Diego Costa a huge doubt for Spain at this summer’s Euros

first_img CEST 12/05/2016 at 12:45 Sport EN The Hispanic-Brazilian’s injury, Onda Cero show Al Primer Toque have revealed, is more serious than first thought and could prevent him being part of Spain’s squad for their title defence this summer.  Diego Costa has a hamstring injury and he is a serious doubt for this summer’s European Championships in France, which run through June and July.  Costa didn’t play for Chelsea in their 1-1 draw against Liverpool at Anfield and will miss their final game of the season against Leicester City at Stamford Bridge, too.  Al Primer Toque say it’s now unlikely he will be named on the list when Vicente del Bosque gives his squad on Tuesday for Euro 2016.last_img read more

Nar Nar path to nowhere

first_imgBy Danielle Kutchel A Nar Nar Goon grandmother is calling for Cardinia Shire Council to construct a footpath outside her grandchild’s school, to…[To read the rest of this story Subscribe or Login to the Gazette Access Pass] Thanks for reading the Pakenham Berwick Gazette. Subscribe or Login to read the rest of this content with the Gazette Digital Access Pass subscription.last_img

Marc Ludden signs new contract with Galway United

first_imgMarc Ludden has signed a contract extension with Galway United that will take him into his fifth season with the club.The 27-year-old was an ever-present in 2017, making 36 appearances, scoring one goal against Sligo Rovers at Eamonn Deacy Park.The attacking full-back has made 113 appearances over the last four seasons with Galway United and he was a key member of Shane Keegan’s starting eleven in 2017.Yesterday it was announced that Ryan Connolly had rejoined the club and that Eoin McCormack had penned a new deal at Eamonn Deacy Park. Shane Keegan has heralded Ludden’s re-signing as an another important piece of business ahead of the 2018 SSE Airtricity League First Division season.“Marc was one of our steadiest performers last season and I thought he was very consistent for us throughout the year.“The way we were trying to use our full-backs was slightly more attacking than they had been in previous years, Marc loved that. That’s when he is at his best.“His deliveries from when he got into the final third and his movement was top notch. In terms of assists, I believe he was one of our highest last season. He had a fantastic year and it’s brilliant to have him back again.“He’s a tremendous player, I don’t think I’m overstepping the mark by saying we’re heading into the First Division season with arguably the best full-back in the First Division based on what I’ve seen.“He’s a fantastic signing for the club and one I think our supporters will be very happy with.”Marc Ludden has only one ambition for the 2018 season, a serious tilt at the First Division title with his hometown club.He told www.galwayunitedfc.ie: “When I initially began speaking to Shane about re-signing, the main thing I said was I wanted to see good players signing back or new players coming in. The only reason I would be signing back would be to win that First Division title, that’s my only aim next season.“On a personal level, I was happy with how I played last season. I want to bring what I did last season into 2018 and up it even further. I was specifically happy with the second half of the season. The first half, it took us a while to gel as a team.“I want to bring in more assists to my game and a bit more of senior leadership to the younger players that will be brought in. Myself and Ryan (Connolly) have been around for a while and I know Shane is looking for other senior players to carry these young lads, to bring them to a level where we can win the First Division.“Next year, personally the one aim will be to win the league. For that, you need to go out and attack and win games. It’s all about the number one spot.”print WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Emaillast_img read more

Galway Hurlers Win Bord Na Mona Walsh Cup

first_imgGalway’s Senior Hurlers play Laois in the opening round of the Allianz National Hurling League next Sunday in Pearse Stadium at 12.30. Galway’s Senior hurlers can look to the start of the national league with optimism following their 1-23 to 0-20 over Wexford in the Walsh Cup Final played yesterday in Enniscorthy. print WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Email Galway’s Conor Cooney with Diarmuid O’Keeffe of Wexford (Image: ©INPHO/Tommy Dickson) Sean also spoke to Galway Captain on the day, Padraig MannionAudio Playerhttps://galwaybayfmsports.podbean.com/mf/play/f88bfv/PADRAIG_MANNION_POST_WEXFORD.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.center_img Joe Canning led the scoring with 13-points with Aidan Harte scoring the Tribesmen’s goal. Sean Walsh reportsAudio Playerhttps://galwaybayfmsports.podbean.com/mf/play/2bpp6u/WALSH_CUP_FINAL_FT.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. After the game, Sean spoke to Galway manager Micheal DonoghueAudio Playerhttps://galwaybayfmsports.podbean.com/mf/play/u3xcxi/MICHEAL_DONOGHUE_POST_WEXFORD.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.last_img read more

