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NORWICH CITY VS MAN CITY,

first_imgNORWICH (4-1-4-1)RUDDY,PINTO, KLOSE,MARTIN, BRADY,O’NEIL,REDMOND, HOOLAHAN, HOWSON, NAISMITH,JEROMEAGUERO, BONY,SILVA, TOURE,FERNANDINHO, NAVAS,CLICHY, OTAMENDI, KOMPANY, SAGNA,HARTMANCHESTER CITY (4-4-2)Manchester City are 10 points behind Barclays Premier League leaders Leicester City and, with Tottenham Hotspur without a game and Arsenal in FA Cup quarter-final action, at home to Watford, City can move into third spot with a win at Carrow Road.After this game, City entertain Dynamo Kiev in the Champions League then have another home game, against rivals and neighbours Manchester United in the Premier League.However, City’s 15 league wins include 10 at home and only five away while they have just 13 goals on the road; their previous fewest goals on the road is 17, in 2005-06 and 2007-08. In each of the last two season’s City have scored 39 away goals.When the teams met in October, City needed a late Yaya Toure penalty to beat Norwich and stay top of the Premier League. Nicolas Otamendi’s header put the hosts in front, before Joe Hart inexplicably dropped the ball at the feet of Cameron Jerome for a Canaries equaliser.A frantic finale followed, as Toure scored from the spot after Russell Martin’s red card for handball. And before the end Aleksandar Kolarov missed a penalty.And in January City won 3-0 in the FA Cup at Carrow Road. Sergio Aguero scored in that tie to maintain his record of always scoring when he starts against Norwich. So far the Argentine has played five full games against the Canaries, scoring a total of six goals.Norwich test Sebastien Bassong, Robbie Brady, Andre Wisdom and Steven Naismith but Alex Tettey is out for the season. City, meanwhile, are still missing Kevin De Bruyne, Fabian Delph and Samir Nasri.last_img read more

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IDP Identifies with Orphanage, ETUs, Ebola Survivors

first_imgThe Initiative for Peace and Development (IPD), a humanitarian group, has donated assorted items to an Ebola Treatment Center, Deaf and Children Orphanage Home and the Association of Ebola Survivors in Monrovia.Executive director, Ophelia N. Carpenter, said the items were provided by African United for Children Future (AUCF), a group in partnership with her organization.She said the donation included several bags of rice, gallons of cooking oil, and boxes of soap and Clorox, estimated to have cost about US$2,000.Madam Carpenter said her group is sensitive to the plight of Ebola survivors and other less fortunate Liberians, especially during the Christmas season.She said this was indeed necessary as it puts smiles on people’s faces.Ebola Survivors Association assistant secretary general, Madam Vivian Rogers, expressed heartfelt thanks and appreciation to Initiative for Peace and Development for identifying with her organization in this difficult time.She said that Ebola survivors in the country had largely been abandoned by family members and friends, leaving them vulnerable and stigmatized at all levels.Madam Rogers used the occasion to call on humanitarian organizations in the country to come to the assistance of Ebola survivors.Supported by the Ministry of Health & Social Welfare and the IMS, the National Survivors Network last week, electing its corps of officers, was inaugurated to support all Ebola survivors in the country. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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Then and now

