PSG’s Neymar bags brace on home debut

first_imgPARIS, France (AP): Neymar was in unstoppable form on his home debut for Paris Saint-Germain (PSG), with the Brazil star scoring twice and playing a role in the other four goals as PSG routed Toulouse 6-2 to move to top of the French league yesterday. Neymar saved the best for last, bringing the Parc des Princes crowd to its feet with an astonishing solo goal in injury time. He dribbled through a forest of bewildered defenders, changing direction and rolling the ball off his foot left and right in an almost balletic display of skill and balance, before calmly stroking the ball home as if at a training session. Neymar milked the applause with even Toulouse’s players lining up to shake his hand. “The crowd was fantastic and it was a great atmosphere,” Neymar said on Canal Plus television through a translator after the game. PSG leads defending champions Monaco and Saint-Etienne on goal difference, with all on nine points after three games. Neymar, who joined from Barcelona for a world-record €222 million (US$262 million), netted on his debut last weekend in a 3-0 win at Guingamp. Yesterday, he equalised for PSG and set up the second for midfielder Adrien Rabiot, and then won a penalty that striker Edinson Cavani struck home in the 75th to make it 3-1. PSG was already down to 10 men by this point, after Marco Verratti’s sending off. Center half Christopher Jullien exposed some poor marking to give Toulouse a lifeline three minutes later, scoring with a thumping header for 3-2. But substitute Javier Pastore produced a sublime, curling shot from 25m that dipped into the top right corner in the 82nd. It was Neymar’s quick pass from the left that released Angel Di Maria to pick out Pastore lurking near the penalty area. Two minutes later, Neymar whipped over a clever corner that left back Layvin Kurzawa met with a spectacular scissor kick. Neymar has slotted into PSG’s team seamlessly although that is to be expected, given the price tag.last_img read more