England won’t ‘become Spain’ any time soon – Southgate

first_imgEngland manager Gareth Southgate was candid about where his team is in football’s pecking order after an unconvincing 1-0 win over Slovenia sent them into the World Cup finals on Thursday.Until skipper Harry Kane struck in the fourth minute of stoppage time there was every chance England’s confirmation of a place at the Russian showpiece next year would have been greeted with boos from a frustrated Wembley Stadium crowd.A young England team again lacked guile — a common criticism throughout a qualifying campaign that has been comfortable without ever stirring any real optimism.Yet Southgate, who took over from Sam Allardyce after one game in Group F and has sealed top spot with a game to spare, said the only thing that mattered, for now, was that England had completed their first task of making it to Russia.“Tonight highlighted where we are,” he told reporters. “Was it the performance or the night we wanted? No, absolutely not.“I think people want to come and see goals and be entertained. It’s blindingly obvious we could have played better. You know what you would like and what is realistic.“Are we are going to become Spain in the next eight months? No we’re not. They have a squad full of players who have won Champions Leagues and league titles. We haven’t got players who have proved themselves on that stage.“But now they have a chance to play on that stage at the World Cup. That was why it was imperative we got there.”EXCITING TALENTIn the likes of Kane, with 11 goals in 22 internationals, Manchester United’s young striker Marcus Rashford and Kane’s Tottenham Hotspur team-mate Dele Alli, who was suspended on Thursday, England do have exciting talent in their ranks.There are other hopeful signs of an England resurgence in the younger age groups, but Southgate said patience was needed.“They are young players and are giving everything for the shirt and they will improve in the next few years,” he said.“They are suffering the consequences of 25, 30 or 40 years (of failure in major tournaments) and that’s not their fault,” he added, with England having disappointed since their only major tournament win at the 1966 World Cup on home soil.“In certain areas maybe there are young players who won’t be ready. My desire and ideal way of playing and what we need to do over the next year are maybe two different things.”While the quality of the performances has left a lot to be desired, England have developed a knack of scoring late goals throughout the qualifying campaign — namely a last-ditch winner away to Slovakia, a late Kane equaliser in Scotland and now the England captain’s last-gap intervention at Wembley.“We are having to find ways to win by being a bit more savvy because things are not flowing,” said Southgate. “But we have got goalscorers. We are a side that scores late goals not concede them, which is becoming a bit of a theme.”While the England manager can look forward to a World Cup next year his Slovenia counterpart Srecko Katanec said after the match that he would stand down as national team coach with their World Cup qualification hopes in tatters.last_img read more