first_imgDear Editor,Guyana is in a crisis caused by obtuse interpretations of its constitution— an obstinate administration is refusing to accept the consequences of losing a motion of no-confidence in the legislature. All Guyanese know that delay tactics are being employed to postpone mandatory General and Regional Elections. This is not the first time in our short history we have been faced with an obstinate administration. In 2014, when faced with certain defeat (by 33 votes to 32), then President Donald Ramotar prorogued Parliament from November 10, 2014 to February 28, 2015.  Under pressure from civil and diplomatic entities, Ramotar set a date for election seventy one days into prorogation and announced dissolution of Parliament for a later date to allow for a full period of claims and objections in the electoral process.  Prorogation is the formal term for the period between the end of one parliamentary session and the start of the next. In contrast to dissolution, prorogation is a personal prerogative power formally in the hands of the President. Crucially, the consent of MPs is not required.During those seventy one days, the utterances of representatives of various foreign nations make for interesting reading.Fifty nine days into prorogation (8.1.2015), the United Kingdom’s Foreign Office Minister, Tobias Ellwood, said “The UK Government views with concern the continued prorogation of Parliament by His Excellency President Ramotar and calls for its earliest possible resumption. Parliament is required by Guyana’s Constitution and the Commonwealth Charter; it provides the necessary checks and balances and enables citizens’ voices to be heard. The suspension of Parliament therefore means that an essential element of a functioning democracy has been put on hold”.Sixty seven days into prorogation (16.1.2015), Chargé d’Affaires at the US embassy in Georgetown Bryan Hunt said “…I look forward to the announcement from President (Donald) Ramotar as to when the electoral campaign will begin and as I (said) we’re already discussing very actively with the Government, with the Guyana Elections Commission, with other stakeholders as to how the United States can play a constructive role in making sure that process moves forward and we see a return to a parliamentary democracy, a Parliament that is elected by the Guyanese people to move the country forward,”.Yesterday (10.7. 2019), marked 200 days since the Granger administration fell to an actual No-Confidence Motion. Many actors have been constrained in response because of respect for the Judicial process. It will be interesting to see how they react after Guyana’s final appellate forum, the Caribbean Court of Justice, delivers its orders on Friday, July 12. In sport, all one can hope is for consistency from any referee to ensure a fair and level playing field. I look forward to see how the whistle is blown in the coming weeks. Respectfully,Robin Singhlast_img read more

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Cabinet approves Sh4.2bn for CHAN hosting

first_img0Shares0000Nyayo National Stadium construction. Photo/RAYMOND MAKHAYANAIROBI, Kenya, Sep 21- Just less than 48 hours before the Confederation of African Football (CAF) makes a decision on whether or not next year’s African Nations Championship (CHAN) will be hosted in Kenya, Cabinet on Thursday approved a Sh4.2bn budget for the games’ hosting scheduled for January 12 –February 14.The latest stance from the government is seen to inject some level of confidence for the Football Kenya Federation (FKF) team which will be travelling to Accra, Ghana on Friday ahead of CAF’s Executive Committee meeting on Saturday. “We have some level of confidence that CAF will trust in us because they have been here and they have see that we are doing everything humanly possible to ensure that we host CHAN. We are waiting for a positive response from them,” CHAN Local Organizing Committee Deputy Chief Executive Officer Herbart Mwachiro said in a previous interview with Capital Sport.An inspection team from the continental body was in the country last week inspecting the ongoing construction of match venues which has lagged behind thus causing anxiety on whether or not the championship will still be held in the country.Construction ongoing at Nyayo National Stadium. Photo/RAYMOND MAKHAYAThe Moi International Sports Center Kasarani, used in July for the IAAF World Under-18 Championships is seen as 80 percent ready with most of the work having been done prior to the world showpiece.Much concern has been around the Kipchoge Keino Stadium in Eldoret and the Kinoru Stadium in Meru which are massively lagging behind.However, with the budget approved by Cabinet chaired by President Uhuru Kenyatta, it is expected that contractors will work round the clock to ensure that everything runs well and in time.FKF presidnet Nick Mwendwa converses with the contractors on site at the Nyayo National Stadium. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluNyayo National Stadium is expected to be completed by the end of October while Kipchoge Keino and Kinoru are both expected to be ready by mid-November, just slightly less than two months to the biennial championship specially designed for home-based players.“Contractors are working round the clock to ensure that everything is ready. The progress at Nyayo is great but definitely there is a concern with Kinoru and Kipchoge Keino but definitely, we will get it done. We are constantly pushing to ensure we can be ready,” FKF boss Nick Mwendwa said last week as the CAF inspection team visited Kasarani and Nyayo Stadia in Nairobi.CAF will hugely hinge on the report from its inspection team when they meet in Accra on Saturday on prior to the final of the West African Football Union (WAFU) finals in the Ghanaian capital.0Shares0000(Visited 2 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

