Turkish football will not stop despite the coronavirus crisis

first_imgThe latest decisions taken by UEFA after the coronavirus crisis, such as the postponement of a year for the European Championship or the setting of new dates for the Champions League and Europa League finals, have received the support of the vast majority of the national federations. Nevertheless, the Turkish has put the discordant note. According to Nihat Özdemir, president of the Turkish Football Federation, there is less danger in the Ottoman country from the COVID-19 pandemic and has decided that matches will continue to be played without an audience. The federation prefers to maintain its first decision despite the reactions of clubs and players.That attitude of the federation has caught surprise several clubs that were expected to suspend the league. In a context in which several leagues in Europe have been suspended, the Turkish federation will have to defend itself against criticism.For his part, footballers are concerned about the coronavirusThey do not want to continue playing and vehemently demand that the championship be stopped.last_img read more

LOOK: Local basketball courts get makeover for ‘Hyper Court’ experience

first_imgBallers in Metro Manila can now easily access training drills to to raise their game to new heights with the Hyper court, a virtual basketball training tool.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson The Hyper Court app, which is powered by Google, features exclusive basketball content without the use of data. Through the app, Filipino hoopers instantly get their hands on videos of training routines.Nike on Friday also officially unveiled the five new-look basketball courts where players can get free content via Hyper Court.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSBack on the throneREAD: LOOK: LeBron shouts out PH fans for sprawling mural in TaguigEach court features image of basketball superstars LeBron James, Kobe Bryant, Kevin Durant, Russell Westbrook and Kyrie Irving in stunning color. Lastly, Irving, the dazzling Boston Celtics guard, can be found over at the YCL Covered Court in Quezon City. SEA Games 2019: No surprises as Gilas Pilipinas cruises to basketball gold PLAY LIST 06:27SEA Games 2019: No surprises as Gilas Pilipinas cruises to basketball gold00:50Trending Articles05:02SEA Games 2019: Philippines clinches historic gold in women’s basketball02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacsoncenter_img MOST READ Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Love game: Serena Williams reportedly marries in New Orleans Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Arturo Torres, a Dallas-based illustrator, created the artworks that can be found across four cities in Metro Manila.The Titan Love Court in Bonifacio Global City in Taguig now shows a mural of James doing his signature dunk.DCIM100MEDIADJI_0105.JPGAt the nearby Ususan  Court also in Taguig is where Torres’ masterpiece of Bryant is laid out.In Makati at Comembo Covered Court lies an artwork of Durant while the design featuring his former teammate and reigning NBA MVP Westbrook brings the Scarlet Homes Covered Court in Parañaque to life.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View commentslast_img read more

Rep. Womba to Dedicate 7 Electoral Projects

first_imgRep. Robert Flomo Womba: “”I am looking forward to spend the Easter break with my people.”Seven major projects, which will ease hardship on rural poor are expected to be formally dedicated any time soon in Bong County District #4 in celebration of the upcoming Easter holiday.The 54th Legislature will close for at least two weeks, beginning Friday, April 12 in observance of the holiday.Recently, Bong County District #4 Representative Robert Flomo Womba, informed reporters in his Capitol Hill office that, during the Easter break, he will inaugurate seven development projects that would transform residents lives.The projects include a four-bedroom teachers’ quarter in Bellemu Town, Peleli Town Hall (with 75 plastic chairs with five plastic tables as well as the Kpoe Town Hall.Others are Kpokolo, Kpayah and Taryonoh bridges  between Gbahsue Nekai and Shankpalai Towns; Payetai Elementary and Junior High School and the Jorwah Guest House.“I am happily looking forward to spending the Easter break with my people. I am doing everything possible to transform the residents’ lives,” Rep. Womba said.It may be recalled that recently in his first legislative report to the district, Rep. Womba named infrastructures, including roads, bridges as top priorities he would undertake.In the report to his constituents in Bellefanai, Womba said with the help of his colleagues, he will continue to augment government’s effort in rendering basic social services to the locals.Other interventions, he added include the donation of 50 pieces of steel rod and 50 bags of cement and cement blocks for the Gbonota Elementary and Junior High School, initial contribution of 50 bags of cement and 25 pieces of steel rod for the Jarkai Elementary School, etc.In the health sector, Rep. Womba has donated L$300,000 to the midwives of Belefanai, Naama, Gbalatuah and Shankpali catchment centers for basic vocational skill training, and L$90,000 to the midwives of Belemue. He also donated a 3.3KVA generator to the Lutheran Parish in Belefanai Town Zota District#4.The event attracted local and legislative officials of the county, including Senators Henry Yallah and Henrique Tokpah. The two senators called for unity and mutual respect among the caucus’ members and the citizens.Margibi County Senator Jim Tonolah was also in attendance.Meanwhile, the residents, including chiefs, elders and youth, thanked Rep. Womba for his numerous development initiatives within a short period of time. They pledged to cooperate with him to bring more development programs to the district.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Crane seaman charged with assaulting female neighbours

