Football fever unites Guyanese

first_imgFootball fever took its toll on Guyana on Sunday after several corporate giants gave local patrons the chance to view the 2018 World Cup action on big screens.And as such, the FIFA 2018 World Cup was celebrated Guyanese-style in the heart of the city with cold drinks, music and a great atmosphere. Corporate giants ANSA McAL and Banks DIH did their part to give back to their patrons by staging a large-screen viewing of the highly-anticipated final match at key points in the city such as the Stabroek Market Square and on the Marriott beach front.At both venues, fans could be seen decked out in their favoured team’s attire whileFootball 1 A section of the crowd at the Stabroek Market Squarecheering on the foreign teams and their favourite players.Aside from watching the power-packed match-up, patrons could have been seen dabbling in a game of football or doving competitions. Differences were put aside in an exhibition of unity through sport, as there were no serious squabbles recorded. Needless to say, the fans were content when the final whistle blew.Long after the game ended, many Guyanese fans stuck around to get in a last word with their newfound friends or family members who accompanied them to the event. Needless to say, the festivities continued into the night and one would believe that it was Guyana who had just won the World Cup.Guyana Times Sport caught up with ANSA McAL Guyana Marketing Director Troy Cadogan, who shared his thoughts on Sunday’s game. “I thought it was a great game; I thought that Croatia was actually overmatched today. France just had too many weapons coming at them at the same time,” he stated.Decked out in a French football t-shirt, Cadogan joked about the massive support that was shown by the Guyanese football fans, “I’ve been in this job a while andThe Marriott Beach Front also had their fair share of supportersthis has been a fantastic event in terms of turnout. We’ve seen a lot of team representation; I didn’t even know we had so many Croatians in Guyana,” he said.As many would know by now, the French national football team cruised to a 4-2 win over the underdog Croatian team to be crowned the 2018 FIFA World Cup Champions. (Jemima Holmes)last_img read more

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Fort St. John continues to lead Northern Real Estate Board pack

first_imgNot surprisingly the largest member community again recorded the largest number of properties sold last year, with the Prince George total at 976.However, the average selling price there is only about $285,000, putting it fourth on the overall community list, also trailing Kitimat which finished the year at just over 298,000.While some of the member communities, including this one, appear to be affected by the global commodity slowdown, Prince George continued to be the least impacted, and that’s believed to be the result of a more diversified economy. FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. — As anticipated, following last October’s release of the third quarter numbers, the Northern Real Estate Board posted a 2015 year-over-year drop in both the number of properties sold and their value.Sales last year, through the Multiple Listing Service, totaled 4,480 properties, worth $1.2 billion, as compared to the previous year’s totals of 5,218, worth $1.3 billion.However, the month of December narrowed the differential with a year-over-year six per cent sales increase leaving the overall twelve month drop at six and half percent.- Advertisement -Meantime, Fort St. John — with the average single family residential selling price as of the end of December at just over $425,000 — continues to be the run-away leader among the 15 board member communities.That was up about 6,500 over the year end 2014 average selling price, but the number of units sold last was down to 266 from 422 in 2014 and 381 in 2013.The local average selling price did slip a bit from where it was at the end of the third quarter—at nearly 429,000 — but it remains more than $100,000 higher than any of the other communities, with Terrace, at just over 308,000, now the only other one above 300,000.Advertisementlast_img read more

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Fellaini and a Korean ‘Monster’: China’s top imports