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Star-struck: FIFA forced to redo Russia World Cup ad

first_imgThe plot revolves around a football that flies over the 11 host cities while historic World Cup moments play out on a peculiarly spinning pyramid.The ball soon reaches the Kremlin — and that is where the problems start.Russia’s history has seen its spired towers undergo many incarnations.None of them included the Christian crosses that FIFA stuck on top.“The stars vanished from the Kremlin towers in FIFA’s ad,” Russia’s Vesti.ru state television news site complained.FIFA conceded on Monday that the Kremlin really did have a shiny red star on its famous Spasskaya Tower facing Lenin’s Mausoleum.“FIFA is extremely happy with the feedback received so far on the 2018 FIFA World Cup TV opening, especially from Russian fans,” a FIFA spokesperson told AFP.“With their help, we were able to identify that indeed the element you mention was not accurate. We are now working on an updated version that will be released soon.”Some in Russia were taking the mistake far more seriously than others.A tiny pro-government news site called Krasnoyarsk Vesna (Red Spring) published an analytical column picking apart what it perceived as FIFA’s historic slight of the hosts.It compared the ad to efforts by nations in eastern Europe to scrub their cities clean of all remnants of the Soviet Union after its collapse in 1991.War-scarred Ukraine has done the same since ousting its Russian-backed leadership in 2014.“We will remind you that de-Sovietisation introduced the cruelest possible schisms in society,” the website wrote.“Thus, the ad presented by FIFA joins the ranks of events such as the removal of monuments and memorials dedicated to the Soviet people’s victory in World War II.”President Vladimir Putin has been accusing unfriendly countries of trying to diminish the Soviet role in defeating Nazi Germany for much of his 18-year rule.Spasskaya Tower was topped by the two-headed eagle — now part of Russia’s coat of arms — until Soviet dictator Joseph Stalin replaced it with the star in the 1930s.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000The Kremlin’s Spasskaya Tower facing Lenin’s Mausoleum had its star removed on the original FIFA promotional clip © AFP/File / Mladen ANTONOVMOSCOW, Russian Federation, Jun 4 – World football’s governing body FIFA admitted on Monday it will have to redo a fancy TV spot for the finals Russia will be hosting for the first time from June 14.The 45-second ad features artsy graphics and suitably momentous music to get fans in the mood. Billions of people will see it before every game.last_img read more

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WOMAN GETS SUSPENDED JAIL SENTENCE FOR FIFTH NO INSURANCE CHARGE

first_imgA woman has been given a one month suspended jail sentence after being caught driving without insurance for the FIFTH time.Letterkenny Court.Martina Sweeney, 36, appeared at a special sitting of Letterkenny instruct Court in Co Donegal yesterday charged with a series of motoring offences. Ms Sweeney, of 26 Glencar Park, was stopped by Gardai at Dromore, Letterkenny on May 28th, 2014.Judge Paul Kelly warned Ms Sweeney that she could be off the road for a long time as she would find it very difficult to get an insurance company to insure her.He jailed Ms Sweeney for one month but suspended the sentence for 12 months and also disqualified her from driving for four years.“What this means is that if you are caught driving within the next year you will go to jail for one month,” Judge Kelly told Ms Sweeney.He took the other charges into consideration.And he warned Ms Sweeney that she was lucky as some of his colleagues may have took a more serious view of her actions.WOMAN GETS SUSPENDED JAIL SENTENCE FOR FIFTH NO INSURANCE CHARGE was last modified: March 30th, 2015 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)last_img read more

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THE RALLY GETS INTO GEAR – IN PICTURES!

first_imgThe 40th Donegal International Rally got off to a flying start this morning. Here are some pictures of a few familiar faces. ALL PIX BY CLIVE WASSON.THE RALLY GETS INTO GEAR – IN PICTURES! was last modified: June 17th, 2011 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)last_img read more

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STAB SPREE MAN TO BE BURIED TODAY

first_imgThe funeral of a Co Donegal man who stabbed three people in Germany before being killed while crossing a road will take place today.Enda McLaughlin’s remains have been brought home for burial. Pic by Joe Boland of Northwest News Pix.Enda McLaughlin went on a stabbing spree injuring two taxi drivers and another man on June 23rd.The 27 year old from Carndonagh had been released from Castlerea prison a few weeks previously before traveling to Europe. McLaughlin, who had a string of previous convictions for assault and public order offences went berserk after taking a taxi from Holland to Germany.He stabbed two taxi drivers and then a Lithuanian truck driver before crossing a road and being killed by an English couple driving a Mercedes car.Mr McLaughlin’s remains arrived back in Ireland on Friday night and his funeral is due to take place today at the Church of the Sacred Heart at 11am.His family say he never received proper treatment for a range of mental health issues.  STAB SPREE MAN TO BE BURIED TODAY was last modified: July 14th, 2014 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:donegalEnda McLaughlinfuneralstabbingslast_img read more