Mayor’s claim of bag of money in Chief Constable’s vehicle deceitful

first_imgDear Editor,At a statuary meeting of the Mayor and City Council (M&CC) held on Monday, July 22, 2019, I noted with shock and surprise in the print media that the Mayor of Georgetown, Pandit Ubraj Narine, reported that a bag containing cash belonging to the Mayor and City Council (M&CC) was found inside the vehicle assigned to Chief Constable Andrew Foo, and the Local Government Commission has since been called in to launch an investigation.I further noted that the Mayor said “The only thing that bothers me is that no one apprised me of this. I had to hear it on the road, which is not good for business,” Narine expressed, adding, “I heard it on the road and when I came here, I walked into the Town Clerk’s office and asked her to launch an investigation” as reported in the State-owned newspaper on Tuesday, July 23, 2019.I wish to state categorically that the Mayor’s claim of hearing of the discovery of the bag on the “road” is untruth, deceitful and is a clear attempt to tarnish the reputation of the Chief Constable and more particularly the image of the City Constabulary department which is the policing arm of the Georgetown Municipality that is a hybrid body comprised of the regular personnel (sworn officers) and an auxiliary section of security guards.The provision of services to the municipality and to citizens is executed through several substations and units of the agency and pertain to the enforcement of the city Government By-Laws and other laws within the city limits, provision of cash escorts, protective details (demolition exercises) prosecution support to the Engineers and Public Health departments and security of municipal installations. In keeping with its mandate under Section 137 (1) of the Municipal and District Councils Act Chap 28:01, and also empowered under the Summary Jurisdiction Offences Act Chapter 8:02, Section 4 (minor offences committed chiefly in Town) which provides for members of the City Police to have police powers.Please allow me to set the record straight on the discovery of the ‘bag’ containing cash belonging to the Mayor and City Council (M&CC) that was found inside the vehicle assigned to Chief Constable Andrew Foo on Tuesday, July 16, 2019, by City Police 1930, Norman Hope.At about 15:40h on Thursday, June 20, 2019, a request was made for the vehicle assigned to the Chief Constable’s office to use to transport monies to the bank. In keeping with the request made, City Police 1930, Norman Hope used vehicle number PVV 1405 assigned to the Chief Constable’s office to take the revenue team, along with the Escort Unit of the City Constabulary department to the bank and returned with them at the City Hall compound where they disembarked the said vehicle and went their separate way.At about 16:00h on Tuesday, July 16, 2019, while City Police 1930 Hope was cleaning the said vehicle, he discovered a sealed bank deposit bag under the driver’s seat and he immediately brought it to the attention of the Chief Constable.The Chief Constable then summoned the Administrative Inspector Petal Bancroft-Anthony and the Officer in Charge of the City Police Investigation Section, Inspector Lindon Bristol to his office and informed them what the City Police 1930 Hope found in his vehicle.Inspector Petal Bancroft-Anthony was instructed by the Chief Constable to lodge the sealed bank deposit bag at the Constabulary’s Enquiries office which she did without any delay.Inspector Bristol was ordered to lunch an investigation into the matter that commenced immediately which is ongoing.Following that, the Chief Constable informed the Georgetown Mayor, Mr Ubraj Narine, Acting Town Clerk, Sharon Harry-Munroe, Clerk of Market, Sherlock Lovell, the Human Resource Manager of the Georgetown Mayor and City Council, (M&CC) Paulette Braithwaite and other officials of the Council about the discovery of the bag containing cash belonging to the Mayor and City Council (M&CC) that was found inside the vehicle assigned to him.At about 09:30h on Thursday, July 18, 2019, the Clerk of Market, Mr Sherlock Lovell, arrived at the City Constabulary headquarters and identified the bag containing cash belonging to the Mayor and City Council (M&CC) as the bag with the monies collected from the Bourda Market in revenue collection on Thursday, June 20, 2019.Initial investigation revealed that the cash was checked off and placed in a bank deposit bag by the Bourda Revenue Collectors for depositing at the bank on Thursday, June 20, 2019.Investigations further revealed that ranks attached to the Escort Unit of the City Constabulary department had transported the Bourda Revenue Collectors to the bank to deposit the money on Thursday, June 20, 2019, which they never did.Three weeks later, on Tuesday, July 16, 2019, the bag containing the cash and deposit slip that was supposed to have been deposited by Revenue Collectors on Thursday, June 20, 2019, was found by City Police 1930 Hope inside the vehicle assigned to Chief Constable Andrew Foo and the matter is now under Police investigation. However, I find it very strange at this initial stage of the investigation that the Mayor of Georgetown, Mr Ubraj Narine, whom I have great respect for, in society as a young, intelligent and ambitious young man with integrity would go publicly to say that the Chief Constable never informed him about the incident and he only learnt about it on the road when it is not so.The Mayor of Georgetown should retract the statement he made at Monday’s statuary meeting and apologise since his report on the matter can be seen as an attempt to tarnish the reputation of the Chief Constable, Mr Andrew Foo, and more particularly the image of the City Constabulary department collectively which doesn’t look good in the eyesight of the public.Yours faithfully,Rayvonne P Bournelast_img read more

Allardyce statement: ‘I’m deeply disappointed at this outcome’

first_img1 Sam Allardyce: The 61-year-old left his position as England boss on Tuesday Sam Allardyce has described the disappointment and ‘regret’ after recent conduct led to his departure as England manager.The 61-year-old parted company with the Football Association by mutual consent on Tuesday evening, after the governing body held crunch talks.The discussions came hours after the Daily Telegraph’s investigation into alleged corruption in English football. An undercover reporter’s footage appeared to show Allardyce telling a fictitious businessman how to get around FA third-party ownership laws and negotiate a £400,000 deal to address investors in a Far East firm.Allardyce, upon his appointment in July, said how the Three Lions role is one he ‘always wanted’, but his reign in the top job ends after just 67 days.In a statement on the FA’s website, Allardyce said:“Further to recent events, The FA and I have mutually agreed to part company.“It was a great honour for me to be appointed back in July and I am deeply disappointed at this outcome.“This afternoon, I met with Greg Clarke and Martin Glenn and offered a sincere and wholehearted apology for my actions.“Although it was made clear during the recorded conversations that any proposed arrangements would need The FA’s full approval, I recognise I made some comments which have caused embarrassment.“As part of today’s meeting, I was asked to clarify what I said and the context in which the conversations took place. I have co-operated fully in this regard.“I also regret my comments with regard to other individuals.”last_img read more