first_img– Marouane Fellaini (Shandong Luneng) –The most eye-catching move of the Chinese transfer window, the towering 31-year-old ended five-and-a-half turbulent years at Manchester United by joining Shandong Luneng.The Belgian international, who can play in midfield or as an auxiliary forward, made 177 appearances and scored 22 goals at United.But he was never accepted by fans at Old Trafford, who felt his awkward style was not in keeping with United’s attacking traditions.– Mousa Dembele (Guangzhou R&F) –Mousa Dembele © AFP / EMMANUEL DUNANDLike Fellaini, Dembele is a 31-year-old Belgian international and another high-profile acquisition from the Premier League.Dembele was immensely popular at Tottenham Hotspur and in his pomp was one of the finest midfielders in English football, but injuries have taken their toll.R&F, very much the second team in Guangzhou — behind seven-time CSL champions Guangzhou Evergrande — paid about 12 million euros to lure Dembele from London.They will be desperately hoping that they can keep him fit.– Marek Hamsik (Dalian Yifang)Marek Hamsik © AFP / Carlo HermannDalian reportedly paid 20 million euros to sign Hamsik, 31, from Napoli.The Slovak international is Napoli’s record goal-scorer, hitting 121 goals in 520 appearances to overhaul the tally plundered by Diego Maradona.Hamsik was also captain at the Italian side and cultivated legendary status during his 12 years at the club.With his tattoos, mohawk hairstyle and undoubted talent, Hamsik could set the CSL alight.– Sandro Wagner (Tianjin Teda) –Sandro Wagner © AFP / Christof STACHEYet another 31-year-old, the German forward was brought to struggling Tianjin Teda from Bayern Munich for a fee reported to be five million euros and a hefty salary hike.The striker had become frustrated by his lack of playing time under Bayern coach Niko Kovac.Not one to hide his opinions, Wagner retired from international duty with Germany in May last year — an angry reaction to being left out of the 2018 World Cup squad by Joachim Loew.– Kim Min-jae (Beijing Guoan) –Kim Min-jae © AFP / Khaled DESOUKISouth Korean international Kim “Monster” Min-jae snubbed interest from Premier League side Watford to sign for Beijing Guoan from Jeonbuk Motors.The burly 22-year-old centre-back missed last summer’s World Cup because of injury but is a stalwart for South Korea and regularly touted as one of the best defenders in Asia.The “Monster” nickname stems from his powerful physique and he will play a big part in Guoan’s title push.0Shares0000(Visited 2 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Marouane Fellaini has left Manchester United for Chinese club Shandong LunengSHANGHAI, China, Feb 28 – Spending may have slowed in the Chinese Super League, which kicks off a new season on Friday, but clubs are still splashing out on salaries to lure big-name players.AFP Sport picks the five most significant imports during the close season:last_img read more

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Try claim or suit against the union

first_imgWhat’s happening is the adjuster must document the incident file before admitting liability. I am not saying you should necessarily go along with the program, but the request made is typically a routine part of the process to get them to pay for repair of the vehicle, let alone pay other expenses such as a rental car if needed. Landlord-tenant resource The California Department of Consumer Affairs has an excellent, detailed free booklet that covers multiple aspects of the landlord-tenant relationship. You can easily find it online at the department’s Web site, www.dca.ca.gov/; in the search box at the top right simply type “landlord tenant.”160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Question: I was wrongfully terminated from my job after more than 10 years with the company, but my union failed to act. My former employer says it will only deal with the union because there is a collective bargaining agreement. What are my options? – L.V., Los Angeles Answer: The collective bargaining agreement between your union and the employer may well provide for a mediation or arbitration of your grievance against the employer. However, the union is your “exclusive representative” to take up the cause. If the union is not doing anything, you can pursue an administrative claim and/or a lawsuit against the union, which has a well-recognized legal duty to provide you with fair representation. Also, if the union ignores you, it does not mean you cannot take on the employer yourself. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREPettersson scores another winner, Canucks beat KingsThere also may be approaching deadlines. For example, you may have an administrative claim that you initially want to file against the employer, such as with the California Department of Fair Employment & Housing, or the Federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. You may have an administrative claim to make to the National Labor Relations Board about the union. Under the circumstances, promptly find your way to a qualified employment or labor attorney. The Los Angeles County Bar Association has an excellent lawyer referral service at 2l3-243-1525. Q: Our 16-year-old son was driving slowly through a parking lot to exit when someone backed into him. It is obviously her fault, but her automobile insurance company claims it must take a statement by phone. This seems ridiculous – the other driver apologized several times. We just want the car repaired. Does our son have to give “a statement” to them? – S.R., North Hollywood A: Sometimes the insurance adjuster will be satisfied with your son filling out a written set of questions. This may be a suitable alternative for you. As to the statement by phone, it really is more of a low-key interview, focused mostly on what happened (eg., time of day, speed, witnesses, any injuries). The time it takes to give the statement is not long (maybe 10-15 minutes), and you can be on the line. They will ask permission to record it. last_img read more

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Man City ‘face £25m bill’ if Nasri is banned over LA doping allegations

first_imgManchester City face a bill of £25million if Samir Nasri is banned for an alleged breach of doping rules. Nasri is the subject of a Uefa investigation after he was pictured visiting a clinic in Los Angeles to use an intravenous drip for a hydration treatment.But if he is found to have contravened Uefa rules he could be banned for as many as four years, meaning City will be unable to sell him, according to the Daily Mail.  Nasri is currently on loan at Sevilla, earns £120,000-a-week and has two years left on his contract. And Citynwould also miss out on a potential £12million transfer fee if he was banned by European football’s governing body. The former France international visited the Drip Doctors in LA, who later tweeted they provided ‘an IV drip to keep him hydrated and in top health during his busy soccer season with Sevilla’. Such treatments are banned by the World Anti-Doping Agency.Regulations state they are off limits unless administered in quantities of no more than 50 millilitres per six-hour period or when a certificate of special dispensation on medical grounds has been obtained, such as a Therapeutic Use Exemption. Nasri was sent of for clashing with Jamie Vardy in last season’s Champions League 1last_img read more