DeRozan, Spurs rally from 18 down to beat Raptors

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. “Being down what we was down and still being able to fight back and pull it out was big, especially on the road,” DeRozan said.San Antonio used a big fourth quarter to win for the third time in four games. Derrick White scored 13 points for the Spurs, and LaMarcus Aldridge had 11. DeRozan also collected eight rebounds and four assists while topping 20 points for the 11th straight game.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSAndray Blatche has high praise for teammate Kai SottoSPORTSBig differenceSPORTSAlmazan status stays uncertain ahead of Game 4“He’s been huge,” White said of DeRozan. “Creating for us, scoring, doing just about everything. He made big plays down the stretch.”San Antonio trailed 82-69 to begin the fourth and fell behind 87-73 on a 3 by Matt Thomas with 10:14 left. The Spurs responded with a 17-0 run, taking an 88-87 lead on Aldridge’s layup with 6:34 to play, then capping their spurt with a pair of free throws from DeRozan. More than 40 quakes hound areas reeling from Taal Volcano’s eruption US stocks climb ahead of trade deal, sending S&P 500 to record high The Spurs led 100-91 with 2:37 left, but Kyle Lowry, Norman Powell and Serge Ibaka each made 3-pointers as Toronto tied it 100-100 on Ibaka’s shot from distance with 1:17 left.Siakam broke the tie by making the second of two free throws with 41 seconds left, but Marco Belinelli replied with a 3 for the Spurs, making it 103-101 with 28 seconds remaining.After a Toronto timeout, Siakam missed a shot that would have tied the game. San Antonio’s Lonnie Walker IV grabbed the rebound, Lowry fouled DeRozan, and the former Raptors star pushed the lead to four points by making a pair from the line.Lowry replied with a deep 3, cutting the deficit to one, and Aldridge missed a pair of free throws with four seconds left. But Siakam’s long 3-pointer bounced off the backboard at the buzzer.DeRozan missed his first three free throws but made 11 straight the rest of the way. He didn’t score until 1:25 remained in the first half and attempted just three shots in the first two quarters, but made six of nine attempts in the second half.ADVERTISEMENT ‘People evacuated on their own’ San Antonio Spurs’ DeMar DeRozan shares a joke with the Toronto Raptors bench during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Toronto on Sunday, Jan. 12, 2020. (Chris Young/The Canadian Press via AP)TORONTO — DeMar DeRozan got another warm welcome in Toronto, and then helped San Antonio top the struggling Raptors.DeRozan scored 25 points, Rudy Gay had 15 and the Spurs rallied from an 18-point deficit to beat Toronto 105-104 on Sunday.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES Playing in Toronto as a visitor for only the second time, DeRozan received loud applause when he was introduced before the game. Fans rose for a standing ovation when DeRozan was honored with a tribute video during a first-quarter timeout, part of Toronto’s ongoing 25th anniversary celebrations.“It’s amazing to be able to get that much recognition,” DeRozan said. “It never gets old.”When the Spurs visited Toronto last February, DeRozan turned the ball over in the final seconds, leading to a go-ahead dunk by Kawhi Leonard.This time, there were no miscues in the final moments.“I’m pretty sure it means a lot to him to come back here and get a win,” said Spurs center Jakob Poeltl, DeRozan’s teammate in Toronto and San Antonio. “Last year we were really close, we ended up losing a close game. This year it was a close game again and we ended up winning it.”Ibaka had 21 points and a season-high 15 rebounds for the Raptors, and Lowry finished with 16 points and a season-high 15 assists.Toronto is 4-6 since a five-game winning streak ended with a loss at Indiana on Dec. 23. The Raptors blew a double-digit lead in the fourth quarter against Portland last Tuesday, and needed overtime to win at Charlotte the following night.“Normally our fourth-quarter defense is great, but it wasn’t tonight,” Raptors coach Nick Nurse said.San Antonio’s comeback spoiled the returns of Siakam and Powell, each of whom had missed 11 games since a Dec. 18 win at Detroit. Powell scored 20 points and Siakam had 15, including 12 in the first.“Obviously happy to be back,” Siakam said. “Definitely a little tired but I’ll take that after being out for a month.” Pagasa sees cloudy skies, scattered rain showers in volcanic eruption-hit areascenter_img Motorbike racer Paulo Gonçalves dies during Dakar Rally Lava gushes out of Taal Volcano as villagers flee No need to wear face masks in Metro Manila, says scientist MOST READ Air quality in NCR now improving after Taal ashfall Huge Toronto crowd celebrates Raptors’ historic win PLAY LIST 01:08Huge Toronto crowd celebrates Raptors’ historic win03:12Kevin Durant out with Achilles injury; to undergo MRI on Tuesday00:50Trending Articles01:05Poor visibility, nakaapekto sa maraming lugar sa Batangas03:028,000 pulis sa Region 4-A, tuloy ang trabaho03:57Phivolcs, nahihirapan sa komunikasyon sa Taal01:04Sold-out: Stores run out of face masks after Taal spews ash01:45Iran police shoot at those protesting plane shootdown01:54MMDA deploys rescue team to Batangas following Taal eruption View comments FAMILY FIRSTWhile battling San Antonio’s Bryn Forbes for a loose ball in the third, Lowry landed heavily on Toronto’s baseline, just in front of where his family was seated. Lowry got up and gave his son a kiss on the cheek, then returned to the court.TIP-INSSpurs: San Antonio is 6-12 on the road. … Poeltl had 10 rebounds.Raptors: Ibaka’s double-double was his career-best eighth straight. … Toronto is still without C Marc Gasol, who has also been out since Dec. 18 because of a strained left hamstring, and G Fred VanVleet, who sat for the third straight because of a strained right hamstring.UP NEXTSpurs: Visit the Miami Heat on Wednesday night.Raptors: Visit the Oklahoma City Thunder on Wednesday night. ‘People evacuated on their own’last_img read more