Reality check? Comparing Arsenal’s position now to this time last season

first_img 5 Theo Walcott has scored five goals in his eight Premier League appearances for the Gunners Results: Dinamo Zagreb 2-1 Arsenal, Arsenal 2-3 Olympiacos, Arsenal 2-0 Bayern Munich, Bayern Munich 5-1 Arsenal, Arsenal 3-0 Dinamo Zagreb, Olympiacos 0-3 Arsenal, Arsenal  0-2 Barcelona (Round of 16), Barcelona 3-1 Arsenal (Round of 16)So Arsenal may have got off to a bright start, but it’s a little too early to get excited… 5 Results: Arsenal 3-4 Liverpool, Leicester City 0-0 Arsenal, Watford 1-3 Arsenal, Arsenal 2-1 Southampton, Hull City 1-4 Arsenal, Arsenal 3-0 Chelsea, Burnley 0-1 Arsenal, Arsenal 3-2 Swansea CityAnd here’s how the Premier League 2015/16 table looked at this stage last season: Arsenal have recovered from their blip to Liverpool on the opening day of the campaign in style.The Gunners are undefeated in all competitions since the 4-3 loss to Jurgen Klopp’s men at the Emirates, quietly going about their business in the Premier League and Champions League.But should such a start to the season lead to excitement over what this season could bring?With this question in mind, we’ve taken a look at how Arsenal’s position now compares to this time last term…Premier League 2016/17 table after the opening eight games: 5 5 Results: Paris Saint-Germain 1-1 Arsenal, Arsenal 2-0 Basel, Arsenal 6-0 Ludogorets RazgradHow Arsenal’s Champions League group finished in the 2015/16 season: Results: Arsenal 0-2 West Ham United, Crystal Palace 1-2 Arsenal, Arsenal 0-0 Liverpool, Newcastle 0-1 Arsenal, Arsenal 2-0 Stoke City, Chelsea 2-0 Arsenal, Leicester City 2-5 Arsenal, Arsenal 3-0 Manchester UnitedArsenal’s current position in their Champions League group: 5last_img read more

United star convinced ‘luck is completely against us’ after worst ever PL start

first_imgAnder Herrera claims Manchester United are overdue a run of victories.United have made their worst start to a league campaign for 17 years after collecting just 20 points from their opening 13 matches.Sunday’s frustrating 1-1 draw with West Ham at Old Trafford was a fourth consecutive home league stalemate, a sequence United have not endured the like of since 1980.But with Hammers goalkeeper Darren Randolph a clear man of the match after making a series of outstanding saves, and after similar experiences against other opponents, midfielder Herrera is convinced United are doing little wrong.The Spaniard said: “I don’t know what to say. At the moment, luck is completely against us. We are playing very good and we deserve eight more points than we have.”Asked if he felt United were close to getting on a winning run, the 27-year-old said: “Yes. We feel it because we are better than every opponent.“I don’t know when the luck will change, but it’s not even luck – it’s just (what is) fair. We are looking for fair.“We are looking to score maybe half of the chances we create and we will win 4-1 every game.”Herrera sees the number of opportunities United are creating as a clear positive. Sunday’s game was overshadowed by the sending off of manager Jose Mourinho for a second time this season – something which has triggered a Football Association charge – but on the field United had 17 goal attempts to the Hammers’ six.Herrera said: “The best player of Burnley was the keeper, the best player of Stoke was the keeper, the best player of Arsenal was Petr Cech, the best player of West Ham was Randolph.“We are doing something good and we have to take good things from it.“We play intense, we win the second balls, we create chances, we move the ball, we control the game, we have more possession than the opponents, we shoot on goal.“I remember last season everyone said, ‘shoot, shoot, shoot’, and now we shoot I don’t know how many times each game but we are not scoring.“It’s unbelievable that we don’t have six or eight points more than we have but hopefully the luck will turn in our favour.” 1 Ander Herrera last_img read more

