informed that they may find ‘abode’ in the so called ‘Conference room’, to have meetings and discussions on topical issues bothering the residents within Local Authority Areas. Certainly, the conference room of another public entity cannot suffice when there are several meeting planned for the day at the particular time, considering that there are eight Commissioners. Additionally, Meetings with the public individually on separate matters would also be affected.Sources have also informed that the strategy is to stymie the functions of the Commission.One bitter Commissioner informed me that they are receiving a token for telephone calls they make in relation to the Commissions work, using their personal phones. That at the meetings of the LGC, only a bottle of water is provided to the members. The situation is disheartening, and one characterised wicked vindictiveness personified. This APNU/AFC-led approach to local governance has created Town Clerks so notorious, it seems that they are not answerable and accountable to no one or authority. The despicable behaviour of the Town Clerk at the Georgetown Municipality is an apt example.All and sundry must hold the Government accountable for their continued party paramountcy approach, which would ultimate lead to significant imbalances and underdevelopment. We call on the President to take positive steps to remedy the fractured Local Government system. We demand support for the Local Government Commission now.Sincerely,Neil Kumarlast_img read more

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Police Corporal reassigned after locking up badly injured man

first_imgIndustry wake house murderThe Police Corporal who ordered that the now dead, Hetram Ramchand – who was badly beaten and later succumbed after a wake house brawl – be placed in a cell with visible injuries to his head has been transferred.Dead: Hetram RamchandC Division (East Coast Demerara) Commander, Colin Brutus told Guyana Times that the Office of Professional Responsibility (OPR) ordered an investigation into the reports after which recommendations were given by the Commissioner to have the on-duty Corporal reassigned out of her division.Ramchand, who died as a result of brain haemorrhaging due to blunt force trauma to his head, was attempting to rescue a relative who was involved in a brawl at Industry, East Coast Demerara (ECD).Based on reports received, the 39-year-old of Lot 51 Crown Dam Industry, attended a wake in the village where he was part of a gathering looking at a few men gambling. After the game of cards was over, an argument ensued among the players for monies owned to each other.The argument turned into a scuffle and Ramchand intervened. However, the mob then turned on him and dealt him a sound thrashing for intervening. The men were subsequently put out of the wake house.Based on reports received, an injured Ramchand was escorted to the Sparendaam Police Station by a nephew to lodge a complaint but while doing so, the sons of two popular businessmen in the community turned up and claimed that they were assaulted by Ramchand.The two men were sent to the Georgetown Public Hospital to seek medical attention but a badly beaten Ramchand was placed in the lockups.As such, the father of the now dead man, Pooran Ramchand, called on the Commissioner of Police to look into the matter, as he blamed the negligence of the officers for his son’s death.last_img read more

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Worker injured after explosion at Crew Energy well site

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – A worker sustained minor injuries after a fire at a Crew Energy well site near Fort St. John over the weekend.The incident happened on Saturday morning at approximately 7:00 at a well site roughly twenty kilometres southwest of Fort St. John. WorksafeBC Media Relations Officer Erica Simpson says that according to a preliminary investigation, crews were performing cleanup on the well following fracking operations when a fire broke out. Crew Energy Senior vice president and COO Rob Morgan confirmed that the fire also spread to a production tank used to collect the fluid. Morgan stated that the fire and close to 200 cubic metres of fluid were both contained to the well site, and that there was no release of gas from the well itself.One contract worker was taken to the Dawson Creek Hospital for minor burns and has since been released. Crew Energy and WorksafeBC are continuing their investigation into the incident. The cause of the fire has not yet been determined.- Advertisement –last_img read more

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Transfer rumours and paper review – Monday, February 23

first_imgHere’s the top transfer-related stories in Monday’s newspapers…Real Madrid are considering whether to bid for Radamel Falcao at the end of the season with the Colombian striker unlikely to stay at Manchester United after his disappointing loan spell at the club. (Daily Mail)And Manchester United are ready to move for Bayern Munich striker Robert Lewandowski should Radamel Falcao depart in the summer. The Polish striker joined Bayern Munich last summer but has not reached the same heights as his time at rivals Borussia Dortmund and could be available for around £30million. (Daily Express)James Milner is set to head into the summer without signing his new contract at Manchester City. Arsenal and Liverpool have been linked with the England midfielder. (The Sun)Tottenham want talented Portuguese youngster Bubacar Djalo, who has been dubbed the ‘new Paul Pogba’. The highly-rated holding midfielder, who plays for Sporting Lisbon’s U19 side, is out of contract and available for minimal compensation. (Daily Mirror)West Brom are set to make a summer move for Wolves winger Bakary Sako. Albion had a £2m-plus bid to sign Sako rejected on transfer deadline day but remain keen on the Mali international, who will be a free agent this summer and looks certain to quit Wolves if they do not win promotion. (Daily Mirror)And here’s the latest talkSPORT.com headlines…Liverpool took ‘huge step’ towards top-four with Southampton win, claims RodgersSouthampton manager Koeman: Referee made clear mistake by denying penaltyMartinez admits ‘pedestrian’ performance as Everton scrape draw with LeicesterPochettino praises Tottenham’s ‘character and personality’ after 2-2 draw with West HamMourinho demands apology over Costa treatment as he slams ‘criminal’ Barnes tacklelast_img read more