Carambola farms stymied by fly infestation

first_imgFarms in Region Eight (Potaro-Siparuni) are being affected by flies which destroy the fruits on the Carambola/five finger trees.Over 3600 baits were placed on the fruit trees in Mahdia and surrounding communities as the National Agricultural Research and Extension Institute (NAREI) takes steps to eliminate the Carambola Fruit Flay.NAREI officers placing bait on the Carambola trees in TumatumariBaits were also placed in Mahdia, Microbie, Tumatumari, Campbelltown, 47 Miles Mabura, and 58 Miles Mabura.A team responsible for providing plant protection and quarantine services conducted a four-day exercise of baiting and servicing traps in the district as part of a control strategy for quarantine pest.During a routine surveillance earlier this year it was observed that there was a large population of Fruit Fly in the targeted communities.The adult fruit fly lives for a few weeks so it is important that they reproduce rapidly for their survival. The fruit flies lay eggs in the flesh of ripening and ripe fruits and vegetables. Once the eggs are hatched, the larvae begin to feed within the fruit. This causes the fruit to prematurely ripen, rot and drop.The NAREI team also serviced Jackson traps (detectors) that were installed at Rockstone and Mabura outposts. While the traps at Rockstone were empty, two Carambola Fruit Flies were found in a trap at Mabura outpost. This is an indication that the pest is moving closer to Lethem, an area yet unaffected.Even at this stage residents and farmers can assist in eliminating the pest through practices such as placing fallen fruits inside plastic bags and leaving them exposed to sun light; using fruits as livestock feed; and spraying insecticide on the soil around the tree.NAREI is reminding persons to avoid transporting fruits from the affected areas to other parts of the country.last_img read more

GTT launches ‘Blaze’ high-speed Internet

first_imgGuyanese will complain no more of slow Internet service as GTT on Saturday launched its long anticipated “Blaze” high-speed Internet.At the National Stadium, East Bank Demerara (EBD), GTT introduced Blaze Ignite, Blaze Flaming and Blaze Inferno which will see GTT customers benefiting from fast, faster, and the fastest Internet in Guyana.With this new service – “Blaze Ignite” – customers will be able to access Internet speed at five megabytes per second, “Blaze Flaming” users will access Internet with the speed of 20 megabytes per second and “Blaze Inferno” users, 50 megabytes per second.Along with the fastest Internet speed, the over US million investment will also provide improved streaming, gaming, browsing, easy connectivity for multiple users, greater reliability and added security along with crystal clear telephone calls.The fibre optic service which has been in the pipeline for a number of years came to realisation when GTT used its submarine cables, taking the capacity from the shores, placing some copper lines and putting fibres so that the capacity could reach the homes of Guyanese.The investment, which is thus far only seen in the more developed countries, will be provided at a low rate with installation fees being only ,000 as affordability was considered by the Guyanese initiators.Some 1000 homes are already benefiting from the services and have been providing positive feedbacks according to GTT’s Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Justine Nedd.“Blaze is about us at GTT not only bringing you faster Internet but also bringing you a platform for you to do more. Blaze was inspired by you our customers and today, we have almost 1000 customers who can experience the service and who can tell you about the service,” Nedd told the gathering at the National Stadium.According to the CEO, the provision of the fibre optic service is revolutionary for Guyanese as GTT is seeking to provide for the future of its customers.“Even outside of the larger cities in the US, you don’t get this type of fibre optic service so this is revolutionary for Guyana. This is really what we are about at GTT, we have already started a number of partnerships and we are going to partner with young people that have ideas to drive Guyana forward. We are building the service throughout Guyana at places that already have phone lines and also at those places that are now developing,” Nedd said.Nedd noted that the investment was made with the thought of “losing money in a year or two, this is about being able to provide a service for decades”.GTT will be partnering with a number of companies who would also be able to provide better services with the help of Blaze high-speed Internet.last_img read more