7 Pendleton Marines, sailor charged with murder of Iraqi civilian

first_imgWASHINGTON (AP) — Seven Marines and a sailor have been charged with murder in the April death of an Iraqi civilian, the Marine Corps said Wednesday. All eight also were charged with kidnapping, according to a Marine statement issued at Camp Pendleton, Calif. Other charges include conspiracy, larceny and providing false official statements. Separately, the U.S. military in Iraq announced that murder charges were filed against a fourth Army soldier in the shooting deaths May 9 of three civilians who had been detained by U.S. troops. Spc. Juston R. Graber, 20, of the 101st Airborne Division was charged with one count of premeditated murder, one count of attempted premeditated murder, one count of conspiracy to commit murder, and making a false official statement. On Monday the military had announced that three soldiers of the 101st Airborne Division were charged with murder and other offenses in connection with the May 9 killings. It was not clear why charges against the fourth soldier were not announced until Wednesday. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE11 theater productions to see in Southern California this week, Dec. 27-Jan. 2 In the case of the April killing of an Iraqi civilian, the allegation is that Marines pulled an unarmed man from his home on April 26 and shot him to death without provocation. Seven Marines and one Navy corpsman from the Pendleton-based 3rd Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment were taken out of Iraq in late May and put in the confinement at Pendleton pending the filing of charges. The Marine Corps identified the eight as: Marine Sgt. Lawrence G. Hutchins III, Marine Cpl. Trent D. Thomas, Navy Hospital Corpsman 3rd Class Melson J. Bacos, Marine Lance Cpl. Tyler A. Jackson, Marine Pfc. John J. Jackson, Marine Lance Cpl. Jerry E. Shumate Jr., Marine Lance Cpl. Robert B. Pennington, and Marine Cpl. Marshall L. Magincalda. The case is separate from the alleged killing by other Marines of 24 Iraqi civilians at Haditha last November. A pair of investigations related to that case are still under way and no criminal charges have been filed. The accused in the current case will be assigned military lawyers at no cost, although they have the choice of hiring their own civilian attorneys. Lt. Gen. John Sattler, the senior commander at Pendleton, will decide whether and how to proceed with preliminary hearings known in the military justice system as Article 32 proceedings. Those in turn could lead to courts-martial for some or all eight. On May 24 the Marines announced that Maj. Gen. Richard C. Zilmer, the commander of all Marine forces in Iraq, had asked for a criminal investigation after a preliminary probe. Together, the Hamdania and Haditha cases have generated international criticism of the U.S. and unfavorable publicity for the Marine Corps. Gen. Michael Hagee, the Marine commandant, visited Iraq to reinforce the importance of adhering to ethical standards. “As commandant I am gravely concerned about the serious allegations concerning actions of some Marines at Haditha and Hamdania,” Hagee told a Pentagon news conference June 7. “I can assure you that the Marine Corps takes them seriously.” “As commandant I am the one accountable for organization, training and equipping of Marines,” he added. “I am responsible and I take these responsibilities quite seriously.”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

Jordan Lukaku’s move to Newcastle off, confirms club

first_imgHowever, the 24-year-old will no longer be moving to Tyneside, despite undergoing a medical on Friday.The club have not disclosed the reason for the deal falling through but is understood to be down to medical reasons.Lukaku has now returned to Rome and is set to remain at Lazio until the summer.A statement released by Newcastle read: “Newcastle United can confirm that Jordan Lukaku will not be joining the club.“The Belgian defender was on Tyneside on Friday after being given permission to travel by his current club, SS Lazio. Tony Cascarino backs Everton to sign two strikers for Carlo Ancelotti targets REVEALED Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade Jordan Lukaku’s move to Newcastle United from Lazio has fallen through, the Premier League club have announced.The left-back, who is brother to Manchester United star Romelu,  has agreed to join the Magpies on loan until the end of the season. Kevin De Bruyne ‘loves Man City and wants to keep winning’, reveals father LATEST TRANSFER NEWS targets RANKED “It has now been decided that a loan deal will not be pursued and the player will return to Rome. We wish Jordan all the best for the future.”Boss Rafa Benitez refused to talk about the Belgium international before Saturday’s FA Cup fourth-round clash with Watford.“You know I will not talk about transfer windows,” he said. “I will not talk about any players, because we have who we have.“Lee (Marshall), director of communications, has given me a lot of names that are in the media, but I will not talk about anyone.“January is a difficult window. The top sides are normally in the Champions League or Europa League, and it is difficult to find players.”center_img Where every Premier League club needs to strengthen in January Lukaku will not be joining Newcastle this month LIVING THE DREAM LATEST Man United joined by three other clubs in race for Erling Haaland 1 IN DEMAND The biggest market value losers in 2019, including Bale and ex-Liverpool star Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ last_img read more