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Perez to make comeback after ankle injury? Predicted Arsenal XI v Southampton

first_imgArsenal host Southampton in the quarter-final of the EFL Cup, kick off 7:45pm at the Emirates.Hull City and Liverpool booked their place in the semi-finals on Tuesday night, while Manchester United meet West Ham United in tonight’s other clash.Top flight managers often make significant alterations to their starting XI in this competition, and Arsene Wenger is expected to do just that.Lucas Perez is set to return to the side after recovering from an ankle injury, but who else could join the Spaniard in the Gunners’ line-up?Check out talkSPORT’s predicted Arsenal XI by scrolling through the gallery above. 11 5. Gabriel Paulista (centre back) 9. Lucas Perez (centre forward) 34. Francis Coquelin (centre midfield) 11 11 11 15. Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain (attacking midfield) 16. Rob Holding (centre back) 3. Kieran Gibbs (left back) – check out the full line-up, in squad number order, by clicking the arrow above, right 26. Emiliano Martinez (goalkeeper) 25. Carl Jenkinson (right back) 11 11 17. Alex Iwobi (left midfield) 11 11 11 11 31. Jeff Reine-Adelaide (right midfield) 8. Aaron Ramsey (centre midfield) 11last_img read more

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Famed revolutionary a face on T-shirts

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREThe joys and headaches of holiday travel: John PhillipsPanayiotis Lambropoulos, a young Greek immigrant who lives in Chicago, is someone who actually took the time to learn more about Guevara. He saw his first Che shirts a few years ago, and thought everyone who wore one must be a subversive rabble-rouser. Then the young investment analyst ended up buying one for himself. Fascinated with Guevara, he began reading whatever he could about the man who helped lead the Cuban revolution and promoted armed uprisings in Africa and Latin America until he was slain in Bolivia. “In a way,” Lambropoulos said, “I’ve wanted to earn my T-shirt.” The photo’s journey from Cuba to that shirt has been a lengthy one. Taken in Havana on March 5, 1960, the shot captured Guevara – eyes gazing off in the distance – attending a memorial service for dozens who died in an attack on an arms freighter. Cuba blamed the incident on U.S.-backed counterrevolutionaries. CHICAGO – There’s something about that man in the photo, the Cuban revolutionary with the serious eyes, scruffy beard and dark beret. Ernesto “Che” Guevara is adored. He is loathed. Dead for nearly 40 years, he is everywhere – as much a cultural icon as James Dean or Marilyn Monroe, perhaps even more so among a new generation of admirers who’ve helped turn a devout Marxist into a capitalist commodity. Of all the pop culture images that surround us, it is Guevara’s face – immortalized in the photograph taken by Alberto “Korda” Diaz Gutierrez – that often stares at us, from T-shirts and posters, refrigerator magnets and tattoos. Part political statement and part fashion statement, the image sometimes overshadows the man, as one T-shirt wryly acknowledges. Below the photo, a caption on the shirt reads: “I have no idea who this is.” Korda, a fashion photographer turned photojournalist, was on assignment for the Cuban newspaper Revolucion. The photo was used publicly in Cuba from time to time, eventually becoming a symbol of national pride and the basis for a drawing of Guevara on Cuban currency. But the outside world didn’t see it until several years after it was taken, when Korda gave copies to Italian publisher Giangiacomo Feltrinelli. Feltrinelli made posters with the photo and, after Guevara’s death in 1967, used it as a cover for some of the revolutionary’s published diaries. As the photo’s distribution widened, so did its fame, with several artists doing their own variations, including a famous black and red version by Ireland’s Jim Fitzpatrick. Jack Kenny, a photographer from Ann Arbor, Mich., met Korda in the late 1990s while gathering images for a book on Cuba and saw a copy of the famous original hanging on Korda’s living room wall. “He was very proud of it. But when he took it, I don’t think he realized what he had,” Kenny says. Korda died in 2001 and received little compensation for his photo until later in life. Working its way from art to pop culture and back again, the image of Guevara is widely considered one of the world’s most reproduced and emulated photographs. Time and again, it surfaces – on a Madonna album cover; on a T-shirt worn by guitarist Carlos Santana at the 2005 Academy Awards; in a New Yorker cartoon by artist Matthew Diffee that depicts Guevara wearing a T-shirt with Bart Simpson’s face on it. It also has inspired gallery shows worldwide, one of the most recent – “Che Guevara: Revolutionary & Icon” – at England’s Victoria and Albert Museum. “This portrait of Che is an ideal abstraction transformed into a symbol that both resists subtle interpretation and is infinitely malleable,” curator Trisha Ziff wrote in an introduction to the British exhibit. “It has moved into the realm of caricature and parody at the same time it is used as political commentary on issues as diverse as the world debt, anti-Americanism, Latin-American identity, and the rights of gays and indigenous peoples.” Those who despise Guevara and his role in helping put Fidel Castro in power in Cuba also have created their own images and T-shirts. There’s the obvious one – a red circle and line crossing out Guevara’s face. Another features the Korda photo with Guevara wearing Mickey Mouse ears. “The ultimate irony is the millions of dollars that capitalists and bourgeois merchants have made selling the image of Che. He’s probably rolling over in his grave,” says Henry Louis Gomez. A 36-year-old Cuban-American who lives in Miami, he sells T-shirts from his anti-Guevara Web site, including one that says “Che is Dead – Get Over It.” Since creating the site a year and a half ago, Gomez estimates that he’s sold 20 or 30 shirts – a tiny number, he realizes, compared with the many worn by fans of Guevara. Courtney Guertin, a 27-year-old resident of Bristol, R.I., is one of those fans. She first learned about Guevara when she traveled to Cuba as a college student to study the country’s tourism system and opportunities, or the lack thereof, for entrepreneurs. She still collects books about Guevara, along with pins, T-shirts and other memorabilia and considers him “a man of incredible brilliance” who had “faith in the common folk.” Pablo Garcia-Pandavenes, whose father was born in Cuba, also has artwork and posters with Guevara’s image at his home in Oakland. Among other things, he credits Guevara, who was trained as a physician, with helping set up Cuba’s socialized health care system. As a way of honoring the man, he’s gone as far as naming his dog Che. “He’s very elegant and different than a lot of breeds,” he says of his Doberman pinscher. “I hope Che would find it entertaining.” Garcia-Pandavenes, who is 34, learned about Guevara from his father. As an adult, he visited a monument in Santa Clara, Cuba, that honors the native Argentinian who became a Cuban citizen after Castro took over in 1959. True of many Che fans, Garcia-Pandavenes was born after Guevara was killed. And yet, the man – and that image – still resonate. “Guevara was the ultimate revolutionary because he fought to the death, and the ultimate poster boy because he was chic,” says Alvaro Vargas Llosa, a senior fellow at the Independent Institute, a nonprofit, nonpartisan public policy research organization based in Washington. Such comments trouble Vargas Llosa, who authored the book “The Che Guevara Myth and the Future of Liberty.” He questions whether Guevara’s admirers really understand who he was. Among other things, his detractors accuse Guevara of overseeing the executions of scores of people who opposed the Castro regime. “As a Latin American, it puzzles me, fascinates me and makes me angry, all at the same time, that young Americans and Europeans should continue to idolize him, thereby reinforcing the notion that revolutionary socialism is the way to combat underdevelopment,” says Vargas Llosa, a native of Peru.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