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DEPUTY PRINGLE’S WATER BILL LANDS JUST IN TIME – FOR HIM TO BIN!

first_imgDonegal TD Thomas Pringle has received his first water bill – just in time for him to bin!Deputy Pringle’s soon to be binned water bill!The Killybegs-based Independent Deputy received his bill to his home for €64 today.And the politician said he plans on bringing it to Letterkenny tomorrow for the Bin The Bills protest. He and others taking part in the water charge protest are asking people to bring along their bills so they can be binned.DEPUTY PRINGLE’S WATER BILL LANDS JUST IN TIME – FOR HIM TO BIN! was last modified: April 24th, 2015 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:Bin the BillsDeputy Thomas Pringlewater billlast_img read more

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Burundi eye redemption against Madagascar

first_img Tags: BurundiGuineaMadagascarNicolas DupuisNigeriaOlivier Niyungekotop Burundi were impressive in thier loss to Nigeria. (PHOTOS/Agencies)AFCON 2019Madagascar vs BurundiAlexandria Stadium, AlexandriaThursday, 27-06-2019 @5:30pmBurundi will be hoping to put their AFCON campaign back on track when they take on Madagascar at the Alexandria stadium on Thursday afternoon.The Chayfs lost 0-1 to Nigeria in their first game last weekend in a game that they put up a spirited performance.Burundi gave three-time Africa Cup of Nations winners Nigeria a real scare as their defensive efforts kept them out for the majority of the game in their opening contest but a late goal broke their hearts.The Nigerians saw a lot of the ball but both teams had the same number of shots (15) with Burundi even managing to get more on target as they posed a threat of their own but a 77th-minute effort from Nigeria substitute Odion Ighalo was enough to break the deadlock.It was an impressive showing from Burundi in their first-ever appearance at the tournament and after giving such a good account of themselves, it’s unlikely that they will make too many changes to the side that featured against Nigeria.They come into Thursday’s game knowing that defeat will all but end their dreams of reaching the knock-out stages.For Madagascar, Madagascar claimed an impressive point in their opening game at the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations in what was their first ever game in this competition as they held Guinea to a draw.Despite going a goal behind in the first half, Madagascar responded well with two goals early in the second period with Anicet Andrianantenaina scoring his side’s first before Charles Carlos Andriamahitsinoro scored the second soon after but a penalty for Guinea levelled things up.Madagascar drew 2-2 with Guinea last weekend.After such an impressive performance in their opening game, coach Nicolas Dupuis has a big decision to make as he must decide whether to rotate his side to give game time to his squad members or stick with what he perceives as his strongest side.What they are saying ahead of the gameMadagascar head coach Nicolas Dupuis  “It would be a great risk if we underestimated the opponent.“It’s a difficult match and Burundi is a great and stubborn team. We have to be really focused and prepared.“We know a win will move us closer to our next target. We’ve prepared for this and we are ready.“They will come hard because they lost against Nigeria. We hope to win for the country.”Burundi head coach Olivier Niyungeko“It will be a tough game because I have watched Madagascar and they are not a light team,” Niyungeko said.“It will be tough for us. We have already played one final against Nigeria and lost, but now we have to look at the remaining two finals, starting with Thursday.“We know losing will be tough for us, so we have to ensure we get the three points.”This will be the first meeting between the two sides.The other Group B game saw Nigeria defeat Guinea 1-0 on Wednesday.Other games on Thursday-Algeria vs Senegal @8pm-Kenya vs Tanzania @11pmWednesday’s results-Nigeria 1-0 Guinea-Uganda 1-1 Zimbabwe-Egypt 2-0 DR CongoComments last_img read more

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