first_imgAzad Mohamed, a seaman by profession and resident of Crane, West Coast Demerara, appeared on Thursday before Wales Magistrate Rochelle Liverpool to answer charges of assaulting his female nighbours. Unrepresented by legal counsel, the 41-year-old denied that on December 18, 2017 at Crane, he assaulted Babita Vishnu to the extent of inflicting on her actual bodily harm. Mohamed was also charged with the unlawful assault of Sabita Apiah, which allegedly occurred on the same day. One of the virtual complainants (VCs) was seemingly unable to walk properly, and limped into the courtroom as a result of an injury sustained from the alleged attack.Police Prosecutor Sergeant Campbell asked that bail for Mohamed be substantial because the accused has no fixed place of abode, and works in Suriname.Magistrate Liverpool placed the accused on $30,000 bail on each charge, and ordered that he lodge his passport at the Vreed-en-Hoop Police Station. He was also ordered to stay at least 30 feet away from the two VCs until completion of the matter.Mohamed, who is staying with his brother-in-law at Crane, will make his next court appearance on January 25, 2018.last_img read more

MP urges Govt not to profiteer from high fuel prices

first_img…reduce tax haul to reduce pricesGiven the recent hike in fuel prices, Opposition Member of Parliament (MP) Irfaan Ali has urged the coalition Government to give some serious consideration to reducing the high prices of fuel on the market.Opposition MP Irfaan AliAli told Guyana Times on Tuesday that he has noted the significant increases in fuel prices at the fuel stations, especially at all State-owned Guyana Oil Company (Guyoil) service stations.“The price for gasoline has leaped from $200 per litre, less than a month ago, to $230 per litre. Diesel is now being retailed at Guyoil for $214 per litre while kerosene is $145 per litre,” he explained.Meanwhile, the former Minister said at some private gas stations, the price for gasoline is now $247 while diesel is a whopping $233. According to him, at Rubis, gasoline is $236 while diesel is $226.Ali recalled when his party, the People’s Progressive Party (PPP) was in Government, they had constantly adjusted the tax regime to cushion the effect of fluctuation in fuel prices on the international market.He said this was aimed at ensuring that all Guyanese were protected from increases in their expenditure. “However, it seems that the current A Partnership for National Unity/Alliance For Change (APNU/AFC) regime is deaf to the cries of the population and are bent of driving Guyana’s economy to the ground.”The former Minister argued that it is well established that any increases in the price for fuel, gasoline or diesel, would translate in increases in costs of production for manufacturers, increase in expenditure for transportation operators and drivers. Ultimately, this will impact the local economic situation.He pointed out too that these increases are passed on to the consumers who are already burdened with increases in more than 200 license fees and taxes that the coalition Government introduced.Ali therefore called on the APNU/AFC Government to take immediate steps to reduce the cost of gasoline, diesel and kerosene so that Guyanese would not have to bear the brunt of the price increases.“We urge the Government to utilise the formula, which the PPP Administration had used to reduce the taxes in order to protect consumers across the country from high fuel prices,” he added.While persons have shared their displeasure with the increased prices, many public transport drivers have expressed that it will affect them if it continues to escalate.Several minibus drivers on Saturday told Guyana Times that the increase in fuel will ultimately lead to the increase in transportation costs. A route 40 minibus driver told this publication that commuters usually complain when fares increase but they have to understand that the cost of fuel has increased.“The thing is that the prices always raising and it’s crazy because we’re still working for the same fare. Soon it will grow to a big amount with all of this increasing and what will happen then?” he questioned.In September 2017, world market prices for fuel increased due to the hurricane conditions in the southern hemisphere, which resulted in Guyoil adjusting the prices in gasoline, diesel and kerosene to a higher cost.Again, in February of this year, Guyoil adjusted its prices upwards. The average price of gasoline around the world is US$1.15 per liter.last_img read more


first_imgSimply click to play DonegalTV’s latest programme featuring Letterkenny’s Cathedral Quarter Project and the launch of Aer Lingus’ direct return flights to Dublin.  DDTV: SEE DONEGALTV’S LATEST SHOW FEATURING LETTERKENNY’S CATHEDRAL QUARTER was last modified: February 12th, 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:DonegalTVlast_img