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WEALTHY GERMANS OFFER €800K FOR DONEGAL NUNS’ HOLIDAY HOME

first_imgA Georgian mansion once used as a holiday home by the Loreto nuns could be about to get new owners – all the way from Germany!Linsfort House in Buncrana – asking price of €825,000 – is under offer!In recent years it was used as a peace and reconciliation centre. It was bought by the Tyrone-based nuns in 1928 for the then considerable sum of 250 punts.One source says those interested in buying the extensive 18-room property included wealthy Germans who have made a considerable offer.It was marketed by Sligo company Schiller & Schiller on the German property market in recent times.The home comes with a large courtyard surrounded by natural stone outbuildings to the roadside in original condition. A stable block building, large car park, walled gardens and a boathouse complete the property.The entire property commands 6.9 acre with a small wood known as Cockhill Bower to the North/Walled, outdoor labyrinth, and peace garden.The property enjoys a direct sandy beach frontage. At low tide it is possible to walk all the way to Buncrana.The walled gardens contain 2 polytunnels and a small orchard. There is also a mobile house known as the Beach House on the grounds.A spokesman for the agents said: “We’ve had a few expressions of interest and one in particular that looks very solid.” WEALTHY GERMANS OFFER €800K FOR DONEGAL NUNS’ HOLIDAY HOME was last modified: April 26th, 2012 by BrendaShare 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:buncranalinsfort houseWEALTHY GERMANS OFFER €800K FOR DONEGAL NUNS HOLIDAY HOMElast_img read more

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GET YOUR WEEKEND ‘KICKS’ WITH THE WHISTLING DONKEYS AT PULSE VENUE

first_imgDonegal’s No.1 Premier nightclub Pulse Venue Letterkenny had another successful weekend with revellers loving our NINE bars and SIX rooms spread over two floors.On Saturday night DJ AHMED was playing the best of dance music in THE CLUB, PAUL R was playing the best of 80’s,90’s and chart music in the LIVING ROOM and THE WAXIES playing in THE LIVE EXPERIENCE. On Sunday night we had FUTURISTIC POLAR-BEARS in THE CLUB with support act DARK9INE, PAUL R in THE LIVING ROOMS and the great BOOGIE MEN in THE LIVE EXPERIENCE.This Saturday night were going to do it all over again with DARA K in THE CLUB, PAUL R in THE LIVING ROOM and back by popular demand THE WHISTLING DONKEYS are playing in THE LIVE EXPERIENCE and patrons can also take in the stunning surround of the SECRET GARDEN and enjoy our delicious stone baked Pizza’s from THE PIZZA SHACK.Patrons can also go all out in our VIP area the RESERVE LOUNGE and enjoy skipping the queue, escorted to your reserved table, Private bar and champagne by calling 086-6070426 to book your party.Check out our facebook page https://www.facebook.com/pulseletterkenny for your chance to Win 4 VIP passes for the RESERVE LOUNGE this Saturday night. GET YOUR WEEKEND ‘KICKS’ WITH THE WHISTLING DONKEYS AT PULSE VENUE was last modified: May 6th, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare 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:EntertainmentFeaturesnewsThe Pulse Venuelast_img read more

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Seized jeep had no tax for six years!

first_imgGardai from Letterkenny have seized a jeep which had not been taxed for almost SIX years.Officers from the Letterkenny Roads Policing unit stopped the jeep in St Johnston yesterday.The vehicle had not been taxed since 2012 and had no NCT since 2013. The car was seized and a future court appearance is expected for the owner.Seized jeep had no tax for six years! was last modified: July 24th, 2018 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:donegalGardaijeeproad taxseizedlast_img read more

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Blues see off Liverpool, United and City and agree deal with youngster – report