The players Kane leaves trailing as he breaks north London derby goal record

first_img 1 Harry Kane is now the top scoring player in Premier League north London derbies.The Englishman coolly slotted past Bernd Leno to equalise for his side as bitter rivals Tottenham Hotspur and Arsenal fought out a dramatic draw at Wembley. It was his ninth goal in nine Premier League games against the Gunners and Arsenal fans will be delighted to see the back of him until next season.Prior to the match, Kane was level with Emmanuel Adebayor on eight derby goals… but who else makes the charts?Find out below… Premier League north London derby top scorerscenter_img Kane is the all-time top scorer in Premier League north London derbies 1. HARRY KANE – 92. Emmanuel Adebayor – 83. Robert Pires – 74 = Thierry Henry – 54 = Robin van Persie – 55 = Gareth Bale – 45 = Ian Wright – 45 =Patrick Vieira – 45 = Freddie Ljungberg – 45 = Rafael van der Vaart – 45 =Theo Walcott – 4last_img read more

McInnes surprised by Clarke’s ‘bizarre’ comments

first_img“It was surprising and a bit bizarre because I think it’s Steve that’s brought it into the public domain,” McInnes said.“My comments, having looked back at them again, are really about defending Shay because Steve was keen to get Shay sent off and then he was keen to get me into trouble with the SFA.“It’s not me that’s brought it into the public domain, it’s not me that should be commenting.”McInnes said if he had wanted to accuse Jones then he would have cited the Killie winger’s previous bookings for diving but Jones had been fouled. He said he was a fan of Jones and had tried to make him an Aberdeen player last year. “If I wanted to, I would have mentioned that he (Jones) got booked for diving a few weeks ago in the league and I would have mentioned that he’s been booked for diving already this season and I would have mentioned that he got booked for diving last season, but I didn’t,” he said. “It’s Steve that has brought it into the public domain. I have no problem with Jordan Jones, it was a penalty kick. I think the referee made the right decision but it wasn’t a foul by Shay Logan either. “It’s much ado about nothing, I like Jordan Jones as a player. I tried to sign him in the summer so there are no problems with him either. I am having to react to a comment by Steve.” The sides meet in their Scottish Cup quarter-final replay next week. Aberdeen boss Derek McInnes has said he found Kilmarnock manager Steve Clarke’s comments about him “bizarre” and claimed their disagreement over Shay Logan and Jordan Jones was sparked by Clarke himself.The issues came after the cup meeting between the sides last week, when McInnes questioned a penalty awarded for Logan’s challenge on Jones.Clarke felt McInnes had branded his player as a diver and called on the Scottish FA to take action.McInnes said he was surprised that there was an issue, insisting that Clarke’s own behaviour post-match comments had created interest in the first place.last_img read more

Ante-Natal Services return to Dungloe Hospital

first_imgThe HSE have confirmed that that Midwifery clinics are to recommence at Dungloe Community Hospital today.The confirmation comes following a lengthy Dáil campaign by Sinn Féin Finance Spokesperson Deputy Pearse Doherty demanding that the Government reinstate Ante-Natal services at the hospital which were first suspended at the facility in November 2014.Speaking following yesterday’s announcement, Deputy Doherty said: Deputy Pearse Doherty“I am absolutely delighted to now have it confirmed that Ante-Natal services will return to Dungloe Community Hospital this Week, meaning that expecting mothers in West Donegal may now access midwifery clinics locally at Dungloe.“This terrific announcement comes after over two years without Midwifery clinics operating out of the hospital which were first suspended back in November 2014.“Immediately following the removal of the service, I raised their suspension with the Minister for Health in the Dáil, and over the course of those two years, I have repeatedly called on the Government to reinstate the service which for years before their removal, has provided exceptional care for mothers and their families.“The HSE has today confirmed to me that Information in relation to the Obstetric / Midwifery Clinics has now been circulated to GPs in the area and that the clinic will commence this Wednesday 18th January, giving mothers the choice of midwifery care in Dungloe. “This news will be particularly welcomed by the countless women who have used this vital service in the past, and indeed will come as great news to all those who will now be able to avail of midwifery service at Dungloe both now and into the future.“Recognition and credit must also be given to the local community who have led a very impressive campaign ever since the service was first suspended and have passionately fought for these clinics to be reopened.“I gave a commitment over two years ago now that I would fight to have Ante-Natal and Midwifery services returned to Dungloe and I am absolutely thrilled that today that commitment is finally being fulfilled.”Ante-Natal Services return to Dungloe Hospital was last modified: January 18th, 2017 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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:ante-natalDeputy Pearse DohertyDungloe Community Hospitalmidwiferylast_img read more