Arsenal keep winning as Emile Smith Rowe makes history in Europa League

first_img England’s most successful clubs of the past decade, according to trophies won Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions REVEALED REVEALED 2 Smith Rowe’s goal carried some historical significance – he became the first player born this century to score for Arsenal.The Gunners were on the front foot immediately as fit-again Sead Kolasinac’s low cross was contested by Qarabag goalkeeper Vagner and Danny Welbeck, with the loose ball breaking for Mohamed Elneny, whose low shot was blocked behind for a corner.The Egypt international took the resulting set-piece, with Sokratis turning home his first Arsenal goal from close range following Nacho Monreal’s initial header – although he appeared to know little about it. Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? Smith Rowe makes history huge blow Ronaldo warned Lukaku how hard scoring goals in Serie A would be before Inter move MONEY Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade 2center_img silverware Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury Forbes list reveals how much Mayweather, Ronaldo and Messi earned this decade Arsenal eased to Europa League victory against Qarabag on Thursday night – but they were far from their best in Baku.Sokratis Papastathopoulos opened the scoring early on before the visitors had to withstand plenty of pressure until Emile Smith Rowe’s first senior goal and a first for club for Matteo Guendouzi secured a 3-0 win which flattered Unai Emery’s side. Qarabag did threaten and Madatov finished coolly past Leno, only to have the goal rightly ruled out for offside.Arsenal heeded their warnings and doubled their lead moments later as Alex Iwobi fed Smith Rowe and the 18-year-old slotted in his first senior goal with aplomb.The game was killed off by Guendouzi’s fine finish 11 minutes from the end, a goal which added gloss to the scoreline and was harsh on a spirited Qarabag outfit.But it also secured an eighth consecutive win in all competitions for Emery’s men and means they can take control of Group E with victory at Sporting Lisbon later this month. RANKED ADVICE BEST OF Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won LATEST FOOTBALL NEWS Guendouzi scored his first Arsenal goal last_img read more


first_imgAnd still the money for Relay For Life rolls in!We always knew the staff at Patrick Gildea Hairdressers were “a cut above.” But staff went out of their way to help others less fortunate than themselves and raised €1,700 to aid cancer research.The team are pictured with Patrick and Garvin McCloskey from Donegal’s Relay For Life.   PATRICK’S STAFF PROVE THEY REALLY ARE A CUT ABOVE! was last modified: June 7th, 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:Patrick GildeaRelay for Lifelast_img read more


first_imgDonegal County Councillor Ciaran Brogan said the current situation at Letterkenny General Hospital showed the hospital needs to be returned to a state-of-the-art facility as soon as possible.Cllr Brogan, a member of the HSE Western Health Forum, said he wanted to take nothing from the hard-working staff and management.But he said he wanted to remind people that the hospital is still in transition. And he also said that people should not lay the blame for overcrowding and patients on trolleys at the door of staff.“I appreciate that the situation is far from ideal and my sympathy is with people who find themselves in the hospital at present.“But I would ask people to remember that Letterkenny General Hospital is far from the finished product.“Staff and management are working under extreme pressure to deliver in an environment that is far from complete. Some parts of it are still a building site. “Since the hospital was severely flooded last summer, staff have done trojan work in trying to bring the hospital services back to normal.“If anything, on occasions like this when there is an increase in emergency patient numbers, it demonstrates the need to get the hospital back to full working capacity as quickly as possible,” he said. PLEASE DON’T BLAME STAFF FOR HOSPITAL’S CHRONIC SITUATION – BROGAN was last modified: January 15th, 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:Cllr Ciaran BroganLetterkenny General Hospitallast_img read more