first_imgChelsea have agreed a three-and-a-half-year contract with highly-rated teenager Conor Hunte, the Sunday Mirror report.It is claimed that Liverpool, Manchester City and Manchester United were ready to snap-up the 16-year-old midfielder had he not decided to stay with the Blues.The Sunday Mirror also say Chelsea are ‘on alert’ amid reports Real Madrid’s former Tottenham playmaker Luka Modric is keen to return to England. Both Manchester clubs are also said to be interested in the 27-year-old, who was a target for Chelsea prior to joining Real.Chelsea are poised to sign Malaga midfielder Isco, 20, either this month or in the summer, according to the Sunday People.The Daily Star Sunday claim QPR boss Harry Redknapp was hoping to sign Daniel Sturridge from Chelsea prior to the forward’s move to Liverpool and that Yossi Benayoun could join Reading from the Blues.And a number of papers report that Chelsea are in contract talks with Frank Lampard despite initially indicating that he would not be offered a new deal.QPR want Stoke striker Kenwyne Jones, the Sunday Mirror report.It is claimed Aston Villa are also interested and that Swansea would like to take him on loan.Redknapp has been put off by Tottenham’s apparent £7m valuation of Tom Huddlestone but is hopeful of negotiating a deal for the midfielder, according to the Mail on Sunday.The Sun on Sunday say Robbie Keane has turned down a loan move to Loftus Road from LA Galaxy.Related West London Sport story: QPR boss rules out move for duo (December 29)The People say both QPR and Newcastle are sending delegations to France to try to clinch the signing of Marseille striker Loic Remy.This page is regularly updated.YTo4OntzOjk6IndpZGdldF9pZCI7czoyMDoid3lzaWphLW5sLTEzNTI0NjE4NjkiO3M6NToibGlzdHMiO2E6MTp7aTowO3M6MToiMyI7fXM6MTA6Imxpc3RzX25hbWUiO2E6MTp7aTozO3M6MjI6Ildlc3QgTG9uZG9uIFNwb3J0IGxpc3QiO31zOjEyOiJhdXRvcmVnaXN0ZXIiO3M6MTc6Im5vdF9hdXRvX3JlZ2lzdGVyIjtzOjEyOiJsYWJlbHN3aXRoaW4iO3M6MTM6ImxhYmVsc193aXRoaW4iO3M6Njoic3VibWl0IjtzOjMzOiJTdWJzY3JpYmUgdG8gb3VyIGRhaWx5IG5ld3NsZXR0ZXIiO3M6Nzoic3VjY2VzcyI7czoyODM6IlRoYW5rIHlvdSEgUGxlYXNlIGNoZWNrIHlvdXIgaW5ib3ggaW4gb3JkZXIgdG8gY29uZmlybSB5b3VyIHN1YnNjcmlwdGlvbi4gSWYgeW91IGRvbid0IHNlZSBhbiBlLW1haWwgZnJvbSB1cywgY2hlY2sgeW91ciBzcGFtIGZvbGRlci4gSWYgeW91IHN0aWxsIGhhdmVuJ3QgcmVjZWl2ZWQgYSBjb25maXJtYXRpb24gbWVzc2FnZSwgcGxlYXNlIGUtbWFpbCBmZWVkYmFja0B3ZXN0bG9uZG9uc3BvcnQuY29tIGFuZCB0ZWxsIHVzIHlvdSB3aXNoIHRvIHN1YnNjcmliZSB0byBvdXIgbmV3c2xldHRlci4iO3M6MTI6ImN1c3RvbWZpZWxkcyI7YToxOntzOjU6ImVtYWlsIjthOjE6e3M6NToibGFiZWwiO3M6NToiRW1haWwiO319fQ== Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

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Will break bones of those who disrespect cows: MLA

first_imgAmid a widespread crackdown on illegal slaughterhouses and meat shops in Uttar Pradesh by the Yogi Adityanath government, Vikram Saini, BJP MLA for Khatauli, said he would break the limbs and hands of those who show disrespect to cows and kill gau mata.At a function in the riot-affected Shamli district on Saturday, Mr. Saini, an accused in the 2013 Muzzaffarnagar riots, said, “I contested this election shouting Bharat Mata ki jai and Vande Mataram. I asked for votes, saying those who feel proud to say Vande Mataram and Bharat Mata ki jai, and those who consider the cow gau mata should vote for me.”Underlining the divisive issues which dominated the election campaign and the communal polarisation in the sensitive region of Muzaffarnagar and Shamli, Mr. Saini added, “I did not ask for votes from people who hesitate to say Vande Mataram and those who do not say Bharat mata ki jai.”‘Our govt. in power’Mr. Saini’s assertion that “Now that our government has come to power, I will fulfil the promises”, met with celebratory applause from an audience largely consisting of youth. Sanjeev Baliyan, a Minister in the Narendra Modi government, and Suresh Rana, the BJP MLA for Thana Bhawan, shared the stage with him.Mr. Saini hails from Kawal village in Muzaffarnagar, the flashpoint of the 2013 communal riots. He was accused of making inflammatory speeches during the riots and was charged under the stringent National Securities Act by the then Samajwadi Party government. The BJP gave him ticket from the Khatauli Assembly constituency in Muzaffarnagar district.Speaking to reporters later on Sunday, Mr. Saini remained unapologetic about his remarks, and said he had spoken “with an open heart in the language of a villager.”last_img read more

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