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Datebook

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREThe joys and headaches of holiday travel: John PhillipsStudio City Neighborhood Council outreach meeting, 6 p.m., CBS Studios, 4024 Radford Ave. Call (818) 874-9000, Ext. 221. Full Moon Hike, 7-8:30 p.m., Upper Las Virgenes Open Space Preserve, Calabasas. Parking: $1. Enter park at end of Victory Boulevard past Valley Circle Boulevard. Naturalist-led hike, 7:30 p.m., Coldwater Canyon Park, 12601 Mulholland Drive, Beverly Hills. Cost: $5. Registration: Call (818) 623-4866. Mail Datebook entries – including time, date, location and phone number – to Daily News City Desk, P.O. Box 4200, Woodland Hills, CA 91365; fax (818) 713-0058; e-mail dnmetro@dailynews.com. THURSDAY Accessible City Expo Community Resources & Employment Fair, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Los Angeles Convention Center, West Hall B, 1201 S. Figueroa St. Free parking with convention event flier. Call (213) 847-9221. Mayor’s Menudo Festival, noon-10 p.m., downtown San Fernando on Celis Street between Brand and San Fernando Mission boulevards. Free. Call (818) 898-1200. Burbank Fall Festival, 4-9 p.m., downtown Burbank on Cypress Avenue in front of Macy’s. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

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Manchester City fans’ reaction to Sergio Aguero’s hat-trick against Newcastle

first_imgAs one Twitter user pointed out, there are only three guaranteed things in life; death, taxes and a Sergio Aguero hat-trick against Newcastle. And today proved no different when the Argentine striker put the Magpies to the sword in City’s 3-1 victory. Aguero and co. got back to winning ways after losing to Liverpool last time around and now have a twelve-point lead at the top of the Premier League. But it was the all-time City leading goalscorer striker who stole the show for his exploits against Newcastle.  Fans were raving about Aguero’s quality as a result on social media. Take a look at the best tweets below which reveal some incredible stats about Aguero. Aguero scored with his head, right foot and left foot in his hat-trick 1last_img read more

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