Sanders stars again in Cardinals win

first_imgRemember this chant from postseasons long ago? ”Reggie! Reggie! Reggie!” There’s a new Mr. October in the baseball playoffs, and that first name sure sounds familiar. Reggie Sanders kept up his torrid postseason with a two-run homer and Chris Carpenter grounded Houston’s offense, leading the St. Louis Cardinals past the Astros 5-3 in Game 1 of the NL championship series Wednesday night. ‘‘Everything is about timing,” Sanders said. ‘‘I’m just out there doing my thing.” The Cardinals extended the pattern of home-field dominance that held throughout last year’s NLCS against the Astros. The home team won every game, giving St. Louis a seven-game victory and a trip to the World Series. In the league’s first championship rematch since 1992, the Cardinals again got the upper hand on their division rival, a team they finished 11 games ahead of in the NL Central. They have to get by the Astros again for a chance at World Series redemption after their four-game sweep by the Boston Red Sox in 2004. Game 2 is tonight. Houston’s 20-game winner, Roy Oswalt, goes against Mark Mulder of the Cardinals. The wild-card Astros got off to a poor start before the series even began. While running the bases in batting practice, starting pitcher Andy Pettitte was struck on the inside of the right knee with a sharp liner. The Astros insisted the left-hander was fine, but he sure didn’t look like a pitcher who was 17-9 with the NL’s second-lowest ERA (2.39) during the regular season. Afterward, Houston came clean. ‘‘It swelled up on him and that was probably a little factor in the game,” manager Phil Garner said. ‘‘He was trying to pitch through it.” Pettitte finished batting practice, then ducked into the clubhouse for treatment. ‘‘It was a freak accident,” he said. ‘‘I saw it the whole time. I tried to jump over it, but it hit my knee.” Pettitte exceeded his regular-season ERA in the first two innings. Sanders hit his mammoth shot in the first, and St. Louis made it 3-0 in the second on Carpenter’s squeeze bunt, a familiar offensive weapon for the small-ball Cardinals. Sanders, a flop in five previous postseasons, has resembled Reggie Jackson this time around. The 37-year-old outfielder had a homer and 10 RBIs in a three-game sweep of the San Diego Padres in the opening round, including a division series-record six RBIs in the opener. He didn’t take long to get going in the NLCS. With two outs and a runner at first, he fell behind 1-2 but jumped on the next pitch, a fastball left over the plate. Sanders sent a 445-foot drive that just missed the scoreboard hanging above the auxiliary press box. Left fielder Lance Berkman barely moved. As Sanders trotted out to play left field in the top of the second, the fans who had just gotten an up-close look at the homer serenaded him with chants of ‘‘Reggie! Reggie! Reggie!” For good measure, Sanders also made a leaping catch against the wall on Mike Lamb to end the sixth. Once again, the crowd erupted in chants of ‘‘Reggie! Reggie! Reggie!” Before this year, Sanders’ postseason resume was dismal: 36-for-191 for a .188 average, with five homers and 13 RBIs. ‘‘This is such a big magnifying glass,” said Sanders, who has bounced around with seven teams in the last eight years. ‘‘Everything is heightened when you come through in key situations.” Carpenter was eager to get on the mound after last year’s NLCS, when he couldn’t pitch because of a nerve problem in his right biceps. A 21-game winner during the regular season, he escaped a couple of early jams and then took advantage of a comfortable lead when the Cardinals added two more runs in the fifth on RBI singles by David Eckstein and Albert Pujols. Carpenter had a shutout through 6 2/3 innings, but it was broken up by Chris Burke’s pinch-hit, two-run homer. Still, the Cardinals starter allowed just five hits and looked every bit like the ace of his team’s strong rotation. Sixteen of his outs were recorded on ground balls, the Astros continually pounding his sinker and cut fastball into the dirt. ‘‘I was in command of it all night,” Carpenter said. Jason Isringhausen worked the ninth for the save, allowing an unearned run on a sacrifice fly by Brad Ausmus. A Game 1 victory is usually a good omen in the NLCS. Twelve straight times, the winner of the opener has gone on to the World Series. The last team that didn’t follow that path: the 1991 Atlanta Braves. ‘‘Why play ’em?” Garner quipped. ‘‘Hey, it’s one loss in a best out of seven.” The Astros had chances to get back in the game. They loaded the bases with one out in the third on Ausmus’ single and two walks, bringing up the dangerous Berkman. He hit a hard grounder that was scooped up by second baseman Mark Grudzielanek. He whirled and threw to Eckstein, who stretched out to get the throw at second. Pujols scooped out a bouncing relay throw at first to complete the double play. The following inning, Morgan Ensberg led off with a ground-rule double and moved over to third on a groundout. Adam Everett hit a chopper down the third-base line that was fielded by Abraham Nunez, who turned his body like he was going to take the sure out at first. Instead, he came home with the throw, and Yadier Molina put the tag on Ensberg. The Astros finally got to Carpenter in the seventh. Burke homered in his second straight at-bat, albeit three days apart. His two-run drive followed an 18th-inning homer Sunday that ended the longest game in postseason history and gave Houston an opening-round victory over Atlanta. But Burke’s homer was about the only highlight for the Astros, who mimicked their regular season by struggling to score runs and didn’t get the sort of performance they’re used to from a member of the ‘‘Big Three.” Pettitte, Oswalt and Game 3 starter Roger Clemens held three of the top seven spots on the league’s ERA list. Struggling through six innings, Pettitte gave up eight hits and his most runs since he was tagged for six by Baltimore on June 14. He was perhaps baseball’s hottest pitcher over the final three months of the season, going 13-2 with a 1.69 ERA. Like Carpenter, Pettitte also missed last year’s NLCS while recovering from elbow surgery. He was supposedly healthy this time around, winning Game 1 of the division series against the Braves and coming into the rematch against the Cardinals looking for his 15th playoff victory and a tie with Atlanta’s John Smoltz as the winningest postseason pitcher in baseball history. But he couldn’t make it through batting practice unscathed. ‘‘It’s unbelievable,” Pettitte said. ‘‘I was just terrible.” 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 MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Weeklast_img read more