Boateng stunner lifts Bayern over City

first_imgBut former City defender Boateng hammered a volley into the net in the dying seconds, although his venomous strike appeared to take a deflection off Bayern’s Mario Goetze on its way in.Hart had pulled off a string of fine saves from Thomas Mueller, David Alaba, Goetze and Boateng but the Englandinternational was finally beaten as Bayern earned a deserved win in their opening Group E fixture.Bayern Munich coach Pep Guardiola said his team had trouble coping with Manchester City midfielders Samir Nasri and Jesus Navas early on.But he was happy to see his side’s aggression and positioning improve as the game wore on.“We played well,” he said.“The first 20 minutes Manchester City were better than we were and in the last 15 minutes of the second half we dominated.“We created a lot of goal chances. It’s not easy against Manchester City. We played with a lot of heart and we really deserved the victory.”With Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini serving a touchline ban, assistant coach Ruben Cousillas insisted City could recover against Roma and CSKA Moscow in their bid to qualify for the knockout stages.“I think we played a really good game and it was also good entertainment for the public because there were two teams that tried to score goals,” Cousillas said.“Conceding such a goal in the last minute, that’s what makes it really frustrating.“It’s not good to start with a defeat but there are five games left so that means it depends on us.” Manchester City had come back from two goals down to beat Bayern 3-2 at the same venue in last season’s group stages and they started with Edin Dzeko, who has yet to score this season, leading the attack instead of Sergio Aguero.Franck Ribery missed out through injury for the home team, who gave new signing Mehdi Benatia his first start on the right side of a three-man defence.Bayern were looking to banish memories of last season’s 4-0 semi-final defeat to Real Madrid in their last Champions League match in Munich and they almost made a sensational start to the new campaign.Goetze and Robert Lewandowksi released Mueller but after rounding Hart, the German attacker shot into the side netting inside 40 seconds.Dzeko tested Manuel Neuer after a good spell of possession for the visitors but soon the home team started to make an impression at the other end.After 19 minutes Juan Bernat crossed for Mueller, whose bullet header was brilliantly turned over the bar by Hart.Dzeko curled a left-foot shot just to the right of Neuer’s goal and Boateng then cut out a dangerous  Navas cross as Guardiola became increasingly animated on the sideline.Guardiola pushed David Alaba from defence into midfield and the move almost brought an immediate reward when the Austrian shot wide from distance on the half hour.A minute later, the 22-year-old came closer still. He connected on the volley from Mueller’s touch down but the strike was once again beaten away by Hart.With 19 minutes left Hart fumbled Rafinha’s shot but the City keeper recovered superbly to deny Mueller on the rebound.A Champions League game involving Manchester City looked to be set to finish scoreless for the first time when Hart turned a ferocious long-strike from Boateng behind for a corner with three minutes left.But City were struggling to clear their lines and in the final minute Boateng caught the ball sweetly on the volley to beat Hart from the left edge of the penalty area.   Sergio Aguero almost snatched a late equaliser for City but Bayern got their revenge for last season’s defeat in Munich.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000MUNICH, September 18-A superb strike by Jerome Boateng with a minute remaining earned Bayern Munich a dramatic 1-0 victory against Manchester City in their opening Champions League game of the season on Wednesday.An inspired performance by City goalkeeper Joe Hart looked to have secured his team a point in the meeting of the English and German champions at Munich’s Allianz Arena.last_img read more

Cops close lid on metal thefts

first_imgSANTA FE SPRINGS Detectives believe they may have quelled a spate of burglaries at metal distribution companies in the city last month. Metals were stolen from about 10 businesses in July, said Detective Gonzalo Ponce. “It’s a new trend,” said Ponce. “Most of these crooks are getting involved in it because it’s fast money.” Metal distributors usually store metals in gated areas outside their buidings, Ponce said. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREFrumpy Middle-aged Mom: My realistic 2020 New Year’s resolutions. Some involve doughnuts. “Thieves cut the fence with wire cutters,” said Ponce. “Inside, they haul metals away with a dolly.” Since the price of metals such as aluminum, copper and stainless steel have increased substantially, they have become popular targets for burglars, said Ponce. They can be resold to metal recycling businesses for thousands of dollars. he said. Last Saturday morning, police arrested a man on suspicion of stealing about $7,000 worth of metals from Hurlen Corporation. John Eric Phelps, 43, was arrested on suspicion of grand theft and possession of stolen property and possession of tools believed to have been used to carry a burglary. Police found stolen aluminum blocks and copper rods in the van parked behind the business, Ponce said. “We also found bolt cutters, grinders, and other cutting machinery,” he said.165Let’s talk business.Catch up on the business news closest to you with our daily newsletter. Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more